Today’s team review is from Teri, she blogs at http://teripolen.com/
Teri has been reading Fury by Joan De La Haye
A young girl is brutally murdered. Two rival crime bosses fight for dominance on the streets of South Africa’s capital city. The city’s underground film industry is set ablaze. An angry spirit bent on revenge is on a murder spree. And Alice, a university student, is caught in the middle of a bloody
battle for survival. Their fates all intertwine in this tale of vengeance and fury. – Goodreads.com
As a warning to those who don’t like their horror on the gory side -this book is probably not for you. The first several pages are particularly graphic and difficult to read, but those scenes also enable the reader to understand Angela’s need for revenge. And what a revenge tale it is.
Although Angela is alive for a very short time, the author does an admirable job with her characterization – if that hadn’t been well-established, it would be difficult for the reader to identify and sympathize with her. There’s also a nice twist I didn’t see coming, but it makes for some interesting dynamics. The author’s convincing portrayal of Andre’s drug addiction adds to the level of carnage in a different, but highly effective way.
There are some areas that could have used a little more editing with tense changes and incorrect word choices. In one scene, a person flings a match onto some gasoline, and in another clenches their hands – but it had already been mentioned this person has no hands. I also found some of the dialogue a little unbelievable, but overall, this is a story die hard horror lovers would enjoy.
I received a copy of this book through Rosie’s Book Review Team in exchange for an honest review.