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The Fury

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"The Fury" by Alex Michaelides promises a tantalizing blend of murder mystery and love story set against the backdrop of a secluded Greek island. The narrative, told from the perspective of Elliot Chase, offers a unique and captivating twist on the classic whodunit. As a reclusive ex-movie star, Lana Farrar sets the stage for intrigue and suspense as she gathers her closest friends for Easter on her private island. Michaelides expertly crafts a tale filled with tension, betrayal, and hidden motives as old friendships unravel and secrets come to light. With its atmospheric setting and intricate plot, "The Fury" is sure to keep readers guessing until the very end. As Elliot Chase guides readers through the twists and turns of the story, they will be drawn into a gripping tale of deception, passion, and ultimately, redemption.

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I was a huge fan of The Silent Patient, so I was excited to read the newest novel by the author. It was a bit slow, however I enjoyed Elliot. There was a lot of chapters that left me wanting more. The pace was too slow for me and then at the end everything falls in to place too fast.

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I should have known anyone with her as a therapist would be messed up.

A who done it, Knives out tale but make it on a Greek island.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an advance readers copy in exchange for my review.

I was so excited to receive this arc, especially after reading The Silent Patient which I loved. The premise seemed very interesting but it took me a very long time to really get into the story. The buildup was as just too long to get to the actual mystery which did not keep me interested long enough to care how the story ended.

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This was my least favorite book by this author. I felt like it was slow moving despite it being a shorter book & while twisty, he’s capable of so much more.
Thank you Net Galley & to the publisher for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Elliott is the highly unreliable narrator and best friend of Lana, a former movie star. His relationship to her can only be described as worship. A trip to the Greek isles goes horribly wrong with an untimely death and much confusion, but the plot spins out of control, especially for our narrator. Wonderfully plotted with callbacks to the authors previous books, this is not to be missed.

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It was alright. Nothing spectacular and I still find The Silent Patient to be the author's best outing yet.

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The Fury is an interesting thriller because it's written as if the reader and writer are having a casual conversation. I loved the silent patient so was sure i would feel the same about this, but it wasn't my favorite. Thank you netgalley and the publlsher for the arc in exchange for a review.

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I could not get into this book at all. I ended up getting a physical copy from BOTM and I gave it away.

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Elliot Chase has a story to tell, and he invites you the reader to hear it. The first few chapters were full of potential. I absolutely love the prospect of murder on an island, with a limited number of suspects and all that remote isolation to give it ominous vibes

At first, it didn’t do anything for me I mean, the story didn’t grip me but I finally reached the point when things started to happen. It hit me with one reveal after another, crafted amazingly to entertain the reader with amazement and delight. And I was definitely thankful for it.

So this is my first book by the author bit I had several books of his in my TBR. It’s time dust off the pile and look out for Alex Michealides’s books.

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★ ★ ★.75/5

💭I truly don’t know how I feel about this book! I don’t want to compare it to The Silent patient (one of my favorite books ever) because it’s a different kind of book, but the author hits you with the same bang of twists which makes it juicy and almost fun to read? Like the dialect and the way it’s written makes murder fun? Does saying this make me give off serial killer vibes?! Anyways my point was that at some parts it fell a little flat for me BUT I still enjoyed the read!

It was twisty, sometimes a little predictable. I actually liked that the MMC was dramatic and told the tale as a type of play write. It was like modern day bougie Shakespearean with a touch of Greek mythology and so much deceit. MMC was also the most unreliable narrator and it made me actually LOL sometimes.

There were like 5 different endings & it was chaotic but probably the best part of the book. The REAL ending reference killed me and I loved it: IYKYK.

PS: if you haven’t read The Silent Patient but want to; read it first! This book has lowkey spoilers for it even if they don’t relate at all!

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Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was granted this after the pub date, but nonetheless still read it to review.

Unfortunately, this story of murder did not quite grasp me as I had hoped. The premise was good and when I started reading it I was interested from the get go. However, it just took too long to get to the good stuff.

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I was a huge fan of "The Silent Patient" and "The Maidens," so I couldn't wait to get my hands on Alex Michaelides new novel, "The Fury." Unfortunately, this book didn't blow me away like the others. The setting of the story is a private Green island where a retired movie star invites a small group of friends to spend Easter. What seems like a perfect getaway is upended by a murder. Although I was excited about the story taking place on a remote Greek island, the plot was dull and the narrator wasn't my favorite. Sadly, this one didn't capture my interest like the others.

Thank you to Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books and #NetGalley for the ARC and opportunity to read and review #TheFury.

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The best thing I have to say about this novel is that I loved the location and set up- a private Greek island owned by a reclusive movie star who invites all of her friends for a week of R&R, when a murder occurs!

This book is narrated by Elliot Chase, and breaks the fourth wall in a way that fans of Benjamin Stevensons novels may enjoy. Unfortunately, I found Chase frequently patronizing, and he lacked the heart and wit of Stevensons own narrator, Ernest Cunningham. I just never felt connected enough to the characters or story to get hooked.

Michaelides is a fantastic writer, but I think he’s just not a great fit for me as a reader. I also struggled to get through The Silent Patient, even with the ending being such a satisfyingly twisty payoff. The last 100 pages or so are pretty good, but with a 5 mile long TBR list, life is too short to push through the first 200 pages or so of books we don’t connect with!

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I really loved The Silent Patient but wasn’t blown away by The Maidens, so I went into this book with a healthy dose of skepticism, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It seems like this book wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but to be honest, I don’t really understand why. I was immediately absorbed in the story and couldn’t put it down. It was kind of disorganized and the timelines were a little bit confusing, but that’s kind of the whole point. It’s presented as someone telling you this story and admitting that they’re a biased and unreliable narrator. It’s part of the fun:

“But my hand isn’t firm. It’s weak and wildly erratic; like me. Disorganized and sentimental. You couldn’t imagine worse traits for a mystery writer. Thankfully I’m just an amateur — I’d never make a living at this.”

I thought it was gripping and unique and I loved living in their world for a little while. It reads like a cozy mystery and felt like a game of Clue. The ending didn’t overly wow me but beyond that, I really liked it!

Thank you to Celadon Books and NetGalley for the copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!!

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TWISTED.

Alex Michaelides became an immediate must-read author of mine after I finished The Silent Patient and The Maidens. When I caught wind of his new book on NetGalley, I had to apply, so shout out to them for the ARC.

This was a moderately fast-paced thriller that had me hooked from the start. Hatred. Jealousy. Possession. Murder. Justice. TWISTS!!

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Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an advance copy in exchange for honest feedback

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Unfortunately this was not as great as I was expecting from this author. This one just wasn’t for me.

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Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for an advanced reading copy.

I was instantly interested in The Fury after loving The Silent Patient. Unfortunately, this wasn’t as good.

This novel started off slower, but then I got invested in the story. It ended up being a quick read. I liked it because it was different from anything I’ve read before—where the main character is speaking to the reader. In the end though, there were too many twists.

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Should you read this book?
Yes, if… you want an absolutely wild classic mystery with many twists and turns. Bonus points if you love cheesy dramatic flair.
No, if… a story being completely unbelievable is not your vibe or if you can’t handle pretentious narrators.
All in all - not my FAVORITE Michaelides book but still fully engrossing and entertaining!
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for honest review!

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