REVIEW: BLOOD ORANGE, BY HARRIET TYCE

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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Blood Orange is a gripping story full of flawed characters that kept this reader glued to the pages.

A brilliant attorney, Alison seems to have it all, but her personal life is a mess.

Her good qualities kept me rooting for her, just as her toxic marriage kept me wishing she could finally let go of her bad actions and be a better mother. Her husband Carl might look like a good guy on the outside, but his snarky judgmental tones put me off from the very beginning.

Patrick, Alison’s lover, wasn’t much better, in my opinion, as he was self-involved most of the time.

Six-year-old Matilda was the best character: loving, cheerful, and hoping for a happy family life. Would she ever have it?

As the twists and turns kept coming, I couldn’t stop reading. In fact, I read past midnight, wanting to know what would happen next. I was intrigued by the little clue that came in the form of a blood orange, but I was still stunned by the intensity of the ending. A 5 star read!

 
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