Wow! There are so many red herrings in this book that I didn’t figure it out until near the end and, even then, I was surprised.
Mariana is a group psychotherapist who lost her husband, Sebastian, recently and is still reeling from that loss. Her niece, Zoe, is a student at Cambridge University, where Mariana and Sebastian met. Zoe calls her one night to tell her that her best friend had been murdered and that she thinks their Greek Tragedy professor (Edward Fosca) killed her.
Mariana arrives at the University and subsequently becomes involved in the investigation and then starts her own investigation after realizing that the professor very well may be a murderer. He has a secret group of female students called The Maidens and Tara was in the group. When another Maiden is found dead, Mariana continues to focus her suspicions on Professor Fosca.
I loved the references to The Silent Patient (the author’s debut novel) but it is not necessary to have read it before this book. Nor is it necessary to know Greek Mythology as it is explained in the book. The only thing I did not like was the deaths (separate) of a family dog and a sheep.
Overall, though, the book was well-written and the characters were likeable.