Book Review: The Maidens

If you read and enjoyed The Silent Patient by Alex Michealides I highly recommend his book The Maidens. I chose The Maidens in my Book of the Month box a while back and I am so glad I decided to add it. The book was very different and I really enjoyed it.

Mariana is absolutely certain that Edward Fosca is a murderer. He is a Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge University and is adored by the staff and the students. He is particularly adored by the members of a secret society made up of female students known as The Maidens. One member of The Maidens, Zoe, is found murdered one day. Zoe is a friend of Mariana’s niece and Mariana is convinced that Edward has something to do with Zoe’s murder, despite his alibi. When another body is found shortly after Zoe, Mariana does everything she can to try and prove that Edward Fosca is the murderer.

I thought this book was really well written and it kept me guessing throughout the whole novel. Mariana did get on my nerves a little bit throughout the book, but I almost feel like she was supposed to. There were a lot of characters in this book which at times made things a bit confusing. Overall I really enjoyed it though. I also liked that the book had really short chapters because I feel the shorter chapters made me read it more quickly.

I gave this book 3.5/5 stars. It was not my favorite book ever, but I would definitely recommend it. I would especially recommend it if you have already read The Silent Patient. I think the novel had a lot of good moments, it was written well, the characters were strong, and it moved along quickly. If you are looking for a good mystery or thriller to read next I would recommend The Maidens.


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