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The Maidens

By Alex Michaelides


333 pages

What’s it about? When Mariana’s niece Zoe calls her from Cambridge to tell her that her friend has been murdered, Mariana leaves London to be at her side.  Mariana becomes convinced that Zoe’s brilliant professor, Edward Fosca, is the murderer.  Now how does she prove it? What did it make me think about? What a beautiful place Cambridge must be- and so steeped in history. Should I read it? I thoroughly enjoyed this one- so many suspects thrown in along the way that it was hard to choose who did it.  Not always the most plausible of characters- but who cares when the plot keeps moving forward.  Cambridge as the setting was just a plus. Quote- “Edward Fosca was a murderer. This was a fact. This wasn’t something Mariana knew just on an intellectual level, as an idea. Her body knew it. She felt it in her bones, along her blood, and deep within every cell.”

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