ISBN: 1250304458
EAN13: 9781250304452
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 15, 2021
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.704173 lbs.
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Book Overview

A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read--with 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

Alex Michaelides hits a home run in his sophomore effort. The Maidens is a page-turner of the first order.
--David Baldacci

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 Read More chevron_right

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   AMAZINGGGGG!!! 5 STARS!!!
This book is for sale! From the beginning to the end, every chapter keeps you on your toes. After reading each chapter, I said to myself, just one more chapter! When you think you've figured it all out, you really don't, and you never will. I had a great time reading this book. You will be disappointed. The author is working on his third book.
 
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   Disappointing
The Silent Patient was my favorite. If that wasn't enough, the book jumped from one story line to another and it seemed to drag on and on. It wasn't going to end for me. I wanted my time back so that I could finish reading this book.
 
2
   Absolutely boring and contrived
This is a bad secret history. I didn't like the first book, but I liked this one more. The ending was disappointing. The whole thing felt like it was written for the authors amusement and not for readers. I don't want to read anymore books by this author, I have tried 2 and disliked both. His style of writing is not suited for me.
 
4
   Excellent plot twist
I was surprised when I read his first novel but I was expecting it. He connected his first book a little bit. It was hard to really like our hero. She seemed hard to identify with and the other characters seemed a bit bland and predictable. I look forward to more from this author and I would definitely recommend him.
 
4
   A Quick and fun read
I loved the first book by this author so was super excited for this one to come out. While it was a quick read and kept me engaged, there was some lose ends that did not end up wrapping up super well together. While I could not put it down, there was a lack of cohesion at the end.
 
5
   A Greek Tragedy
I enjoyed reading the first part of the book. The simple and direct style of Michaelides was perfect for presenting complex psychological scenes in fresh descriptions. Like the main character, I knew who the bad guy was but didn't believe him. My mistake in perception resulted in my failure as a reader detective. Alex Michaelide!
 
4
   Decent
I read The Maidens as part of my book club. I thought it was a good story but had too many random characters that didn’t add to the story and I honestly felt like they were more of a distraction. Maybe that’s what they were meant to do. I enjoy a good plot twist but the one in this story left me seriously wondering.
 
3
   Mediocre
I liked "Th Silent Patient" but it was not good. The characters were thin and not realistic. The descriptions of the college were only realistic. The rest was fluff to get to the twist at the end. The connections between the books make me happy. I will read more of his stuff.
 
3
   3.5* another twisted ending.
The author has to work hard to tell a story that doesn't lead to evidence. The story is believable because his characters have no special skills. The story can be told using psychiatry or psychotherapy. He is looking forward to his next book.
 
3
   Not that great.
I didn't like this book. It was dull compared to the writing of The Silent Patient. I was expecting the same writing, but not as good.
 
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