The Maidens by Alex Michaelides audiobook

The Maidens

By Alex Michaelides
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith  and Louise Brealey

Macmillan Audio
9.32 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781250262356

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

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A BookPage Top Pick in Audiobooks

A Parade Magazine Pick of the Month

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

An Indie Next List Pick of the Month

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
“A compelling page-turner.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“The premise is enticing and the elements irresistible.” New York Times
“Between the three of them, author Alex Michaelides and narrators Louise Brealey and Kobna Holdbrick–Smith cast a spell that will have listeners glued to this suspenseful novel every chance they get…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Michaelides’ stage-setting skills are as masterful here; another tense, cleverly twisted winner.” Booklist (starred review)
“Stunning…The devastating ending shows just how little the troubled Mariana knows about the human psyche or herself.” Publishsers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Alex Michaelides

Author Bio: Alex Michaelides

Alex Michaelides is the author of The Silent Patient, his first novel, which was the biggest-selling debut in the world in 2019. It spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and sold in a record-breaking forty-nine countries. He was born and raised in Cyprus. He has a MA degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and a MA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 9.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English