Sunday, 10 March 2019

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce - Book Review

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
Blood Orange is Harriet Tyce's debut novel, and what a debut it is! It drew me in from the very first page and I couldn't put it down. It's a tense, gripping read. As I was reading I kept thinking this would make a great TV series. 
Alison has many flaws, from adultery to drinking far too much. She also has a bit of a temper. However whilst reading I could understand why she is the way she is. Her relationship with her husband strained (not surprising since she is having an affair) and is not overly close to her young daughter.
She is dealing with a case which she is convinced there is more to. Although the lady she is representing admits her guilt, Alison has niggles of something being wrong with her story.
On the surface Alison looks like a woman who has no care for anybody or anything least of all her own family. But scratch beneath the surface and she has a lot more to her, there is a depth to her character that I found endearing.
Blood Orange is a brilliant read and I can't wait to see what Harriet has to offer next. If this debut is anything to go by I am sure I will enjoy her next work.
I received a signed copy of Blood Orange at the Headline New Voices event. 

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