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The Maidens

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 26/05/2022
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The Maidens
It stays with you.
I really enjoyed this plot and the writing, along with the characters. The writer has real depth and talent, so I can highly recommend this. This book stay... READ MORE
VJW
The Maidens
Unexpectedly brilliant!
I thought I had it figured out! I was so sure! I was so wrong. I was not prepared for the deviously clever ending. I am so impressed and have gone back to ... READ MORE
Lottie at Bluewater
The Maidens
Gripping and gothic but the ending left me wanting more
Alex Michaelides writing always grips me but when it comes to the ending I'm always left a bit underwhelmed. I don't know if its because I've read a lot of... READ MORE
Katie at Blackpool
The Maidens
Not one for me...
I had high hopes for this one, but I'm sorry to say that it fell alittle flat for me. By page 128 I had guessed the culprit for the main event. Yes! That c... READ MORE
Krissy
The Maidens
More Red Herrings than a Fish monger.
Psychological crime thriller in which Mariana,who had lost her husband in an accident whist on holiday.Becomes a group therapist,then she learns of a murde... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor

Synopsis

Waterstones Thriller of the Month for June 2022 From the author of the global #1 bestselling debut The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding literary thriller which weaves together Greek mythology, psychology, and murder... St Christopher's College, Cambridge, is a closed world to most. For Mariana Andros - a group therapist struggling through her private grief - it's where she met her late husband. For her niece, Zoe, it's the tragic scene of her best friend's murder. As memory and mystery entangle Mariana, she finds a society full of secrets, which has been shocked to its core by the murder of one of its own. Because behind its idyllic beauty is a web of jealousy and rage which emanates from an exclusive set of students known only as The Maidens. A group under the sinister influence of the enigmatic professor Edward Fosca. A man who seems to know more than anyone about the murders - and the victims. And the man who will become the prime suspect in Mariana's investigation - an obsession which will unravel everything... The Maidens is a story of love, and of grief - of what makes us who we are, and what makes us kill.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409181682
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Maidens
A bit of a disappointment for me.
Having read the silent patient I was thrilled Alex was doing another psychological thriller. While the silent patient was a roller coaster ride this was mo... READ MORE
Michaela Sommerfield
The Maidens
Over-hyped, boring and poorly written
I truly don’t know how I persevered and finished this one. It has to be my dullest read of 2022, and I cannot fathom how it got so many rave reviews. T... READ MORE
Natalie M-E
The Maidens
Disappointing........
I was looking forward to reading this, but maybe I have just read too many thrillers and crime fiction, but I guessed early on who the killer was. I rushed... READ MORE
Mary Mackay
The Maidens
I really wanted to like this, BUT
This book is packed full of interesting ideas, plot twists and sense of place (it brought Cambridge student days right back to me). BUT I don’t think the ... READ MORE
Erica Schenk
The Maidens
The Maidens - not very enthralling
I expeced a deeply mystical story and was terribly dsappointed throughout. It revolves around a college professor and his pupils and a girls who cannot ... READ MORE
Peter Flude