BLOOD ORANGE BY HARRIET TYCE


PLOT SUMMARY:

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....


MY REVIEW:

Similar to my last review, I seem to be in a small minority for not thinking this book deserves all the stars... sorry!

Blood Orange is a very well written dark thriller that takes you on an unexpected, and sometimes bizarre, journey. It is uncomfortable to read at times, which shows just how powerful an author Tyce is. ⁣However, I just found I didn’t get as excited about this book and I didn’t like most of the characters. Especially the main character, she really got on my nerves. I also found the relationship between the main character and her husband really jarring, which I know is the point in this book and once again shows Tyce's skill as a writer, but I just didn't enjoy it. So maybe not as hardcore as I thought I was with these kinds of books!

That saying, I can definitely see why it is doing so well and why so many people like it. It’s not your typical murder/thriller style book, but it just wasn’t for me. ⁣


IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:

Uncomfortable

Dark

Unusual


FAVOURITE QUOTE:

“We don't need drink to be pleasant.”


FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

I'm not sure I can actually pick one for this book, I really didn't like most of the characters...


OVERALL RATING:

6/10

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