Edward Fosca is a handsome Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge University and is involved with a secret society of female students known at The Maidens. Mariana Andros is a group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens and Edward Fosca because she believes he's responsible for the murder of a student at Cambridge, who also happened to be a friend of her niece. 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.
This was my June book of the month pick. I thought this was a very engaging thriller right from the start. If you enjoyed The Silent Patient, you will like this. Same writing style and quick pace but instead of art it’s Greek mythology and literature. I thought I knew where the ending was going but there was a twist I didn’t expect. Without giving a spoiler there’s even a connection to The Silent Patient in the book.