Blood Orange

by Harriet Tyce

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LoveReading Expert Review of Blood Orange

A clever, darkly brilliant psychological thriller that is truly addictive.

Hands up if you love a confident, penetrating, darkly brilliant psychological thriller, if you do then do step this way, as ‘Blood Orange’ is a stunner! Alison is defending her first murder case, all while having an affair, drinking too much, staying out too late and neglecting her husband and daughter… her life is about to get seriously complicated. Alison tells her own story, no holds barred we hear it as it is, and sometimes it isn’t pretty.  I have to say that at times Alison wasn’t on the top of my list of favourite people which gives the story real attitude. I was completely drawn into Alison’s world, hovering over her shoulder, watching, and yes I admit it, sometimes judging. Harriet Tyce allows the story to open up in front of you, all the information is there, consequently, I found myself tugging at tendrils and picking at tantalising frayed edges as I read. This is one seriously addictive book, I read it in one sitting, so do set aside plenty of reading time. ‘Blood Orange’ thrilled me, it is just so readable, yet also feels clever, raw and real - so it comes as highly recommended from me.

Liz Robinson

Blood Orange Synopsis

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.... 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781472252746
Publication date: 12th December 2019
Author: Harriet Tyce
Publisher: Wildfire an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Harriet Tyce Press Reviews

Tyce gives the domestic noir a timely update with this dark debut - iNews

Dark, sophisticated and sexy, Blood Orange is a powerful debut in the vein of Apple Tree Yard, that had me gripped to its very last page. I couldn't recommend it more highly -- Elizabeth Fremantle - Queen's Gambit

I raced through Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce, which is oh-so-timely and had me gasping aloud at the final twist -- Hannah Beckerman Dark and compelling. - Mel McGrath

We get it, every thriller going is the new The Girl on the Train , but this one really does have you turning the pages in the same obsessive way ... It's not all about the twisty ending like some other thrillers. Instead it deals with issues faced by career women and the notion of good and bad in a way that will keep you thinking long after you've found out what happens. - Cosmopolitan

It was all brilliantly done. Writing, plotting, characters - wonderful and deeply satisfying, devour-in-one-sitting stuff!' -- Lucy Mangan - Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

The debut novel of the year. Harriet Tyce is now on my 'must read' list -- Jeff Abbott - The Sam Capra Series

Combines sharp spare prose with a gloriously twisted plot - I read this in one heart-pounding, furiously angry sitting -- Emma Flint - Little Deaths

This brilliant debut from Harriet Tyce has it all - a tricky murder case, a complex and conflicted female barrister battling her own demons, and layer upon layer of intrigue as Blood Orange flows towards its breath-taking ending. -- Rachel Abbott - Only the Innocent

Blood Orange kept me frantically turning the pages, desperate to know what would happen next. A superb, compulsive read! -- Tess Gerritsen - I Know a Secret

A dark and disturbing domestic noir -- Louise Jensen - The Sister

Gritty and compelling, Blood Orange drags you right into the hearts of the flawed characters and their stories from the get go. A book that will keep you up all night -- Kate Hamer - The Girl in the Red Coat

A classy thriller with complex and compelling characters -- Clare Mackintosh - I See You

Blood Orange is destined to be the debut that everyone is talking about in 2019. Dark, original and utterly compelling, I could not put it down. And what a twist at the end! -- Lisa Jewell - Then She Was Gone

Harriet Tyce brings a new layer of visceral, addictive dark to domestic noir. Obsession, revenge, lust and murder play out on the pages as a female barrister tries to hold her life together while her personality tries to tear it apart. At once shocking and riveting, I simply couldn't stop reading. Bravo -- Sarah Pinborough - Behind Her Eyes

An addictive and unforgettable domestic noir, at once shocking, sharp and seriously twisted. It's the perfect book to binge read over the weekend - Culturefly

A sizzlingly addictive read . . . its mysteries unfurl brilliantly to that often most elusive quality: a genuinely satisfying end. Five stars' -- Lisa Howells - Heat

A heart-pounding thriller . . . and deliciously twisty plot - Good Housekeeping

This thriller breathes new life into the domestic noir genre and grips until the final page - Daily Express

A smash hit - Best

Gripping - Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9781472252746
Publication date: 12/12/2019
Format: Paperback

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Publication date: 01/03/2019
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About Harriet Tyce

Harriet Tyce grew up in Edinburgh and studied English at Oxford University before doing a law conversion course at City University. She practised as a criminal barrister in London for nearly a decade, and recently completed an MA in Creative Writing - Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia. She lives in north London. Blood Orange is her debut novel.

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