The Maidens

by Alex Michaelides

4/5 stars
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Alex Michaelides did it again… he got me. There is nothing better than a mystery that keeps you guessing, and man, I did a lot of guessing (absolutely NONE of those guesses were correct). This is a really masterfully done mystery. I feel like I really can’t share much about the whys and the hows because I REALLY don’t want to give anything away. So just a couple of high-level thoughts…

About halfway through the book, I recall thinking to myself that while I was enjoying the book, I was a little disappointed that the mystery didn’t quite live up to Michaelides’ first novel (The Silent Patient). I WAS WRONG.

I listened to the audiobook version and was very pleasantly surprised to find it primarily narrated by Louise Brealey who, in addition to narrating a number of popular audiobooks, is well known as Molly Hooper on the BBC series Sherlock. She has the perfect voice for a book like this and her narration kept me really grounded in the story. I also really love Sherlock so I’m perhaps a bit biased.

This all really just boils down to Michaelides being really, really good at what he does. I’m excited to see what he comes up with next.

Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan Audio for providing me with an ARC of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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