The Furies, by Katie Lowe
Published by Harper Collins, 2nd May 2019
Genres: Fiction, contemporary, young adult, mystery, thriller, fantasy
From the dust cover:
“1998. A sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on school property, dressed in white and posed on a swing. No known cause of death. Four girls know what happened. They’ve kept their silence. Until now.”
This sound intriguing right!? I thought so, but to be honest, I was quite disappointed in this book.
A little about the plot first. Violet has recently lost her father and sister in a car accident and has transferred to a different school. She befriends three girls, the best friends of a teenage girl who went missing last year and nobody knows what happened to her. Violet’s home life is dysfunctional, as her mother is struggling to cope with the loss and doesn’t pay much if any, attention to Violet.
To avoid any spoilers, I won’t tell you much more than that, but you get the general idea.
First things first, I struggled with the writing style. The writing felt disjointed, and sometimes I had to re-read a passage a couple of times until it made sense to me. Maybe that is just this author’s style of writing and not my cup of tea…
The story itself I found quite unbelievable and, therefore, hard to connect with. The characters weren’t developed in a way that made me believe in them and care about their journey.
All of that being said, I still enjoyed this book, but I just think it isn’t my kind of style.
My rating: 3/5