Blood Orange

Blood Orange

An electrifying debut thriller for fans of Anatomy of a Scandal, Apple Tree Yard, and Gone Girl. 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 electrifying debut thriller for fans of Anatomy of a Scandal, Apple Tree Yard, and Gone Girl. Alison ha...

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Title:Blood Orange
Author:Harriet Tyce
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Blood Orange
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Blood Orange Reviews

  • Karen
    Feb 22, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

  • Lesa Divine
    Mar 09, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

  • Karen Mace
    Feb 20, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

    Not one for me. I didn't get this book at all, sorry! Hateful characters (but that's the point given the story I know) but I guess I'm just tired of stories where one of the characters drinks to oblivion and then wonders why life's not turning out that well. I should have read the ...

    http://jessjustreads.com Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce is a debut thriller novel about murder, sex and family, and one woman?s messy life ? personally and professionally. After working for 15 years, British barrister Alison Wood has just been assigned her first murder case. M...

    A very solid debut novel with a compelling plot that keeps you turning the pages. As with many thrillers the characters are not very likeable and I did foresee some of the twists but it was still a really good read. ...

    After 15 years of paying her dues, Allison has been handed her first murder case: a woman accused of stabbing her husband to death. Just as her career is advancing, her personal life is hanging on by a thread. She's an alcoholic, her husband hates her, she's being neglectful to her dau...

    I?ve taken a semi-serious vow not to read any more psychological thrillers that have the word ?girl? or ?woman? in the title because I?m sick of reading about female protagonists who stumble through life in a drunken stupor, heaping bad decisions on top of more bad decision...

    I received an ARC of this at Bouchercon. I?m normally a romance reader (and writer), but I enjoy a good thriller. This exceeded expectations and I read it over a 24-hour period. It was edgy, tense and feminist AF. A perfect read for the #metoo era. Outstanding. ...

    I found this to be a book that stays with you for days after you finish reading it! The main character - Alison - is one of those women who on paper has it all! Highly intelligent and working as a lawyer and married with a young daughter BUT still seemingly on a mission to self destruc...

  • Book of Secrets
    Mar 14, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

  • Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
    Apr 18, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    Nov 27, 2018

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)
    Mar 08, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

  • KC
    Mar 07, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

  • Tammy
    Mar 24, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

  • Basic B's Guide
    Feb 22, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

  • Liz
    Mar 06, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

    Not one for me. I didn't get this book at all, sorry! Hateful characters (but that's the point given the story I know) but I guess I'm just tired of stories where one of the characters drinks to oblivion and then wonders why life's not turning out that well. I should have read the ...

    http://jessjustreads.com Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce is a debut thriller novel about murder, sex and family, and one woman?s messy life ? personally and professionally. After working for 15 years, British barrister Alison Wood has just been assigned her first murder case. M...

    A very solid debut novel with a compelling plot that keeps you turning the pages. As with many thrillers the characters are not very likeable and I did foresee some of the twists but it was still a really good read. ...

  • Anna Luce
    Mar 12, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jun 20, 2018

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

  • Colleen
    Mar 08, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

    Not one for me. I didn't get this book at all, sorry! Hateful characters (but that's the point given the story I know) but I guess I'm just tired of stories where one of the characters drinks to oblivion and then wonders why life's not turning out that well. I should have read the ...

    http://jessjustreads.com Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce is a debut thriller novel about murder, sex and family, and one woman?s messy life ? personally and professionally. After working for 15 years, British barrister Alison Wood has just been assigned her first murder case. M...

    A very solid debut novel with a compelling plot that keeps you turning the pages. As with many thrillers the characters are not very likeable and I did foresee some of the twists but it was still a really good read. ...

    After 15 years of paying her dues, Allison has been handed her first murder case: a woman accused of stabbing her husband to death. Just as her career is advancing, her personal life is hanging on by a thread. She's an alcoholic, her husband hates her, she's being neglectful to her dau...

    I?ve taken a semi-serious vow not to read any more psychological thrillers that have the word ?girl? or ?woman? in the title because I?m sick of reading about female protagonists who stumble through life in a drunken stupor, heaping bad decisions on top of more bad decision...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    Apr 26, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

  • Ingstje
    Mar 24, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Jul 24, 2018

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

  • Faith
    Mar 07, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Feb 26, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

  • Thebooktrail
    Sep 30, 2018

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

    Not one for me. I didn't get this book at all, sorry! Hateful characters (but that's the point given the story I know) but I guess I'm just tired of stories where one of the characters drinks to oblivion and then wonders why life's not turning out that well. I should have read the ...

  • Olga Gamer
    Mar 31, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

    Not one for me. I didn't get this book at all, sorry! Hateful characters (but that's the point given the story I know) but I guess I'm just tired of stories where one of the characters drinks to oblivion and then wonders why life's not turning out that well. I should have read the ...

    http://jessjustreads.com Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce is a debut thriller novel about murder, sex and family, and one woman?s messy life ? personally and professionally. After working for 15 years, British barrister Alison Wood has just been assigned her first murder case. M...

    A very solid debut novel with a compelling plot that keeps you turning the pages. As with many thrillers the characters are not very likeable and I did foresee some of the twists but it was still a really good read. ...

    After 15 years of paying her dues, Allison has been handed her first murder case: a woman accused of stabbing her husband to death. Just as her career is advancing, her personal life is hanging on by a thread. She's an alcoholic, her husband hates her, she's being neglectful to her dau...

  • Jessica M
    Mar 13, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

    Not one for me. I didn't get this book at all, sorry! Hateful characters (but that's the point given the story I know) but I guess I'm just tired of stories where one of the characters drinks to oblivion and then wonders why life's not turning out that well. I should have read the ...

    http://jessjustreads.com Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce is a debut thriller novel about murder, sex and family, and one woman?s messy life ? personally and professionally. After working for 15 years, British barrister Alison Wood has just been assigned her first murder case. M...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Mar 17, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

  • Tamara Lush
    Sep 11, 2018

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

    Married to Carl and mother to six year-old Matilda, criminal defense barrister Alison, excessively drinks, is a hardened workaholic, engages in rough sex too frequently with a fellow colleague and struggles daily to just keep her head above water. As her world continually comes crashin...

    3 ? I predicted some parts towards the ending. Just ok. ...

    3.5 Stars ...

    Not one for me. I didn't get this book at all, sorry! Hateful characters (but that's the point given the story I know) but I guess I'm just tired of stories where one of the characters drinks to oblivion and then wonders why life's not turning out that well. I should have read the ...

    http://jessjustreads.com Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce is a debut thriller novel about murder, sex and family, and one woman?s messy life ? personally and professionally. After working for 15 years, British barrister Alison Wood has just been assigned her first murder case. M...

    A very solid debut novel with a compelling plot that keeps you turning the pages. As with many thrillers the characters are not very likeable and I did foresee some of the twists but it was still a really good read. ...

    After 15 years of paying her dues, Allison has been handed her first murder case: a woman accused of stabbing her husband to death. Just as her career is advancing, her personal life is hanging on by a thread. She's an alcoholic, her husband hates her, she's being neglectful to her dau...

    I?ve taken a semi-serious vow not to read any more psychological thrillers that have the word ?girl? or ?woman? in the title because I?m sick of reading about female protagonists who stumble through life in a drunken stupor, heaping bad decisions on top of more bad decision...

    I received an ARC of this at Bouchercon. I?m normally a romance reader (and writer), but I enjoy a good thriller. This exceeded expectations and I read it over a 24-hour period. It was edgy, tense and feminist AF. A perfect read for the #metoo era. Outstanding. ...

  • Holly  B
    Apr 30, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

  • Dannii Elle
    Nov 22, 2018

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

  • Mellie Antoinette
    Apr 07, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

  • Joanna Elm
    Mar 11, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

  • Tucker
    Apr 30, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...

    Alison is a successful criminal law barrister who seems hell-bent on pressing that self-destruct button. Outwardly she has a home life to envy with an adorable young daughter, a husband who takes care of the house and childcare whilst she works and she has just been given her first mur...

    So TheakstonsCrime read 2 is complete. Blood Orange is a pacy, clever and emotional psychological thriller with added legal and family drama. Immediately compelling with a strongly divisive main protagonist you can absolutely relate to, I simply did not want to put this one down. S...

    I just don't get it. Don't get this one at all. Alison, the protagonist is supposedly a smart barrister in London. Yet, she allows herself to be abused by her husband who calls her "skanky" and criticizes almost everything she does, including her cooking. And, just when one could sym...

    I know I am in the minority here but I just don?t get it. I was determined to finish based on all the great reviews but ended up speeding the narration to help me along. There was not one likable person in this book. The story seemed to drag, the criminal case was just okay. Imag...

    Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh I don?t know how to write this review so it will make sense. There were so many things about this book that I really didn?t enjoy and yet so many things about this book that I was utterly gripped by and couldn?t actually turn the pages fast enough. So, I shall try...

    I?ve always loved the trappings of the English legal system, especially barristers in their gowns and wigs. Some barristers (especially those who deal in libel tourism and suits against ex-servicemen) are even sleazier than their American counterparts, but their dress and surrounding...

    Mroczne sekrety, rodzina na skraju upadku, kobieta, która walczy o siebie i innych w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? Harriet Tyce. Kto przepada za ciekawie skrojonymi thrillerami psychologicznymi, ten w ?Krwawej pomara?czy? b?dzie mia? prawdziw? uczt?. Z pocz?tku mo?e si? wyd...

    All aboard the Alison HOT MESS EXPRESS! From the beginning, Alison clearly doesn?t have her crap together. She?s a sloppy drunk, adulteress and avoidant of all family/life responsibilities. I wanted to shake or slap some sense into her and tell her ?actions have consequences!...

    I made it a third of the way though this book and gave up. Alison is a criminal lawyer who seems to spend most of her time drinking excessively and having an affair with a colleague, rather than going home to her husband and 6 year old daughter. If you want to read about her having sex...

    ????? 2.5 stars (rounded up to 3) Blood Orange left me feeling...not much at all. It might be because of the narrative, which is propelled by a protagonist who is the embodiment of a train-wreck, or it might be because of Tyce attempting to gross readers out trough lazily ...

    Great book by a debut author! I had a hard time putting it down. It all seemed so cut and dried at the beginning (Carl was the nice cuckolded husband and Alison was awful for cheating on him.) I was in for a lot of twists. What I really enjoyed about this book was there was more than o...

    Oh Alison, what a tragic and unfulfilling life you lead. Alison?s making a right mess of her life and it?s of her own doing. Should I feel compassion? I?m not going to lie, it was hard to sympathise. She?s such a strong woman and then she shows such weakness, drinking excessive...

    Integrity ... let?s talk about that with another book, shall we? Cause the characters in this one were just bone deep awful. But they expected you to respect them. Mmm uh. Nope. Thing is, I was fully prepared to give this 2.5 to 2.75 stars. It?s not a horror, a suspense or even...

    Many thanks to Crown for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Buy this book ...

  • JuJu (Julie)
    Apr 25, 2019

    This was one of those books that I couldn't put down because of the flow of the writing (very pacy) and the intriguing legal aspect that was blended into the ongoing domestic drama. The protagonist was at times sympathetic and other times really frustrating (some of her unwise decis...

    Everyone wants what Alison has. A successful job as a defense attorney, a loving husband, and a precious daughter. She?s recently been assigned her first murder case. That?s all on the surface though. The truth is Alison abuses alcohol and doesn?t spend enough time with her f...

    BLOOD ORANGE is a book I discovered via my Instagram friends, and I'm so glad I moved it to the top of my TBR stack! The main character Alison is such a hot mess even though she may appear to have it all. Watching her go down a self-destructive path was not easy to read, but at the sam...

    Actual rating 4.5/5 stars. When I found out I had won a Twitter giveaway from this author's publicist I was thrilled! I have read a lot of thrillers and crime novels, in my time, despite them not being my favourite genre. For me, they provide a lighter source of relief, than my favo...

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVED this book! I did NOT want to put this down. Alison is as flawed a character as you can probably get. Successful lawyer with a husband and daughter at home - yet in an illicit affair with a man she can't stop thinking about. Her first murder case that has he...

    Short summary: An impressive debut full of shockers and suspense! My thoughts: This book started out great and kept my attention throughout! I really enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed at the ending. I?m not sure what I expected. Although it had a pretty big shocker at t...