25 January 2024

The Fury


By Alex Michaelides


Narrator Elliot Chase tells his audience of events that led to tragedy on a Greek island owned by his friend, former movie star Lana Farrar. It's a story of love and revenge between a group of friends. One of them is murdered and another is the killer.

Having read the author's two previous novels, I have to admit that The Fury is my least favourite. I disliked all the characters and failed to connect with any. Elliot Chase, the narrator, was beyond annoying — he came across as dull and tedious. I felt at odds with the modern-day setting; my mind telling me it should have been the 1940s or 50s. Whilst I'm sure other readers will love it, for me it was just okay.       


  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Author: Alex Michaelides
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller


'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.

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