Blood Orange – Harriet Tyce

Happy Monday, everyone! Today we are anticipating more snow and when I say snow, I mean almost a foot. Kill me. Well, at least I have books to keep me company!

Thanks to Grand Central Pub for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.

BLOOD ORANGE – Harriet Tyce (Releasing February 19th, 2019)

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this book, all I know is that Chandra was raving about it. Good enough for me! I started and finished this book in about 4 hours because I just couldn’t stop. BLOOD ORANGE by Harriet Tyce is a domestic suspense meets legal thriller in all the best ways possible.

Without giving away too much, we follow Alison as she seems to struggle through life. Working on court cases as a defense attorney she has just been given her first murder case. She is overworking herself, having an affair with someone from work, and can’t seem to get control over her drinking. All of this putting her family in jeopardy.

Despite what Alison does, I cannot stand her husband Carl. Just an awful human and caused so much irritation for me. You feel bad for Alison and what she’s going through, despite her poor decisions. I loved the parallels she begins to see between her marriage and that of Madeline (her client in the murder case). This book follows Alison and doesn’t focus so heavily on the murder, and I loved that. We got plenty of suspense and I think Tyce did an incredible job developing the characters for us.

The pacing was spot on and I could not put this book down. Plenty to keep your interest, have you questioning everything, and wondering how reliable Alison truly is as a narrator. I would highly recommend picking up this debut and I will, without a doubt, be looking for more from Harriet Tyce in the future.

 

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