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ISBN: 1250304458

ISBN13: 9781250304452

The Maidens

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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...

Customer Reviews

10 ratings

I Want a Refund

3/4ths of the book's pages and cover look as if they have been chewed by a dog.

Very enthralling read

I read this book a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed it and still think back to it when talking about good reads in my book club. I thought the dynamic between Mariana and Fosca was intriguing and it made me wonder what could have been, with that being said this is definitely a murder mystery book. If you read 'The Silent Patient' you will enjoy this book as well and vice versa. I also enjoy the way the author writes and lays out the book. The best was to understand this book is to try not to understand it till the end. Amazing read and I cant wait to get my hands on 'The Fury' by Alex as well.

What a slog

I’m sure some people will absolutely love this book. The thrills, the twist. But the biggest issue I had was the way this author wrote for his female characters. It was - at times - jarring enough to take me out of the book. Never the less, it was a quick read.

It was ok

I did like the characters in this book, there was good details and was easy to keep reading. I just didn’t like the Greek mythology of it. The Maidens was actually based of Greek goddess I’m assuming because they were actually called Maidens. It really isn’t a bad book. I’m just not into reading mythology. I would recommend reading it though. It truly isn’t a bad book.

Love this books

Alex Michaeldes is great writer love the plot twist if u like this book highly recommend reading the silet patient

Couldn't put it down!

I read this whole book in 2 days, it was engrossing, and I was surprised at the end! I will say, I did read it before I read "The Silent Patient," and if I had to pick I liked "The Silent Patient" a little better. If you love psychological thrillers and murder mysteries, this book is for you.

Easy to read, but a little disappointing

Maybe it was due to reading this right after Atlas Shrugged, but the writing and character development felt a bit juvenile. I was expecting more from this book, more descriptive writing, more Greek mythology, and less plot holes. Overall, it was an easy ready and the twist at the end was a good one, but didn’t feel fulfilling enough.

I loved this book!

I adored this book as much as his first one! I love the mythology aspects, it had a lot of twists and turns and was beautifully written.

Twisty and mostly fun

The Maidens was definitely a twisty book! I think I ended up distrusting everyone, including Mariana maybe going crazy and having this all be in her head. And still I totally guessed wrong! It was fun trying to do the figuring out though. I find myself liking these mystery thrillers more and more and so I am glad I got the chance to read this one before it comes out. I liked the addition of all the Greek lore and history in this book, along with the mysterious murders and everyone with ulterior motives. They are what carried the book more than Mariana I think. Mariana wasn't bad, but she was so unsure of anything going on that I did not care for her as much as I was meant to. It still ended up being an exciting book though. I haven't read the first book that this author wrote, but after reading The Maidens, I will be checking out The Silent Patient from the library posthaste!

A dark, atmospheric and unpredictable thriller

By lurkykitty Mariana, a group therapist in London, is grieving the accidental death of her husband Sebastian which happened a year ago. She receives a frantic call from her niece, Zoe, who is a student at Cambridge University, where, years ago, Mariana had met Sebastian. Zoe's close friend Tara has been brutally murdered. Tara was a member of a secret society of beautiful and privileged young women called The Maidens, cultivated by Greek tragedy professor, Edward Fosca. Mariana travels to Cambridge to support her niece. Soon after, another female student is murdered. Zoe confesses to Mariana that Tara had expressed a fear that Fosca was going to kill her. Mariana becomes obsessed with solving the murders and investigating Fosca. The Maidens has a host of interesting characters and multiple suspects. The Cambridge University setting with its old buildings, makes for a dark, creepy, atmospheric setting. Themes of Greek mythology and tragedy are interspersed and add to the darkness in the story. The ending has a huge twist which I did not predict. The Maidens is a well-written, enjoyable, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense. @CeladonBooks #TheMaidens #Partner #CeladonReads #BookishFirst
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