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Blood orange / Harriet Tyce.

Tyce, Harriet, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library TYC (Text) 33500013012125 New Checked out 05/28/2019
Moorhead Public Library TYC (Text) 33500013012133 New Available -
Warroad Public Library TYC (Text) 35500006137697 New Checked out 06/01/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538762738
  • ISBN: 1538762730
  • Physical Description: 340 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A young lawyer's idyllic family life and blossoming career are upended by a murder case involving a questionable confession and the lawyer's toxic affair with a manipulative senior partner.
A young lawyer's outwardly perfect life spirals out of control as she takes on her first murder case in this dark and twisty debut thriller for readers of Paula Hawkins, A.J. Finn, or Shari Lapena. I did it. I killed him. I should be locked up. Alison, a young lawyer, has just been given her first murder case to defend. Her new client is a meek housewife who doesn't deny that she stabbed her husband. In fact, she's desperate to plead guilty. But the deeper Alison digs into her story, the more she suspects that something is gravely amiss. Get your hands off me. And in Alison's own life, too, all is not as it seems. With a doting husband, an adorable daughter, and a blossoming career, she has everything she could want, right? But Alison is deeply entangled in a toxic affair with her senior legal partner--a man whose influence helped land her the murder case but whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle--and unable to extricate herself. She's in way over her head. And as the murder case escalates, she can't stop her personal life from spinning further and further out of control. I'm watching you. I know what you're doing. But someone knows Alison's secret. Someone who wants to make Alison pay for what she's done, and who won't stop until she's lost everything.... A deeply disturbing, toxic and compelling novel that explores the power of fear and desire, jealousy and betrayal, love and hate, BLOOD ORANGE introduces a fresh and distinctive new voice in psychological suspense.
Alison, a young lawyer, has been given her first murder case to defend. Her new client doesn't deny she stabbed her husband-- in fact, she's desperate to plead guilty. Alison has a doting husband, an adorable daughter, and a blossoming career-- but she drinks too much, and is deeply entangled in a toxic affair with her senior legal partner. As the murder case escalates and her personal life spins out of control, she learns someone knows her secrets-- someone who wants to make Alison pay for what she's done. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    *Starred Review* Alison Bailey's life is veering out of control. As a barrister in London, she's the main financial support for her husband, Carl, a househusband building his therapy practice, and their six-year-old daughter, Matilda. As Alison's career ascends—she has landed her first murder trial—the signs of trouble grow: she's drinking too much, working hours that keep her from her family, and carrying on an affair with her senior legal partner, Patrick Saunders, about which an anonymous person has started sending her insulting texts. Things come to a head at home when she loses Matilda in a hide-and-seek game in a park, causing Carl to take severe action. And then Patrick, finding himself in serious legal trouble, turns to Alison. Details of the murder case—in which the wife of a corporate executive, accused of repeatedly stabbing her abusive husband, wants to plead guilty—are interspersed with the personal drama, as the narrative races toward Alison's discovery of the dark sides of both of the men in her life. This debut novel by a former barrister displays the pacing skills and smooth prose of a seasoned author, as suspense builds to a stunning climax. Keep your eyes on Tyce. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

HARRIET TYCE grew up in Edinburgh. She studied English at Oxford University and Law at City University before working as a criminal barrister for nearly a decade. She lives in London. Blood Orange is her debut novel.

Subject: Murder > Fiction.
Adultery > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Women murderers > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Thrillers / Legal.
FICTION / Women.
Legal stories.
Genre: Legal stories.
Legal stories.
Suspense fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature).
Thrillers (Fiction).
Legal stories.
Suspense fiction.

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