Alright folks. This is going to be one of those book reviews that isn't really a review of the book because there isn't much I can tell you without giving away any of the plot. (And don't spoil it for yourself by reading any of the available reviews!)
When I say Blood Orange is one of the best books I've read in a long time, I mean it's in my top ten best reads ever. I downloaded it from Amazon for free as one of my Prime membership benefits and it took me by surprise from the very beginning.
Even though this is a novel, it feels raw and honest. Almost too honest - I disliked the main character, Alison, from the very first chapter but very subtlety found myself rooting for her without even realizing it.
Something feels off throughout the entire novel and it isn't until the very end that uneasy, "off" feeling is revealed and punches you right in the face.
There are a few subplots in addition to what you see on the book's cover, and each one is ties beautifully to what Alison is going through as a woman, and contributes either to her downfall or her growth. You can feel it.
I couldn't put this book down. I really couldn't. When I wasn't able to spend time reading, I was thinking about it. Just do yourself the favor now and buy it.
And remember - don't judge a book by its cover. Ever.
Available on Amazon. Kindle edition - $11.99.