The Maidens The Maidens

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
6.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Honest Earls ,

Boilerplate

This mystery had all the ingredients of a mystery story and as following a recipe, baked an average read. Boilerplate, routine, unexciting. More murdered young women. Yawn.

m-wing ,

Bummed.

His previous book, The Silent Patient, consumed my life when I read it for the first time. The twist was amazing, I didn’t see it coming. I have to say, that the callouts, and that both these books exist in the same universe made me feel like I knew a secret. I also enjoyed the Greek influences grounded in this story. But I read all 450 some pages, the twist started exciting but quickly was a letdown. I’m a little bummed that I lost $15 bucks for this book. I’ll still be interested to see if Alex puts out another book like the silent patient, but instead I’ll support my local library.

Chris Fed Up ,

Boring

I made it to page 96 and just can’t read anymore. The first book was pretty good but this one is awful.

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