Margie Orford has scored a second hit. Blood Rose is superbly plotted, packed with thrills, spills and canoodling
Blood Rose has sex, violence, horrific torture (mostly, but not entirely, offstage), politics, and an endorsement from Michael Connelly. What more can a thriller reader ask for?
Mail & Guardian
Margie Orford is a name you should commit to memory, if you don't already know her work... Blood Rose is an excellent crime thriller and Dr Clare Hart is set to become as popular as Patricia Cornwell's forensic investigator Kay Scarpetta and Kathy Reich's forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan
O: The Oprah Magazine
Margie Orford is world-class. This is crime writing at its very best.
Orford plots so brilliantly that to stop reading is as harrowing as to carry on.
Tautly told, pacy and direct