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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Natalie Haynes Narrator: Zara Ramm Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9781427258991
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When you open up, who will let you in?

After losing her fiancé in a shocking tragedy, Alex Morris moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Formerly an actress, she accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a school commonly referred to as “the Unit,” a last chance learning community for teens expelled from other schools in the city. Her students have troubled pasts and difficult personalities, and Alex is an inexperienced teacher, terrified of what she’s taken on and drowning in grief.

Her most challenging class is an intimidating group of teenagers who have been given up on by everyone before her. But Alex soon discovers that discussing the Greek tragedies opens them up in unexpected ways, and she gradually develops a rapport with them. But are these tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge teaching more than Alex ever intended? And who becomes responsible when these students take the tragedies to heart and begin interweaving their darker lessons into real life with terrible and irrevocable fury?

Natalie Haynes’ The Furies is a psychologically complex, dark, and twisting novel about loss, obsession, and the deep tragedies that can connect us to each other even as they blind us to our fate.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping and elegiac, funny, and achingly sad, Haynes’ tale pulls you along like a river to the falls. Hypnotic.”

    Joss Wedon

  • “A handsomely structured psychological mystery, and a moving exploration of grief.”

    Lionel Shriver, New York Times bestselling author of We Need to Talk about Kevin

  • “A gripping first novel…impossible to put down.”

    Herman Koch, New York Times bestselling author of The Dinner

  • “Cleverly plotted, cannily paced, and unafraid to pose questions that don’t have easy answers, this accomplished psychological mystery demonstrates the way that sometimes it may take being lost in the darkness to enable us to glimpse the light.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Told through two points of view, that of Alex and that of one of her students, the novel unfolds as both narrators hint at a looming tragedy. Haynes’s debut novel cleverly supplies suspense and an exploration of grief, blame, and revenge…Fans of suspense fiction with depth will especially enjoy this read.”

    Library Journal

  • “Steady pacing paired with well-timed foreshadowing and fully realized characters make this one compelling from the beginning.”


  • “Sharply drawn characters, damaged and raw, enrich the psychological dimensions of this angst-filled mystery.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, August 2014
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About the Author

Natalie Haynes is a graduate of Cambridge University and an award-winning comedian, journalist, and broadcaster. She judged the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and was a judge for the final Orange Prize in 2012. Natalie is a regular panelist on Radio 4’s Saturday Review and the long-running arts show, Front Row. She is a guest columnist for The Independent and The Guardian. The Furies is her debut novel.

About the Narrator

Zara Ramm has been a professional actress for for over twenty years. She sings, plays guitar and violin, and she is a founding member of the Lazy Susans, a folk/Americana/Western swing band. She lives in England with her husband, two children, and six chickens.