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Blood Orange

Narrated by: Julie Teal
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

Alison has it all. A doting husband, an adorable daughter, and a career on the rise - she's just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems.... 

Just one more night. Then I'll end it.

Alison drinks too much. She's neglecting her family. And she's having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle. 

I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up.

Alison's client doesn't deny that she stabbed her husband - she wants to plead guilty. And yet something about her story is deeply amiss. Saving this woman may be the first step to Alison saving herself. 

I'm watching you. I know what you're doing.

But someone knows Alison's secrets. Someone who wants to make her pay for what she's done and who won't stop until she's lost everything.... 

A disturbing, toxic and compelling novel that explores the power of fear and desire, jealousy and betrayal, love and hate, Blood Orange introduces a stunning new voice in psychological suspense. 

©2019 Harriet Tyce (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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A riveting listen!

Blood orange is a captivating read, I was reluctant to put it down! The characters are deeply flawed but there is something about them (bar one!) that makes you feel for them.

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A Psychological Thriller that Won't Disappoint

I grabbed Blood Orange on a whim - I thought the title was great, and it fell under the genre I like - I had heard no reviews, and had no clue what to expect.
Blood Orange was a solidly enjoyable novel. It didn't make me fall off my seat the way Girl on the Train did, however it certainly had me on edge more than once. This isn't to say it isn't worth reading - it certainly is!
The story itself, while perhaps a little vapid in its character development, is well-written and holds interest the entire way through. I always found myself looking forward to the next moment I could listen to a bit more.
The narration is excellent, though I found the child's voice a little annoying.

The major plot twist - which is really why we read these novels I think, is great. While by the end of it, the reader does have one suspect, the inherent details of the twist are completely shocking and well executed. The story is wrapped up well, does not leave any prominent questions unanswered, and closes on a comfortable note.

All in all, it's a great novel, thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre of novel!

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Brilliant

Although it took a few chapters to really get going, once it did, WOW, Brilliant.

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Powerful cant wait for more.

Brilliant writing that pulled you in. Engaging Characters. Gripping suspense. Tackled the difficult subjects with integrity.

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Best book in a long time

This book is wonderfully written. The characters are interesting and the plot has many twists that keep you hooked. It is the type of book that you binge read/listen because you can’t put it down! Left me wanting to read more from Harriet Tyce.

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  • Janet biglari
  • 04-03-2019

Superior Thriller well narrated

I thoroughly enjoyed this book it is very very clever and has a great twist. This is a complex story exploring the darker side of human nature and I so enjoyed this listen that I resented any interruptions ! and heard it all over one weekend. Both of the main characters are really well depicted and though hard to like in the beginning evolved into complex interesting characters. I can't wait for Harriet Tyce's next book.

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  • joanjava
  • 28-04-2019

Disjointed story, lacking credible characters

Each plot twist required characters, including the main character, to undergo a complete personality transplant which made the story unsatisfying.

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  • 21yrs
  • 16-03-2019

The worst book I’ve read in months

This is not a thriller. It’s 6 hours of pathetic characters, followed by 1 hour of so-called twists which were completely predictable from the outset. Perhaps I misunderstood what this book would be about since it’s billed as a thriller. Waste of time.

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  • Mrs
  • 07-03-2019

Blood Orange

Kept me completely engrossed from beginning to end. Some thoroughly un-likeable characters but a good story, well read.

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  • NR
  • 06-03-2019

brilliant

intense emotional and full of suspence. the home and work scenarios linked up well. amazing

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  • Ann D
  • 28-02-2019

It’s good, but not great!

This book somehow missed the mark for me. It is difficult to pinpoint why. It is a reasonable story. Perhaps it is because there are no average responses or interactions. Every moment, with every character is extreme in some way.

The narration is accurate, and read with appropriate emphasis etc. One star is lost for her only because her voice did not work for me.

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  • Truffles
  • 19-05-2019

Good twist at the end

Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Good twist at the end.
Narration was excellent.
I’d recommend it.

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  • M. King
  • 11-05-2019

Passed the time

This was ok and useful for sending me to sleep at night.
There was little unusual, surprising or gripping about the tale and was about as engaging as an average ITV drama.
I found the narrator often placed emphasis unusually which could be distracting and I honestly didn't either like or care about any of the characters.
A mildly surprising ending, not terribly believable.
All in all it kept me occupied but not terribly impressed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-2019

Enjoyable book

Good story but a tad too "bodice ripping " for me. extremely well narrated though.

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  • LR
  • 09-05-2019

Bloody brilliant!

well suited narrator, fab story, unexpected twists and turns, gritty and eloquent all in one.