Cover Reveal for Bitter Orange (US)

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I’m absolutely delighted to reveal the cover for the US version of my third novel, Bitter Orange, which will be published on October 9th by Tin House. I’d love to know what you think!

From the attic of Lyntons, a dilapidated English country mansion, Frances Jellico sees them―Cara first: dark and beautiful, then Peter: striking and serious. The couple is spending the summer of 1969 in the rooms below hers while Frances is researching the architecture in the surrounding gardens. But she’s distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she finds a peephole that gives her access to her neighbors’ private lives.

Before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes until the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled. But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don’t quite add up, and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur. Amid the decadence, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand their lives forever.

Bitter Orange is available to pre-order from your local independent bookstore (please consider using them first), or Amazon.

(The UK cover will be revealed in the next few weeks.)

15 thoughts on “Cover Reveal for Bitter Orange (US)

  1. Love the sound of this, and that cover is gorgeous. The colours of the fruit are so vivid and I really like the way the lettering is behind the leaves. Really striking cover, Claire!

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  2. I have to agree it is a striking colourful book cover.
    I had a look at the UK version on Amazon for comparison. Without reading the information about the story.
    I would consider the UK version (broken plate) does indicate a form of mystery and psychological thriller.
    For me the US version doesn’t seem to have an immediate genre or indication of what it is about, – just my humble view. I am certain the US publisher has the design correct for their market place – they are the experts.
    I look forward to reading this as it seems, from the write up, like a novel I would enjoy.

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  3. Without the blurb the cover although gorgeous, really doesn’t say anything about the story. It could be for just about anything … which is a shame because it’s a great concept, I love how the leaves are taking over the title, and the colours jump off the page … it just needed a bit of a tweak to introduce a thriller/mystery element.
    That said, the blurb is great. 🙂


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