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The Maidens

By: Alex Michaelides
Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Louise Brealey
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Publisher's Summary

We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE MAIDENS.

The Maidens are Cambridge University's most exclusive society, whose members are selected by the charismatic professor of Greek tragedy, Edward Fosca.

A SECRETIVE SET OF THE BRIGHTEST, MOST CAPTIVATING STUDENTS.

When one of the Maidens is murdered, grieving young therapist Mariana Andros is drawn back to the idyllic campus where she was once herself a student.

THE GROUP FROM WHICH EACH VICTIM WILL BE CHOSEN.

Because beneath the university's ancient traditions and beauty is a web of secrets, jealousy and lies. And when the killer threatens the person she loves most, Mariana will give anything to stop them - even her own life...

From the #1 global bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession...

©2021 Alex Michaelides (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"A thrilling, heart-in-throat ride." (Stephen Fry)

"An absolute jaw-dropper." (Lucy Foley)

"Elegant, sinister, stylish." (Chris Whitaker)

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I’ve been waiting for ages and loved it

Oh I just loved this he’s a terrific author. There a bit I’m confused about not sure who the man was supposed to be. I just get so involved in his stories more pleas

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Loved this thriller!

loved it! keeps you guessing till the end!
highly recommend.
great narration and story

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Awesome, again!

I couldn't stop listening, be an amazing movie. can't wait for the next book please!

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The Maidens

Brilliant got better and better as the story unfolded. THe ending was superb and I hung onto every word.

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Gripping and unexpected

Gripping with unexpected twists especially at the end. Well written, plausible characters, and psychological.insights make this a good read.

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Superb story

Wonderful storyline. Kept me guessing until the end with a totally unexpected twist. Great narration.

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Another interesting twist.

An unexpected ending, just like the first novel. A little too much ‘tell’ instead of ‘show’ in some parts. The narrator is a bit stilted.

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Excellent read

Michaelides weaves wonderful stories that draw you in and keep you enthralled to the last page.....where the twist leaves you breathless.

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SO SO STORY LINE. NARRATOR DOES A GREAT JOB

I almost gave up up this book, as it was slow. but the narrator is clear and speaks well so I pushed on.
it's easy listening but not memorable.
the twist at the end I didn't see coming but also it was so unlikely to ever be real.

this book didn't do it for.

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Brilliant

The plot, the narration, all of it was fantastic . The maidens is well worth reading or listening to and I will be reading the rest of the author’s work

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