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The Fury
by Alex Michaelides

Published: 2024-01-16T00:0
Hardcover : 320 pages
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A masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by a murder --from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient

This is a tale of murder.

Or maybe that’s not quite ...

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A masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by a murder --from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient

This is a tale of murder.

Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it?

Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex–movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island.

I tell you this because you may think you know this story. You probably read about it at the time ? it caused a real stir in the tabloids, if you remember. It had all the necessary ingredients for a press sensation: a celebrity; a private island cut off by the wind…and a murder.

We found ourselves trapped there overnight. Our old friendships concealed hatred and a desire for revenge. What followed was a game of cat and mouse ? a battle of wits, full of twists and turns, building to an unforgettable climax. The night ended in violence and death, as one of us was found murdered.

But who am I?

My name is Elliot Chase, and I’m going to tell you a story unlike any you’ve ever heard.

FOR AUDIOBOOK: This program is read by Alex Jennings, who has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. He is also known for his role as Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor, in the Netflix series The Crown, along with his roles in The Queen, Lady in the Van, and The Wings of the Dove. He is a three-time Olivier Award winner and has been nominated for a BAFTA

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1. In the first chapter, Elliot states, “We are all the unreliable narrators of our own lives.” Do you agree? How much did you trust Elliot’s narration while reading?

2. What other “locked room mysteries” or “trapped on an island” stories have you enjoyed in literature, television, or film? How does The Fury fit the genre? In what ways does the author subvert your genre expectations? 

3. Elliot refers to a variety of figures from Greek mythology, history, and literature, including Clytemnestra, Artemis, Eros, and an oracle. What references to Greek figures stood out to you? In what ways does this novel reflect a Greek tragedy? 
4. The isolated island and ferocious wind create a unique setting. How does the wind, the fury, add to the story? What aspects of the setting were the most engaging?

5. Many of the main characters have experience acting on stage and screen. How does this affect the way they present themselves? How do they see the world differently because of their experience acting? How does the audio narration amplify this?

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