The Maidens

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 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.

Title:The Maidens
Edition Language:English
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    The Maidens Reviews

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards finalist for best mystery & thriller 2021! WHAT WILL HAPPEN LET’S FIND OUT!i have put off writing this review since reading the ARC back in MARCH because i didn't want ...

  • megs_bookrack

    Mariana Andros is a dedicated Group Therapist who knows first-hand how difficult recovering from trauma can be. Therefore, she exhibits a great deal of empathy towards her many clients.Due to a large ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    2.5 stars: ta ta ta ta here comes my unpopular review alert! Yes, I disappointed! Yes, I was truly expecting something earth shattering, soul crushing, mind bending, grey cell fryer, unputdownable! W...

  • Emily May

    I need to start by saying Michaelides's The Silent Patient was totally my thing a couple of years back. I know the author didn't exactly do anything unique with that book, but I found it an impossible...

  • Felicia

    5/30/2019 This could literally be IKEA assembly instructions written in Swahili using the Vivaldi font and I'd still read it....

  • Yun

    When I'm reading a mystery, there is no feeling more satisfying than having the wool pulled over my eyes. I'm always looking for that special story to misdirect me, throw red herrings my way, make me ...

  • Natalie

    Where do I begin.... It may only be April, but put this down as the biggest letdown of the year for me. This simply did not work for me almost from the get-go and features so many problems that I'm sh...

  • jessica

    i see dark academia and i come running. this is one of my most anticipated releases for the year and im so relieved it didnt let me down. i honestly inhaled this. AM is the master of short chapters. h...

  • Warda

    No thriller novel has a right to be this boring. I enjoyed The Silent Patient. God knows what happened with this book though. There was nothing compelling about this story even though it tried to be. ...

  • Gabby

    4.5 starsI’m so glad this lived up to the hype! 😍