Title: Blood Orange
Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Series: Book 24 China Bayles Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Star Rating: 5 out 5
Reviewed by: Marlene
While China is investigating this tragedy she is also confronted with deception in her personal life leading her to question her trust for McQuaid and the life they have built. Between Thyme and Season's, Caitie and the investigation she has more then enough on her plate. Yet when business partner and friend, Ruby draws on a vision she has that China needs to beware she still goes full steam ahead and straight into the killers clutches.
I really got into this story, it was very informative of what kind of advantages can be taken of the elderly and the health care system and how the legal system could succeed and can fail. I felt that with this story I got a truer sense of who China is and how her mind works. With Bittersweet it seemed she took more of a back seat in the story and Mackenzie Chamber's character was put in the spotlight due to the nature of the story.
I do enjoy how both were written, it seems more truer to real life then some of the cozy mysteries where the amateur sleuth is always center stage. I loved the core characters, China, Ruby and Caitie. I love how animals were interjected into the story. Especially Khat and Winchester.
I truly enjoyed the two books I have read from these series and decided to read it from the beginning.
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