The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
It was an unfortunate kismet that this book was one more in a string of thrillers with whiny female protagonists, but here it is, and so explains my two-star rating.
Again, with the females with baggage, with the wool pulled over their eyes, with the toxic relationships and self-talk. Not to mention another mystery that is not her job to solve, yet she continues to take it upon herself to impede on an investigation, put herself in danger, and in the end up believing something that may or may not be true.
I was initially intrigued because of the academia setting with the possibility of a cult dynamic involving the “maidens”, but instead it was a slow unraveling of a mediocre mystery with agonizing and extraneous character development. The end reveal was unimaginative, almost trailing off into a cliffhanger that left me with zero desire to learn the conclusion.
An advanced copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. The opinions are my own.
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