Book review: Blood Orange and The Huntress

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Sunday, 10 March 2019, 12:12PM
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Whitcoulls Joan McKenzie is back with her latest recommendations with Francesca Rudkin.

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce. Psychological thriller (yes, loads of them around but the good ones are really good) about a young lawyer who has just been given her first big case. Trouble is, her life is out of control and she’s drinking far too much and having a torrid affair with a colleague while at home her child and loving husband wait and worry. Then she starts to receive really nasty text messages from someone who knows about the affair, and things threaten to spiral out of control. She is what they call an Unreliable Narrator, and you have to figure out where the truth really lies.

The Huntress by Kate Quinn. This author wrote a marvellous WW1 book called The Alice Network which has been incredibly popular, and this is set in WW2. Not a sequel. About an English war correspondent and a female ex Soviet fighter pilot who team up to try and track down a Nazi war criminal in whom they both have a vested interest – said criminal is a woman, who finds a cunning way to disguise her identity, and finding her is not straightforward.

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