finished reading

This wickedly twisty tale is structured like a Greek tragedy emphasizing relationships of all sorts: soulmates, besties, romantic, parental, and rivals.  The unreliable narrator tells you how unreliable he is which is a twist on that trope.  And none of the characters are especially likable.  But all of this adds to the fun of this unputdownable locked-room mystery set on a remote Greek island.

The narrative thread is non-chronological exploring the chaotic days up to the murder.  My only complaint is that some of Elliot's recounting is of inner thoughts of the characters that he would have no way of knowing.  But that's minor.  I loved the author's nod to his previous works in the epilogue.  I also appreciated that Elliot's cheeky asides were sometimes like a Greek chorus.  And the title's reference to the Furies in mythology adds another layer.  I really liked this book.  The audio is fantastic.

From the publisher:
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 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.

#52bookclub prompt 1: locked-room mystery.

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