The Maidens: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)Alex Michaelides (author)
From the bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes another sophisticated and hugely original literary thriller revolving around Cambridge classicists and secret societies.
Exclusive Edition with die-cut cover
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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
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'What a thrilling, heart in throat ride. A great triumph.' - Stephen Fry
'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
'Elegant, sinister, stylish and thrilling, The Maidens answers the weighty question, how do you go about following one of the biggest thrillers of the past decade? You write something even better.' - Chris Whitaker
'Grips from intriguing start to horrifying finish ... A brilliant achievement.' - Harriet Tyce
'A page-turner of the first order' - David Baldacci
'The greatest campus novel since The Secret History by Donna Tartt ... with a climactic twist that you will NEVER see coming.' - Tony Parsons
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