Author: Alex Michaelides
Published by: Celadon Books on Jan. 16, 2024
Format: ARC, Paperback
Source: Celadon Books
Book Rating: 8.5/10
A masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by a murder ― from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient.
This is a tale of murder.
Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it?
Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex–movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island.
I tell you this because you may think you know this story. You probably read about it at the time ― it caused a real stir in the tabloids, if you remember. It had all the necessary ingredients for a press a celebrity; a private island cut off by the wind…and a murder.
We found ourselves trapped there overnight. Our old friendships concealed hatred and a desire for revenge. What followed was a game of cat and mouse ― a battle of wits, full of twists and turns, building to an unforgettable climax. The night ended in violence and death, as one of us was found murdered.
But who am I?
My name is Elliot Chase, and I’m going to tell you a story unlike any you’ve ever heard.
Gripping, intense, and suspenseful!
The Fury is a menacing, locked-island thriller that sweeps you away to a secluded island in Greece and into the lives of seven people as a furious wind storm leaves six of them stranded, one of them dead, and more than just a few long-buried secrets and skeletons finally coming to light.
The prose is precise and clear. The characters are multilayered, self-absorbed, and secretive. And the plot, told through an unreliable narrator, unfolds and unravels quickly into a foreboding Greek tragedy full of lies, secrets, jealousy, deception, drama, manipulation, desperation, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, violence, and murder.
Overall, The Fury is a dark, taut, unnerving page-turner by Michaelides that did a wonderful job of keeping me mystified, surprised, and guessing from start to finish while at the same time reminding me just how easily people can often be psychologically and emotionally manipulated.
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Thank you to Celadon Books for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.