No Fury Like That
by Lisa de Nikolits
on Tour February 1 - March 2, 2018
No Fury Like That is a one-of-a kind suspense thriller about life and death – and the power of second chances.
The novel takes you on a fast-paced, funny, adventurous ride, exploring themes of love, friendship, revenge and family – and the transformation of character in impossible circumstances. No Fury Like That is about metamorphosis, and how friendship is more important than success, love is more important than money and family is more important than power.
What is your moral compass? Julia Redner has to die in order to find her answer to this question – but is she really dead or is she being given the opportunity to rethink her life while solving an intricate puzzle of murders? And she won't miss the opportunity to exact righteous revenge!
No Fury Like That is a philosophical murder mystery with an unforgettable cast of characters, a surprising plot with twists and turns and a powerful, determined female protagonist. The novel will make you laugh and it will make you think but most of all, it will engage you from the get-go.
What an unusual novel. Purgatory, where people get to understand and deal with their actions before death. It was interesting to follow the purgatory experiences of Julia as realization dawns on her. She is able to really see what she did in life and how her actions affected others. After a particularly shocking understanding of her previous actions, “...it's like cannonballs of reality keep blasting you,” she says. (156) I'm a Protestant and do not believe in purgatory but de Nikolits has presented the concept in an entertaining and insightful way.
Reading this book gave me much to think about. If I could somehow objectively observe my actions, would I behave differently? If I had the chance, would I go back and right some wrongs? Are there lessons I am supposed to learn in life and if I don't learn them, will I get another chance?
While I found the novel very entertaining and thought provoking, I must warn potential readers that it contains lots of crude talk and foul language. It fit the character but I did find it a bit unsettling. Nonetheless, this novel is well written and I really enjoyed it.
Book Details:Genre: Suspense Mystery Thriller
Published by: Inanna Publications
Publication Date: September 15th 2017
Number of Pages: 300
ISBN: 1771334134 (ISBN13: 9781771334136)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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The Witchdoctor’s Bones launched in Spring 2014 to literary acclaim. Between The Cracks She Fell was reviewed by the Quill & Quire, was on the recommended reading lists for Open Book Toronto and 49th Shelf. Between The Cracks She Fell was also reviewed by Canadian Living magazine and called ‘a must-read book of 2015’. Between The Cracks She Fell won a Bronze IPPY Award 2016 for Contemporary Fiction. The Nearly Girl received rave reviews in THIS magazine and local newspaper, the Beach Metro, among others. No Fury Like That is her seventh book and Rotten Peaches will be published in 2018. All books by Inanna Publications.
Lisa has a short story in Postscripts To Darkness, Volume 6, 2015, and flash fiction and a short story in the debut issue of Maud.Lin House as well as poetry in the Canadian Women Studies Journal (Remembering, 2013, and Water, 2015). Her short stories have also appeared on Lynn Crosbie’s site, Hood and in the Jellyfish Review. She has a short story in the anthology PAC’HEAT, a Ms. Pac-Man noir collection and a short story in the Sisters In Crime anthology, The Whole She-Bang 3 and she will have two short stories in 13 Claws, the Mesdames of Mayhem anthology which will be published in August 2017.
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I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours.