The Fury

Posted January 16, 2024 by Carole in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The FuryThe Fury by Alex Michaelides
Narrator: Alex Jennings
Published by Celadon Books, Macmillan Audio on January 16, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Length: 8 hours 8 minutes
Pages: 320
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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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 sensation: 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.

This was really good! I have heard a lot about this author during the past couple of years and have wanted to give his books a try, so I was excited to pick this one up. I was almost instantly drawn into this story as it was told to us by our narrator, Elliot. I did not see the twists and turns coming in this book and I loved that it kept me guessing until the very end. I found this to be a very entertaining read.

Elliot is part of a group of people spending some time at a friend’s house on a Greek Island. We learn a lot about each of these characters. I felt a sense of dread as I worked my way through this story because I knew that things were going to go sideways but I had no idea exactly what would happen. The story does meander at times but once I hit the mid-point, I did not want to stop reading.

I listened to the audiobook and thought that the narrator was simply outstanding, which only added to my enjoyment of the story. Alex Jennings is a narrator that is new to me but I was very impressed by his performance. He did a fantastic job of bringing this colorful cast of characters to life which helped to pull me into the story. I found his voice to be very pleasant and I found myself wanting to listen to this book for hours at a time.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to others. I had a great time trying to figure out this mystery and I was rather surprised by some of the turns the story took. I hope to pick up more of this talented author’s work very soon.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Celadon Books and Macmillan Audio.

5 responses to “The Fury

  1. I’ve heard good things about this author’s books too and have been wanting to give his work a try. I am glad you liked The Fury! Such a great setting from the sounds of it!