A deftly written tale of five people whose lives interact with tragic results, With Fury in Hand is a stark snapshot of life on the down-trodden streets of Flint, Michigan, that is intriguing from its opening page. Thompson does not seem the type of author to compromise his bleak view of the world for am audience-friendly ending, and so it is here, with the question being less who might die, rather than who might actually survive?
Thompson's prose is vivid and at times poignant, whilst still being easily consumable. I had little time to read this week, so it took me far longer to finish this one than it should have. On any other week, I suspect I would have torn through this within a day - such is the strength of the characterisations and my desire to see what befell them.
An easy novella to recommend to anyone who enjoys thrillers with a jagged edge, With Fury in Hand might not be the most enjoyable read going round, but it is most certainly haunting.
3.5 rounding up to 4 Unfortunately Timed Appearances for With Fury in Hand.