Author: Shirley Marr
Genre: Contemporary, Crime, Suspense
Rating: 3 out of 5
Let me tell you my story.From Black Dog Books
Not just the facts I know you want to hear.
If I’m going to tell you my story,
I’m telling it my way.
Strap yourself in...
Eliza Boans has everything.
A big house.
A great education.
A bright future.
So why is she sitting in a police station confessing to murder?
If anyone else's mind is like mine, then they too would be intrigued by the girl named Eliza. I was very excited to read Fury, because it's just like the books I like to read, full of mystery. But for some reason, I couldn't get into the story. I felt detached with the characters and setting (the eerie gated and secure community) and putting it down and then rereading it again and again does not help either. However, I do admit that the storytelling by Marr was sophisticated, kinda like thick, gooey, high cocoa percentage, melted cooking chocolate, it's delicious but at the same time too rich (err... this only makes sense in my head methinks).
Fury was a novel with a heavy emphasis on character development, in my opinion. The teenagers are normal, but there's a dimension that only the reader knows through the narrating of Eliza. The ending was actually quite unexpected as well. I think the best part was the final few chapters, it's where the suspense has been built up to. It was the most exciting part actually.
I don't want to put anyone off Fury because I've heard great reviews around the blogosphere for this Aussie debut. I'd recommend it to those who especially like heavily developed characters, who are flawed, but impossible to hate.