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A thriller just in time for your next vacation

Concord Community Book Club announces its second pick!

Following up last month’s selection, Swimming Back to Trout River, we wanted to switch things up with a good vacation read. Who doesn’t love a psychological thriller by the pool?

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a follow-up that is dark, elegant, and impossible to put down. The Maidens weaves together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession into a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last past. Alex Michaelides has linked his two novels with minor crossovers. However, we assure you that reading The Silent Patient is not a prerequisite.

Grab a copy of this great read from Goldberry Books in Downtown Concord. Join us on Facebook to engage in discussion about our newest selection. Follow us on Facebook for the latest news from the Concord Community Book Club.

About the Book

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 closet relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything–including her own life.

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