In 1998, in a little town near the sea, a series of unfortunate events end up with the death of a 16-year old girl. She was found on a swing in the school grounds. Not known cause of death, no witnesses, nobody knew what happened.
That is what most people think, but now, several years later, we are going to unveil the mysteries behind this fatal event. Violet, our protagonist and one of the closest friends of the girl on the swing, is going to tell us how it all started and of course, how everything ended the way it did.
How far are you able to go for someone you love? Will this person do the same for you? Are you sure? These are the questions that we are going to face throughout the book. We are going to experience the pain of being the invisible one, and later, the fear of being rejected. A fear so intense, that you do not need to be drunk or drugged to do things you may regret.
Reading this book was not easy, it is so well and clearly written that you can feel almost everything that is happening. It is so beautifully described that you are going to feel scared, disturbed and unsettled, but this is not going to stop you from finishing the book. Lowe works out perfectly the balance between the thrilling mystery and the dark mythical artifices that when put together, create the perfect scenery.
Obsession, friendship, witchcraft, and murder, a magnificent dark fairy-tale that will leave you wanting for more. Even if you know that you are going to make a terrifying discovery, “The Furies” will captivate you until the very end.
I would like to thank NetGalley, and Jordan Hanley from St. Martin’s Press for sending me the book and for giving me the opportunity to read this brilliant work.