The Maidens: The new thriller from the author of the global bestselling debut The Silent Patient

Author: Alex Michaelides

Publisher: Orion (2021-06-09)

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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 students. 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 cost her everything... The Maidens is a story of love, and of grief - of what makes us who we are, and what makes us kill. * * * * * Praise for Alex Michaelides and his #1 global bestseller THE SILENT PATIENT: 'Absolutely brilliant' STEPHEN FRY 'Excellent' JOANNE HARRIS 'Terrific' THE TIMES, Crime Book of the Month 'Smart, sophisticated suspense' LEE CHILD 'Compelling' OBSERVER 'An absolute jaw-dropper' LUCY FOLEY 'Hugely impressive' STEVE CAVANAGH 'Totally original' DAVID BALDACCI 'The pace and finesse of a master' BBC CULTURE 'Genuinely chilling' SHARON BOLTON 'Unforgettable' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY