The Fury (Hardback)Alex Michaelides (author)
From the author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens comes a compelling closed community thriller, as a former movie star throws a select party on a private Greek island whilst a murderer lurks in the shadows.
'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.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 592 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm
Infinitely thrilling and delicately crafted, the plot keeps everyone guessing until the very end, with an unscrupulous villain to underline just how good it is. Do no miss it - Daily Mail
Gloriously atmospheric and utterly riveting, this is my favourite Alex Michaelides yet. Readers you are in for a treat! But then what else would you expect from the undisputed master of the twist? - Lucy Foley
Deliciously twisty and fi endishly clever. A highly enjoyable tale of subterfuge, secrets and murder - Observer
Alex Michaelides hits the trifecta with his third novel, The Fury. The highly original story structure presents the reader with the king of all unreliable narrators, enough twists and turns to power two novels, and a host of characters that bleed right on the page. For fans of erudite, locked room mysteries told with style and theatrical panache, The Fury will deliver, on all counts - David Baldacci
You'll think you know where it's going and you couldn't be more wrong - Linwood Barclay
The Fury by Alex Michaelides is a proper, grown-up thriller that exudes class from every page. So much more than a murder mystery, every twist and turn is simultaneously a total surprise and completely inevitable. The writing is perfectly sparse, yet cloaks a narrative of rare complexity. So many contradictions, yet all unite in a devastating whole. The Fury is a very special book and highly recommended - Janice Hallett
Another breathtakingly twisty thriller. Takes the classic murder mystery and twists it into something devious and enthralling and consistently surprising - i
This is a masterclass in suspense. A unique and captivating narrator takes you on a journey filled with twists and finely drawn characters you will treasure. This is probably his best book. Not to be missed - Steve Cavanagh
A glorious triumph - just brilliant - Stephen Fry
Audacious, twisty, compelling, and full of the joyous verve that one only finds in the very best storytelling, this is the best novel yet from Alex Michaelides - Sophie Hannah
Michaelides takes the formula and has fun turning it inside out. Think Patricia HIghsmith meets Noel Coward - Mail on Sunday
Mesmerising - a beguiling labyrinth of twists and surprises, even better than The Silent Patient. The Fury is The Magus meets The Secret History on a Greek island paradise where nothing is as it seems, and Alex Michaelides is a master magician, skilfully misdirecting the reader at every turn - JP Delaney
The Fury is a masterfully woven story of Shakespearean twists and Machiavellian turns. A Greek Tragedy in the guise of a postmodern thriller. Do not miss this one. - Holly Jackson
A classic, twisting, brilliant murder mystery. A wonderfully drawn cast of characters with a motive to kill for, in a location to die for, keep you guessing until the shocking finale. Clever, and fiendishly fun - Chris Whitaker
A very sophisticated book which takes the format of a classic murder mystery and elevates it to something very devious and clever indeed. The narrator is fabulous - I was throughly gripped by his voice and it seems to have been written with great glee. There's such a tremendous complicity to it even though the reader has no idea how much of what he's telling is true, even down to the final pages. The way it reveals itself through the layers of the narrative is very well done indeed. - Harriet Tyce
The Fury, like its beguiling narrator, is endlessly evolving, wildly entertaining, and like the very best fiction, impossible to pin down. Just when you think you have it cornered, it moves, impossibly and with stunning flourish, toward a devastating finale. The Talented Mr. Ripley for our time - Blake Crouch
Alex Michaelides is the grand master of the modern mystery. The Fury reads like Hitchcock with a heart, or Agatha Christie running amok on a wind-whipped Greek island. A tale of old friends and buried emotions ready to explode, all set on in an idyllic island rendered so perfectly you can smell the jasmine, the ouzo and the Aegean Sea. The Fury will, quite literally, blow you away. Totally brilliant. - Tony Parsons
A master storyteller that never fails to deliver - Daily Mail
Glamorous, sinister, and endlessly surprising, The Fury reads like Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith took a Greek vacation together and decided to write a book while there. It's twisty, twisted entertainment - Riley Sager
One of those rare books where really nothing is as it seems. As usual, Alex Michaelides does not disappoint - Ragnar Jonasson
Praise for Alex Michaelides - :
A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read - with a twist that blew my mind - Lucy Foley
I read it in two nights and savoured every luscious word, every grim encounter, every startling twist - David Baldacci
The perfect thriller. I quite literally couldn't put it down - A. J. Finn
One of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read... one of the most shocking, mind-blowing twists in recent memory - Blake Crouch
Absolutely brilliant . . . I read it in a state of intense, breathless excitement - Stephen Fry
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