Freida McFadden

Freida McFadden

Recent/Upcoming Freida McFadden Books

June 11th, 2024: The Housemaid Is Watching

October 1st, 2024: The Boyfriend

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Freida McFadden Stats: The highest rated book by Freida McFadden on Book Notification is The Wife Upstairs, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Never Lie, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Freida McFadden on Book Notification is The Housemaid, the first novel in The Housemaid series. The second most read book is The Housemaid's Secret (The Housemaid #2).

Below is a complete list of Freida McFadden books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of The Housemaid Books in Publication Order

This series begins with a maid working for a wealthy family, uncovering secrets, and facing dangers in a suspenseful story of deception and survival.

List of Dr. Jane McGill Books in Publication Order

The Dr. Jane McGill Series follows an ER doctor as she navigates medical mysteries, personal challenges, and the chaos of hospital life, blending medical drama with mystery.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.4
Suicide Med
2014
2
7.6
Baby City (With: Kelley Stoddard)
Baby City (With: Kelley Stoddard)
2015
3
8.3
Brain Damage
2016
4
9.1
The Perfect Son
2020
5
8.5
The Ex
2020
6
9.1
The Surrogate Mother
2020
7
9.5
The Wife Upstairs
2020
8
8.1
One By One
2020
9
8.1
Want to Know a Secret?
2021
10
8.3
The Locked Door
2021
11
8.2
Do Not Disturb
2021
12
8.8
Do You Remember
2022
13
7.7
The Inmate
2022
14
9.1
Never Lie
2022
15
8.5
Ward D
2023
16
8.2
The Coworker
2023
17
8.5
The Teacher
2024
18
The Boyfriend
2024

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Freida McFadden Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
5
11 out of 10 of Humorous Medical Short Stories
2015
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Freida McFadden: Biography

Freida McFadden was born in, New York City, NY USA.

Freida McFadden is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 18 novels available. The first standalone was released in 2014 with the novel Suicide Med. The most recently released novel was The Teacher which was released in 2024.

Freida McFadden has also written The Housemaid series which has 3 books including The Housemaid and The Housemaid's Secret.

Freida was born on May 1st, year unknown. She primarily writes psychological thriller novels, although has written a few medical humour books as well. As well as writing her novels, Freida is a practising physican, and as per an article with Female First, is a brain injury trained physician. She is not a surgeon, but deals with patients with brain injuries.

In the article with Female First, Freida noted that she wrote her first novel when she was just 11 years old. It was a thriller about a woman whose spouse was killed. It was never published and was written in a notebook.

Her favourite book series growing up was "The Baby-Sitter's Club" by Ann M. Martin. One of her favourite novels is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. She told Thrilling Reads that one big motivator in writing psychological thrillers was a novel by Shalini Boland. She would wake up in the middle of the night, thinking about the characters and having an emotional response to it and she wanted to recreate that passion.

As per an interview with Thrilling Reads, Freida has been hesitant to write sequels as she felt it gave away the ending of a book if there was a sequel. However with The Housemaid, the response to it from readers was overwhelming. She also felt she just wasn't ready to say goodbye to those characters, and thus continued the series.

The first book Freida wrote was motivated by her her period working as an intern and in residence as a doctor. There was a senior resident who didn't treat her well, and this motivated her to self-publish her first novel. Her characters are sometimes based on people she knows in real life, or people we can all relate to having interacted with them in real life, like an "awful boss".

In terms of her writing routine, Freida says that the whole story of a book is generally in her head. She doesn't write an outline but instead lets the characters take her where they would like to be and that the characters speak to her. She does plan out the books however, as well as the twist to the book which she feels is one of the most important factors of her novels.

Freida McFadden: Awards & Accolades

McFadden's books have won multiple awards, The Housemaid won the International Thriller Writers Award, Best Original Paperback Novel, in 2023. The Housemaid's Secret won the Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller, in 2023.

Freida McFadden books have also been nominated for multiple awards, The Housemaid was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller, in 2022. The Coworker was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller, in 2023. The Housemaid's Secret was nominated for the International Thriller Writers Award, Best Audio Book, in 2024.

Freida McFadden: TV/Movies Based on Books

In April 2023, it was announced that a movie adaptation of The Housemaid was in the works. It would be adapted by Rebecca Sonnenshine for Lionsgate.

Freida McFadden: F.A.Q

Where was Freida McFadden Born?

Freida McFadden was born in New York City, NY, USA and is American.

What book awards has Freida McFadden won?

The Housemaid: International Thriller Writers Award Best Original Paperback Novel (2023).
The Housemaid's Secret: Goodreads Awards Best Mystery and Thriller (2023).

What was the first book Freida McFadden wrote?

The first novel written by Freida McFadden was The Devil Wears Scrubs, published in 2013.

What was the most recent book Freida McFadden wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Teacher on February 6th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Freida McFadden?

Freida McFadden has two new books coming out: The Housemaid Is Watching will be released on June 11th, 2024. The Boyfriend will be released on October 1st, 2024.

How many books has Freida McFadden written?

Freida McFadden has written 25 books. 3 books in The Housemaid Series, 2 books in the Dr. Jane McGill Series, 18 Standalone Novels, 2 Short Stories/Novellas.

Did Freida McFadden wrote the novel Echoes of Secrets?

Freida did not write Echoes of Secrets. Someone else wrote this book stealing her name, actually breaking the law as she has that name trademarked. Any websites that list this book, are incorrect.

Why can't I find Freida McFadden ebooks in my local library or at various online bookstores?

As per her website, all of Freida's e-books are exclusive to Amazon.

Where does Freida McFadden live?

As of her last update, she was living in Boston, MA.

Where can I buy Freida McFadden ebooks?

Her ebooks are exclusive to Amazon.

Is Freida McFadden really a doctor?

Yes she is. She worked in New York City as a practicing physician who specializes in brain injuries.

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    Graeme
    Graeme
    Admin
    1 year ago

    If you are looking for a psychological thriller author, Freida is one of the best. I’ve read most of her books and really enjoyed them. A few issues with some of them, but it’s never stopped me reading. Highly recommended.

    Procyon44
    Procyon44
    5 months ago

    Unfortunately, the local small town library doesn’t carry a decent selection from this author. I will try an e-book, perhaps.

    Sugarplum33
    Sugarplum33
    Reply to  Procyon44
    4 months ago

    Our library can borrow books from other libraries in our county. Does your library have that kind of program? Ask your Librarian about it.

    Pam
    Pam
    Reply to  Procyon44
    1 month ago

    Her books are on Amazon and if you have Kindle Unlimited aren’t “free” but there are tons of books. Obtain, read, return, repeat.

    imascubagirl
    imascubagirl
    4 months ago

    I read four of her books in the last few months. Great new author for me.

    Graeme
    Graeme
    Admin
    Reply to  imascubagirl
    4 months ago

    Her books are very addictive ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s one book I absolute hated by her that I rated a 1/10 – but you know what I still flew through it ๐Ÿ™‚

    imascubagirl
    imascubagirl
    Reply to  Graeme
    25 days ago

    Now I’m curious which book you hated. Here lately I feel like she is churning out at least 2-3 a year, which makes me think the writing is going to start becoming subpar.

    Graeme
    Graeme
    Admin
    Reply to  imascubagirl
    25 days ago

    Her most recent one The Teacher I gave an 8/10 so I really enjoyed that one. I knocked some points off as I thought the final act was a bit far-fetched.

    The only two books I really haven’t liked are The Inmate and Want To Know A Secret. We don’t have spoiler tags on here (yet) but I’ll write below the issues I had:

    Slight spoilers for The Inmate and Want To Know A Secret Below:
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    Slight spoilers for The Inmate and Want To Know A Secret Below:
    Slight spoilers for The Inmate and Want To Know A Secret Below:

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    The Inmate: If you asked me at the 70% mark of this book I would have told you it was phenomenal. But it just completely collapsed in the final act. Checking my notes, I actually stopped reading at the 90% mark to come on here and log it as a 1/10 ha. And I almost wish we had negative ratings here just for that epilogue.

    Want To Know A Secret: Not just an unreliable narrator, but one that outright lies to you.

    Anyway those are the only two I have rated below average.

    Last edited 25 days ago by Graeme
    SSP
    SSP
    4 months ago

    Have to admit there was a smile on my face when I finished “The Housemaid”. Didn’t expect the twist at the end which was enjoyable. Not sure I want to continue the series because I don’t want to ruin where my imagination took me at the end. What a conundrum!

    Graeme
    Graeme
    Admin
    Reply to  SSP
    4 months ago

    I really enjoyed that one. I read The Housemaid’s Secret and liked that a lot. I wasn’t sure if there was enough to warrant a sequel but I was thankfully wrong. I’d recommend it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sugarplum33
    Sugarplum33
    4 months ago

    In my opinion, Frieda McFadden has moved to the top of my “blindly buy” list. I have loved every book I have read so far. I have all the others in my TBR list just waiting for their turn in my reading queue.

    Graeme
    Graeme
    Admin
    Reply to  Sugarplum33
    4 months ago

    If you have Kindle Unlimited, all her books are released on that. Makes the subscription worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jim G
    Jim G
    1 month ago

    I can’t wait for the adaptation of The Housemaid and I hope it comes soon!!

    I was very hesitant about the Housemaid series as I feel most authors who specialize in standalone novels, no matter the genre, just can’t make a series work.

    I was very mistaken when it came to The Housemaid series. The Housemaid’s Secret I’ve actually rated higher than The Housemaid. I thought it was exceptional.

    Been sitting here going through the books and asking myself “What Freida McFadden book is the best?”. I’ve read them all. For me, I think it was “Never Lie”. I always love any books that take place in a remote location, and this one had so many twists that I wasn’t expecting. Probably my favorite.

    Pam
    Pam
    1 month ago

    Enjoyed the Housemaid. I picked it up from a Kindle Challenge to read the first book in a series that was new to me. Liked it so much, that I read it in a few hours. Am looking forward to more in the series and to sample her standalones as well. Recommend highly!

    Peter Pageturner
    Peter Pageturner
    1 month ago

    Just finished The Teacher. I’ve read everything Freida wrote. What a book this was and I can’t wait for her next one. I don’t want to spoil anything but the twists got me big time. One of Freida’s best books for sure, and that final twist? Chefs kiss.

    BarryW
    BarryW
    1 month ago

    I have just one complaint – how is it that Harlan Coben has about 30 adaptations, and Freida McFadden is yet to have any????? I’ve heard that The Housemaid is being adapted which is great news but I cannot believe none of the other books have been adapted yet. they are all fantastic twisty thrillers that go at a breakneck pace and would be perfect for TV or movies!!! Come on Hollywood get your act together!!!

    schiffwilliam
    schiffwilliam
    28 days ago

    I recently rad The Teacher. Enjoyable book with some unexpected twists at the end.

    Mallard
    Mallard
    17 days ago

    I need to stop reading these books late at night! i like to read for an hour before bed and way too many times, Freida McFadden books are keeping me up way past my bedtime lol. She might be the best thriller author I have read. Even the books I don’t like that much I still fly through.

    PeachTree
    PeachTree
    2 days ago

    The Housemaid is one of the better books I’ve read recently! It’s the first in a series and was really a fun read all the way through. Millie takes on a new job as a housemaid but doesn’t really realize what she is in for working for her employer Nina… She really needs the job and can’t afford to turn this type of opportunity down. Kept me up late reading as I wanted to find out what happened next! It ended up being a very enjoyable read! I won’t spoil the rest but if you love twists, check this book out!

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