ARC BOOK REVIEW: The Fury by Alex Michaelides


Publication Date: January 16, 2024
Format: Ebook 
Genre:  Mystery

Publisher: Celadon Books
 295 Pages
Buy: Kindle | Audio


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.


Michaelides hit a three-pete for me. This was a fantastic read. Set on a private Greek Island nothing is as it seems. With an unreliable narrator, and a murder where everyone has a motive this is a great mystery. And just when you think you have things figured out there is another twist. Brilliantly plotted and written this author is one of my auto buys - 

This book takes you on a journey with the elite people of Hollywood. A playrwright, a retired actress, her son, housekeeper and husband, the isolated young groundskeeper and a current actress all converge on the island for some rest or is it more than that?This book reeks of privilege and greed, and what people will do to get what they want. However the narrator states that it's a love story and it is in a way, a dark, twisted one perhaps or is it just obsession?

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