Psychological Thriller – The Maidens – Alex Michaelides
Alex Michaelides has another “hit it out-of-the-park” smash-hit novel with, The Maidens. I couldn’t be more thrilled for readers and even more delighted and happy for Michaelides! There is no way most readers of The Silent Patient will be able to refrain from making comparisons between The Silent Patient and psychological-thriller The Maidens. But honestly it doesn’t matter…
As far as this reader is concerned, Alex Michaelides has done it again! The Maidens is an awesome story. Michaelides brings readers compelling characters within a gripping serial-killer mystery. I am thrilled to be able to tell you what you must already know…author Alex Michaelides is the real freaking deal!
The Maidens is a unique and impeccably written story. Michaelides, once again, brings the twist and turns mystery readers crave! Sinister and dark, The Maidens will pull you in and mesmerize your mind. We already know Michaelides is fully competent to mess with our heads and to require us to strive to rise to his cleverness and intellectual level. Forewarned is forearmed, so be ready to come prepared for the challenge.
This outstanding author keeps us on our literary toes…and all the while reminding us of our love for the mythology of the Greek Gods! Oh! The tragedy of it! Move over Hitch! Even though it may be more difficult to pronounce…I’m going to abandon the phrase “Hitchcockian” and replace it with “Michaelidesian.” Try saying that three times fast!
And by the way, I listened to the audiobook version of the Maidens. I loved the narration. Oh…one more thing. I must admit, I was wondering if Alex Michaelides would give a nod to The Silent Patient in The Maidens. So does he? I’ll never tell!
Publisher Book Description: The Maidens by Author Alex Michaelides
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.
Click to Read Laura Jay’s book review of The Silent Patient by Author Alex Michaelides