The Maidens: A Novel

Category: Book
Edited By: Doherty, Ryan
By (author): Michaelides, Alex
Subject:  FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Celadon Books
Published: June 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 9.25in x 6.12in
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From The Publisher*

"A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read-with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I lovedThe Silent Patient and that's saying something!"
-Lucy Foley,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Guest List

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

From the #1New 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.

Review Quote*

"A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read-with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I lovedThe Silent Patient and that's saying something!"
-Lucy Foley,New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Guest List

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

Biographical NoteAlex Michaelideswas born and raised in Cyprus. He has an M.A. in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and an M.A. in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.The Silent Patient was his first novel. It spent more than a year on theNew York Timesbestseller list and sold in a record-breaking forty-nine countries. He lives in London.