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***** - The Fury


THE FURY

ALEX MICHAELIDES

*****


'There were seven of us in all, trapped on the island. One of us was a murderer . . .'


On a small private Greek island, former movie star Lana Farrar - an old friend - invites a select group of us to stay. It'll be hot, sunny, perfect. A chance to relax and reconnect - and maybe for a few hidden truths to come out. Because nothing on this island is quite what it seems. Not Lana. Not her guests. Certainly not the murderer - furiously plotting their crime . . .


But who am I?


My name is Elliot Chase, and I'm going to tell you a story unlike any you've ever heard.


MY REVIEW

*****

A film star, her husband, her son and her friends - a playwright and a theatre actress visit a remote Greek island with their housekeeper and groundsman in the middle of a storm – but who will make it out alive?


Elliot Page (the playwright), is our narrator and he directly addresses the reader whilst we are both having a drink at a bar. He tells us a story of loyalty, betrayal and murder. I absolutely love this style of narration and felt it kept me engaged at every turn. There are a lot of red herrings, and you were never quite sure what to believe - events would be turned from another perspective often which kept you off-balance throughout.


I really don’t want to give too much away, and I’m worried anything else I say might start veering into spoiler territory. The pace is fantastic - there’s a lot of twists and turns and I finished the book in two sittings, I could not put it down. I loved The Silent Patient and found this to be just as strong a read – run, don’t walk to pick up this book when it comes out in February – it’s a Kindig gem for 2024 for sure.


Overall, The Fury is a Kindig Gem for 2024 – it’s a pacy read full of twists and turns, and you won’t be able to put it down! Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House – Michael Joseph for the chance to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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