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After his wildly popular debut, The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides has finally released his sophomore novel, The Maidens. Another thriller, The Maidens, takes place in England, primarily on the Cambridge campus.
The novel follows Mariana Andros, a grieving widow and a group therapist, who becomes obsessed with a series of murders that occur at Cambridge. Her main suspect is Greek tragedy professor, Edward Fosca.
Readers who love the recent themes from Greek mythology that are taking the book world by storm (think Circe and A Thousand Ships, among others), will love this thriller rife with Greek mythology references.
While there is a brief return of some characters from The Silent Patient, the references are light and not essential to the storyline, so if you haven’t read The Silent Patient don’t fret. Some readers may be slightly confused as the timeline suggests that The Maidens may have taken place before the events of The Silent Patient, but, again, it isn’t too distracting.…