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‘Delightfully mischievous’ The Times
‘Punch-the-air good, the Edwardian heist novel you never knew you needed’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave
‘There’s so much fun to be had in this delicious debut’ Sunday Times

UPSTAIRS, MADAM IS PLANNING THE PARTY OF THE SEASON.

DOWNSTAIRS, THE SERVANTS ARE PLOTTING THE HEIST OF THE CENTURY.


When Mrs King, housekeeper to the most illustrious home in Mayfair, is suddenly dismissed after years of loyal service, she knows just who to recruit to help her take revenge.

A black-market queen out to settle her scores. An actress desperate for a magnificent part. A seamstress dreaming of a better life. And Mrs King’s predecessor, who has been keeping the dark secrets of Park Lane far too long.

Mrs King has an audacious plan in mind, one that will reunite her women in the depths of the house on the night of a magnificent ball – and play out right under the noses of her former employers…

THEY COME FROM NOTHING. BUT THEY’LL LEAVE WITH EVERYTHING.



Dazzling, stylish and wildly entertaining, The Housekeepers lets loose an outlandish alliance of women you’ll never forget…

‘Hay sets a cracking pace… with plenty of twists and a great deal of fun’ Guardian

‘Imagine Ocean’s 8 had an illegitimate baby with Fingersmith – a big fat diamond of a book’ Erin Kelly

‘Kept me hooked ’til the last page. The strong, determined and memorable female characters pull you into their web of intrigue’ Jennifer Saint

‘Hay’s ambitious debut combines a memorable ensemble cast with a panoramic portrait of Victorian London’ Mail on Sunday

‘Prepare to grow hungrier for justice with every page you turn’ Nina de Gramont, bestselling author of The Christie Affair

‘A page-turning delight from beginning to end’ Red

‘Fun, fast-paced and totally immersive, The Housekeepers is a rare jewel worth coveting’ Emma Stonex

‘Hell hath no fury like a housekeeper scorned . . . this novel is unputdownable’ House Beautiful

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Reviews

This twisty heist caper is a delightfully mischievous debut
The Times
Downton meets Ocean's 8
Grazia
A page-turning delight from beginning to end
Red
Tremendously fun
i Paper
A brilliantly entertaining tale of revenge, with fabulous characters - this is a riotous underworld adventure
Best
This Edwardian heist story is such a fun read!
Good Housekeeping
Hay brings a lively tempo and an elegant wit to this zippy thriller that is also a social commentary on the plight of the powerless
Washington Post
This is the perfect holiday read
Guardian
Wildly entertaining . . . an irresistible, deliciously audacious premise
Platinum