I’m so pleased to have been invited to participate in the blog tour for Blood Orange. Don’t forget to check out the blog tour schedule for other wonderful posts on this tour.
Title: Blood Orange
Author: Harriet Tyce
Genre: Modern psychological thriller
Publication date: 21st February 2019
Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise – she’s just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems…
Just one more night. Then I’ll end it.
Alison drinks too much. She’s neglecting her family. And she’s having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle.
I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up.
Alison’s client doesn’t deny that she stabbed her husband – she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to Alison saving herself.
I’m watching you. I know what you’re doing.
But someone knows Alison’s secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she’s done, and who won’t stop until she’s lost everything….
This is one of those books that is so difficult to review without spoiling it for anyone who wants to read it, but I will do my best to do it justice and you are going to have some faith that this is an awesome book.
The narrative centres around Alison, a successful barrister with more than a few flaws. She would be one of those friends, who when they called you, you would take a deep breath before answering. You love them to bits but you just know they’re calling because they’ve gotten themselves into bother – again. I loved her, I hated her, and she kept me coming back for more.
Alison is surrounded by people who you can’t quite figure out. Are they genuinely just as frustrated and misled as Alison, or is there something more sinister at play?
About halfway through the book, I said to a friend* that I either had the book fully worked out or I knew nothing. It turned out I knew nothing. The last 60 pages left me quite literally with mouth agape and occasionally shouting “NO!”. Tyce totally nailed it.
Oh, and if you read this book, when you’re done go back to the beginning and read the prologue again.
The best thing you can do is to read this book and see for yourself. It’s dark, sinister, and anxiety-inducing. If you like psychological thrillers you’ll love this.
I am very excited to see what else Tyce comes up with in the future.
Thanks to Wildfire for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Harriet Tyce grew up in Edinburgh and became a barrister. She then completed an MA in Creative Writing. Blood Orange is her debut novel. You can follow her on Twitter.
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Blog Tour Schedule
*It was Tomes with Tea; after you’re done here, be sure to check out her blog!