The Fury

Macmillan Audio. Jan. 2024. 8:08 hrs. ISBN 9781250329523. $26.99. THRILLER
In Michaelides’s (The Maidens) latest novel, listeners get front-row seats to a tale of murder and love, told by unreliable but delightful narrator Elliot Chase. Elliot shares a story about his dear friend Lana, a retired movie star who has invited her closest friends and family on a quick getaway to her private Greek island. Overnight on the island, someone is murdered. Elliot willingly provides the details of how and why the murder occurred, all while embellishing a tad, as good storytellers often do. As always, Michaelides creates dynamic characters with complex flaws and weaknesses and explores the psychology of motivation, manipulation, and desire. Although slower in pace than his previous novels, this latest is still a fun and dramatic thriller. Narrator Alex Jennings offers a sparkling performance, providing layered character portraits and enlivening the story with British, American, and Greek accents. Jennings’s Elliot is entertaining, and it is obvious that Jennings himself is a seasoned performer.
VERDICT Recommended for all thriller audio collections. Listeners who enjoy whodunits and closed-circle mysteries will want to pick this one up.
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