The Maidens by Alex Michaelides audiobook

The Maidens: A Novel

By Alex Michaelides

Macmillan Audio 9781250304452

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781250262349

  • ISBN: 9781250262349

Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Parade Magazine Pick of the Month

An Indie Next List Pick

A June 2021 LibraryReads Pick

A spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession

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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Maidens is a page-turner of the first order.” David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling author
“Michaelides’ stage-setting skills are as masterful here; another tense, cleverly twisted winner.” Booklist (starred review)
“The intelligent, cerebral plot finds contemporary parallels in Euripides’s tragedies, Jacobean dramas such as The Duchess of Malfi, and Tennyson’s poetry…Michaelides is on a roll.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Alex Michaelides

Author Bio: Alex Michaelides

Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus in 1977 to a Greek father and English mother. He studied English literature at Cambridge University and got his MA in screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He wrote the film The Devil You Know (2013) starring Rosamund Pike and co-wrote The Brits are Coming (2018), starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, and Sofia Vergara.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English