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The Fury
The Fury | Alex Michaelides
Totally original and utterly compelling, with a voice all of its own, this is the outstanding new thriller from the no.1 internationally bestselling author of The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides. "The king of all unreliable narrators, [with] enough twists and turns to power two novels" DAVID BALDACCI "A proper, grown-up thriller that exudes class from every page... A very special book" JANICE HALLETT "A classic, twisting, brilliant murder mystery. Clever, and fiendishly fun" CHRIS WHITAKER ***** '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. 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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monkeygirlsmama
The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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My neighbor's doormat and my #currentread. I couldn't pass up this photo op. 😃

AmyG Ha! Amazing. 6d
AkashaVampie The freakingly awesome! 6d
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Twocougs
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What a strange and original book. As I read I kept thinking…what kind of mind comes up with a plot like this? Murder, in several different ways.

BarbaraBB Stacked, intrigued by your review! 1w
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bookandbedandtea
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Bailedbailed

This was a mess. It starts well with a murder & a limited number of suspects on a private island but then it backtracks to tell the history of the narrator in great detail. As I couldn't stand him I had issues with this. The 4th wall was broken repeatedly which, while I've enjoyed it in other stories, became tedious. The reader was constantly promised that this bit ⬇️

bookandbedandtea ⬆️ of information would become important later but I got tired of the carrot-dangling and the meta self-consciousness long before the end. I no longer care whodunnit. This has been returned to the library. Next! 2w
dabbe #hailthebail! 💚🩷💚 2w
bookandbedandtea @dabbe 😁 I'm getting better about bailing! 2w
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alecia3dixie
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Panpan

This was my most unliked book from this author! The beginning was very underwhelming with a protagonist who was so arrogant. Something would happen, and he would break the fourth wall and say oh just in case you didn't understand, let me explain it. Like it wasn't obvious. Then the ending was overwhelming, and I just could not suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy it. 2/5

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
bookandbedandtea I'm 3/4 into this and have been super annoyed by the narrator the whole time. I'm going to finish it at this point but I'm glad to hear I'm not alone in not loving this. 2w
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bookandbedandtea
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Saturday + a trip to Greece + Beyoncé's new album + a wholesome breakfast 😉😁 = a good morning

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ShelleyBooksie
The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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Anyone doing the Jimmy Fallon book club? There are 16 books (could not fit them all in my screen shot) that they are going to whittle to 8, then 2. The winner will be Fallon's official book club read this spring. If you have already read any of these, voting is open!

Ruthiella Interesting! 3w
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Melancholy2243
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This book is rather confusing. The narration is messy, it is manipulative, it makes you swallow down a story that the narrator wants to say. But I guess that's the thing about unreliable narrators. Inspired by classical plays and Christie's unreliable narrators. It's an okayish thriller. But honestly it doesn't remain one at the end.

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marleed
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I really enjoy Alex‘s unconventional twisty storytelling. He writes interesting characters and the bad ones are just fun to dislike.

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janeycanuck
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Mehso-so

Can you really call something a "whydunnit" if you still haven't revealed who was killed, let along who did it a quarter of the way into the book?

Ultimately, this was quite predictable.

AvidReader25 My thoughts exactly. 1mo
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AvidReader25
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Mehso-so

For a twisty island murder mystery this one really dragged. I didn‘t love the style of a narrator that kept telling you that he was about to tell you something big. It was exhausting. He‘s a classic unreliable narrator, but there‘s too much telling & not enough showing in the story. The characters are such selfish, superficial people & they‘re constantly betraying each other. It was hard to find anyone to root for & the ending felt like a cop out.

janeycanuck I was so-so on this one, too. You are so right about the telling about telling - such a pet peeve of mine. 1mo
AvidReader25 @janeycanuck Mine too, especially if the story isn‘t worth it in the end. 1mo
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BookLineNSinker
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I actually enjoyed this suspense from Michaelides! I see a lot of negative reviews but it satisfied my hunger for some twisted drama. I read this courtesy of #NetGalley and I did enjoy it. There were definitely posts where I was shaking my head at the drama of it all, but that's what it made it a fun and interesting read . 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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5feet.of.fury
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The reviews I‘ve seen for this are really negative but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Way better than The Silent Patient. Just a bunch of pretty rich people being envious & scheming against eachother on a gorgeous island. People with too much time on their hands keeping their friends close & their enemies closer.

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britt_brooke
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Panpan

⭐️ Not at all a fan of this locked-room mystery‘s narrative style. The story gives strong Agatha Christie vibes, which is cool, but Michaelides‘s writing is so basic. It‘s astoundingly awful. A lot of short, clipped sentences that read nearly like stage directions. I enjoyed The Silent Patient, disliked The Maidens, and detested this. Never reading this dude again.

#BOTM

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
britt_brooke @dabbe 😆 Love the hashtag! 1mo
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Monica5
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Mehso-so

I found 'The Fury' to be just okay. There are a lot of twists and turns it takes. It flip flops a whole lot between past and present, which I don't usually mind, but the way it was written didn't work for me. There's been mixed reviews on it and I can see why. The narrator, Elliott, was unreliable to me.

#readaway2024 #bookspinbingo #alphabetchallenge2024 (f)

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vegan.librarian
Fury | Alex Michaelides
Mehso-so

A meandering story with a bit of suspense. None of the characters was likable and I wasn't excited to solve the mystery. I didn't appreciate the tricks, frequent “well that's what I WISH happened“ asides from the narrator that do nothing but make him lose the reader's trust. I love an unreliable narrator, but this one is unreliable, unlikable, and uninteresting. Some good twists near the end that aren't worth waiting for.

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Ahw06
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Pickpick

Wow. Where to begin with this review? I love the idea of a murder mystery on a Greek island. This book had major Poirot and Shakespearean play energy. If you‘re a fan of one or both of those, then you should definitely read this one! This is my first Michaelides book and won‘t be the last!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookwormAHN
The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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Mehso-so

This is a weird book about a man obsessed with his best friend who was an actress.
#BOTM
#WickedWords #couple @AsYouWish

5feet.of.fury This is next in my library loans shelf & it is not filling me with hope 😂😂 2mo
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NikkiCureton
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An interesting romp through the mind of a madman, with a murder plot (or two) gone awry, and malice aplenty. Michaelides keeps the reader engaged and guessing always.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

The Fury is a great idea for a twist on a locked room mystery, but it needed more refinement before going to print. I suspect a few fans of The Silent Patient will love it, but most will be disappointed. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-fury-alex-michaelides/

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this cover ❤️ 2mo
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Ericalambbrown
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There‘s not much one can say about this book without divulging spoilers. I enjoyed it. It‘s a classic “unreliable narrator” story, which is obvious early on, so I don‘t think saying so gives anything away. If you like this author‘s other books, you‘ll probably like this one as well.

Monica5 I have that in my pile from the library 2mo
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Read_By_Red
The Fury | Alex Michaelides
Mehso-so

This is Alex Michaelides‘s third novel and having read the other two I had high hopes and high expectations for The Fury. Unfortunately while I did enjoy the novel it didn‘t fully live up to my expectations. I could not stand the narrator, Elliot; while I understand that he isn‘t meant to be a reliable narrator, I found him extremely irritating and annoying nonetheless. The chapters are short which helps to move the narrative along rather quickly.

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Mpcacher
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While I did not love this book, I still found it an entertaining and easy read. I enjoyed the slightly unusual format which reminded me of some of the books by Anthony Horowitz, whom I always enjoy. The plot was clever and there was lots of interesting characters, but for some reason, although I loved the slightly unrealistic final twist, I found the ending a bit of a let down. Thank you to Edelweiss+ for the digital ARC. 3.75/5 stars.

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MotherOfCats
The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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Im jumping on the crochet a square for the books we read this year… this is my first one. Do we think it should be lighter? 🫣 My next book was Butcher and Blackbird… what chaos this blanket will be! 😍

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Roxanareads
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Mehso-so

The ending tying in characters from the other books written by the author was my favorite part. Unfortunately, I had a difficult time getting into the book due to the narrator of the audiobook.

deeannloso I read the ARC by Netgalley. Is the narrator that bad? 2mo
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The.Great.Catsby
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3.5 ⭐️
My problem is comparing all of his books to The Silent Patient.
This book was giving me whiplash. I enjoyed every twist and turn. The characters were both likeable and unlikeable. And the setting just sounded beautiful. Such a fun buddy read with the beautiful @BookBabe2018

02.09.2024

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Patchshank
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Panpan

Didn't really care for this one. I mean the ending saved it a little bit, but it was a lot of meh and boredom reaching the end.

Gissy 😳I have this one😱 2mo
Patchshank @Gissy you might like it. It's not my usual genre so that might be partly why I didn't like it. 2mo
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LiteraryinLawrence
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I still say that The Silent Patient is his best book by far, but I liked this one well enough. The narration style was fun, with the narrator talking directly to the reader a lot and teasing with other murder mystery references. And the cast of characters held my interest. It was a solid mystery with a vivid setting on a Greek island. #botm

Zoe‘s eye matches the one on the cover! 😋 That was a happy coincidence.

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2mo
RaeLovesToRead ZOMG this photo is so cute! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen So cute!👏😻 2mo
wanderer15 Hi Zoe! I'm back on Litsy! 2mo
Gissy 😻❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
AvidReader25 I‘m traveling to Greece this year so I can‘t wait to read this one! 1mo
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BossLady305
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This was a quick read. My second Michaelides book; you either hate or love this author. Expect twists throughout. At first it was difficult to keep up with all the characters, I found myself easily distracted in some points. I enjoyed the author‘s previous work in Silent Patient, but I‘d still recommend reading this one.

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BookBabe2018
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Can‘t review too in depth here because my irl friend @The.Great.Catsby is my reading buddy with this book…..however I can say that I had no idea which twist was going to happen next or what was actually true. Can‘t wait to hear what my buddy thinks……. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

This is my second Michaelides and my second so so.
My journey with both was the same: sucked in, frantically turning pages, too convoluted, disinterest and sped read to the end.

TheBookHippie Love the shoes!!! 2mo
Ruthiella That‘s how I feel about most thrillers. The scenario grabs me but the execution leaves me wanting… 2mo
Soubhiville Cute shoes! 2mo
Shemac77 Are those satin chucks?!?!? …(and I agree about the Michaelides) 2mo
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papascott33
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#4 of 2024! #BOTM January 24
Started: 2/4/24
Finished: 2/12/24
9 Days

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Suelizbeth
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This book starts in one place and twists and turns you around so that you end up in the same place. It will dawn on you as you read, that I am right. I was completely taken in, in more ways than one. Talk about an unreliable narrator! I still don‘t know how I feel about him. Alex Michaelides can sure tell a compelling story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Pearrr
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January 2024 Wrap Up
• The Roommate Risk ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
• The Fury ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
• You Won‘t Believe Me ⭐️⭐️.5

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BeeMagical
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Book 12📚 3.2⭐️

Let‘s be frank, it was no Silent Patient.

But I did enjoy it and I found Elliot to be an entertaining narrator (which I know a lot of readers didn‘t like).

It was fun to see Lana‘s devious side but I wanted more on her justice for Jason. Just a chapter.

aperfectmjk He hasn't been able to reach the same success as Silent Patient in my opinion. I feel the same way about Alex North... he can't seem to follow-up his debut. 3mo
BeeMagical @aperfectmjk agree 100%. Like it was a fun little ride but not nearly as wild as SP. 3mo
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KristiAhlers
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So it was a nasty day here in Southern Illinois so I did the sensible thing and I went to my favorite coffee shop and indulged myself with a chunk of chocolate brownie goodness and this read. Super fast read and I found this one to possibly be my favorite of this authors...the characters are horrible but the setting and storyline are engaging. So do what you will with this...

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DaNae.Gr
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It‘s always a good day when you finish a book and then your library hold for a new release becomes available. 🙏🏾😍

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BarkingMadRead
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About the hear the author speak, and then he‘s signing books after!

5feet.of.fury Ahhhh so cool! 3mo
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Violetsunrise84
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Pickpick

I‘ve read Alex‘s first two novels so, I knew what to expect. At least, I thought I did. 🤔 Now for the third time I am sitting here trying to figure out how this author managed to fool me again. I am giving The Fury 4 out of 5 stars. #TheFury #AlexMichaelides

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AshRaye
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Mehso-so

I really don't know how to review this book. My feelings and thoughts about the book are all over the place. I didn't hate it, but I also didn't connect with it. The characters all seemed awful and hard to relate to. Plus, the storyline was a bit wild. It was interesting, though. It was almost like a car accident, you can't look away. You have to know all the details even though none of it will make you feel better about what happened.

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Violetsunrise84
The Fury | Alex Michaelides

I have 42 pages left. #thefury #alexmichaelides

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Violetsunrise84
The Fury | Alex Michaelides

When you have a gut feeling that a certain character is the victim and you are correct. #TheFury #alexmichaelides

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lkatz59
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I have mixed feeling about this book but was not disappointed. I love Elliot telling the story. I felt like he was sitting right in my living room telling me this story. His storytelling kept me wanting more. The characters were all good and relatable. I would have liked more of the murder story but did understand why the characters background was needed and enjoyed it. This was a fast and easy reading book which I like.

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Violetsunrise84
The Fury | Alex Michaelides

I have 157 pages left to read. #thefury #alexmichaelides

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Violetsunrise84
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“But not this year. This year the fury caught up with me.”

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Violetsunrise84
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Now I get a chance to start this novel. #thefury #alexmichaelides

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BookLineNSinker
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I really enjoyed this New release from Michaelides. The narrator takes us on a journey that is part theater and part memoir. I really didn't expect a lot that happened. it was pleasantly surprising. The only thing I can complain about is that the narrator telling the story made the action less palpable somehow. It didn't seem exciting even the content was.. I guess it was just delivery that missed the mark a tiny bit for me. overall, WELL DONE!

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tjwill
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When I first saw the cover for The Fury, I thought it was by the same author as Crossings—same first name, and #similarcovers with the concentric circles and setting in the background. I enjoyed The Silent Patient, and I might start this one soon.

Ruthiella Me too! 😆 And the fact that the authors have the same first name didn‘t help. (edited) 3mo
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LaceyDoesLit
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Check out my latest #bookreview at LaceyDoesLit.com! @CeladonBooks #ReadTheFury #books #reader #newbook

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GondorGirl
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Mehso-so

I'm typically a fan of Michaelides' brand of pretentious psycho-lit, but I think this one just went too far for me.

It felt like there were no bread crumbs and the twist was out of the blue. Combine that with characters that were all various degrees of horrible... well, I just didn't like this one much at all. Meh.

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kdowli01
The Fury | Alex Michaelides

I loved this! It involves a lot of typical murder mystery tropes but it's done in a way that felt completely unique. I loved the voice of the narrator, how he's very up front about his own role in the drama. It gave me Othello vibes, with the multiple twists and attempts to manipulate. The same scene is told from a couple different perspectives, which shows just how many layers there are to the plot. I had such a great time reading this!