BOOKISH FRIDAY: “BLOOD ORANGE”

Welcome to another Bookish Friday, in which we  share excerpts from books…and connect with other bloggers who do the same.

Let’s begin the celebration by sharing Book Beginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader; and let’s showcase The Friday 56 with Freda’s Voice.

To join in, just grab a book and share the opening lines…along with any thoughts you wish to give us; then turn to page 56 and excerpt anything on the page.

Then give us the title of the book, so others can add it to their lists! What a great way to spend a Friday!

Today’s feature is a book I have had for a while:  Blood Orange, by Harriet Tyce.

 

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Beginnings:

The October sky lies gray above me and my wheelie bag’s heavy but I wait for the bus and count my blessings. The trial is finished, kicked out at halftime after a legal argument on the basis of insufficient evidence.

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Friday 56:

“I’m sorry. I had an important meeting out of town, and I was sure my husband was going to make it in time,” I apologize.

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Description:

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….

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What do you think? Would you keep reading?

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16 thoughts on “BOOKISH FRIDAY: “BLOOD ORANGE”

  1. An ominous opening if only because it sounds like one of those too good to be true moments–everything’s going a little too well, you know? Blood Orange sounds like it will be a page turner. I hope you enjoy it, Laurel-Rain! Have a great weekend!

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