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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781472299376

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 30th April 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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A daring group of women risk it all in this irresistible heist drama.

‘Delightfully mischievous’ THE TIMES
‘A rip-roaring tale of revenge’ DAILY MAIL
‘Flawless, lawless fun’ KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE

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UPSTAIRS, MADAM IS PLANNING THE PARTY OF THE SEASON.

All eyes are on the grandest house in Mayfair as the countdown to their lavish summer ball begins. Everything must be perfect. But with the chandeliers gleaming and the cellars stocked, loyal housekeeper Mrs King is suddenly dismissed.

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

As the clock strikes twelve on the night of the ball, Mrs King will return to strip the house of its riches – right under the nose of her former employer.

And she knows just who to recruit to pull off the impossible: a bold alliance of women with nothing left to lose and every reason for revenge.

***READER REVIEWS***

‘Trust me, this one’s a must-have for your summer holiday’
‘This WILL be in my top reads this year. I loved every page ‘
‘Reading should be like this, pure pleasure’
‘Clever, smart, fast-paced with a dash of wry humour’


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PRAISE FOR THE HOUSEKEEPERS

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

‘A glamorous historical heist’ Prima

‘Kept me hooked ’til the last page’ Jennifer Saint

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

‘Meet the most likeable group of criminals since Robin Hood’s merry men’ Nina de Gramont

‘A page-turning delight’ Red

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

Reviews

Wildly entertaining . . . an irresistible, deliciously audacious premise
Platinum
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
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