Blood Orange

Grand Central. Feb. 2019. 352p. ISBN 9781538762738. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781538713754. SUSPENSE
[DEBUT] Alison, the protagonist in Tyce's debut psychological suspense novel, is an on-the-rise criminal defense attorney with what seems like a normal life. She has a husband and a little girl and things appear to be going great at home. But in reality, her marriage is falling apart, and she is having an affair with her senior legal partner. It's a toxic and abusive relationship, but Alison's career is the one bright spot in her life, as she is assigned her first murder case: a housewife is being tried for the stabbing death of her husband. As the case unwinds, readers will be able to see parallels between Alison and her client.
VERDICT Even though the main character in this cleverly written story is not always the most likable, making bad decision after bad decision, readers will still want her to persevere. Highly recommended for fans of Paula Hawkins and B.A. Paris and those who love dark and disturbing suspense novels. [See Prepub Alert, 8/10/18.]
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