On the publisher’s blurb of a new thriller is a clear challenge, “My name is Elliot Chase, and I’m going to tell you a story unlike any you’ve ever heard.” I confidently chose to take up the challenge. However, I should’ve known, based on the author’s previous book, The Silent Patient, to be wary. No amount of previous reading experience can prepare you for The Fury.
“There were seven of us in all, trapped on an island. One of us was a murderer.”
Five friends head to a private Greek island for an Easter vacation. The hostess, Lana, is a retired movie star who brings along her new husband Jason and son Leo. Her friends include British stage star Kate, and Elliott, our narrator, an aspiring screenwriter and all-around sycophant. Also, on the island are the year-round live-in caretaker, Nikos, and the housekeeper/cook Agathi.
When a storm forces them all to stay longer than expected, the secrets, and surprises, start to be revealed in this awesome and incredibly original mystery. Don’t miss The Fury! 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Celadon Books for an advanced review copy of the book. It’s scheduled to be published on January 16, 2024.