Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Maidens

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
Alex Michaelides
Expected publication date: June 15, 2021
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly).

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. - from Goodreads

This sounds like it's going to be an incredible thriller, and I love the Greek mythology elements!


  1. I'm looking forward to reading this book too!

  2. Love the cover of this and it sounds good too! Hope you get your hands on it soon!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  3. Suspense and Greek mythology. What an interesting combination.

  4. I am so curious about this one as well! The Classics aspects are definitely calling out to me the most. :) I hope you get a chance to read it and enjoy it soon!

  5. I keep hearing about this one and am definitely interested too. I like that it has Greek mythology elements too. I hope you enjoy it when you read it, Angela. Such an attractive cover too!

  6. I'm excited for this one too. It sounds so dark and mysterious and I love that it features some Greek mythology. Great pick!

  7. I've heard some good early reviews of this one and can't wait to grab it from the library!

  8. I love it when Greek mythology is woven into a thriller or mysteries! This sounds great.

  9. Aah The Silent Patient was such an unexpected gem for me. I can't wait for this one!


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