The Maidens

A Novel

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Publisher Description

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

"Alex Michaelides’s long-awaited next novel, 'The Maidens,' is finally here...the premise is enticing and the elements irresistible."
—The New York Times

"A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive readwith a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that's saying something!"
Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly).


Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens.

Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge.

Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld?

When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything—including her own life.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
June 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Celadon Books
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4.9
MB

Customer Reviews

mrdsrh ,

****

Such a great book. It started off SO SLOW. But the ending will have you questioning everything you thought you knew! Great writing!

KATastrophikkk ,

Good but not great!

I LOVED Silent Patient and had really high expectations for The Maidens, but I was somewhat let down by the abrupt ending. I felt that the book was very much a slow burn, and had so many intricacies with the numerous characters and potential “suspects”, but left me dissatisfied by the outcome. I was emotionally invested in several of the characters who’s stories ultimately didn’t go anywhere.

Avid Reader 15 ,

The Maidens

boring, predictable, repetitive. But for all the constant rambling, this book could have been completed in half the amount of pages.

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