The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friendsonce inseparable roommateshavent spoken in over a year. But there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucyalways fearless and independenthelps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Aliceshe feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alices husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind.Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a booka debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will leave you absolutely breathless....
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I can’t get into this. I’ve tried the audio and the book. Moving on...
Am I the only one who got really strong Talented Mr Ripley vibes from this book? I can't believe it's mentioned on the blurb as the publishers are so eager to label books as "for fans of such and such"
If you liked Ripley, you'll love this book. I really find this very much alike Patricia Highsmith's work.
A tense psychological thriller set in Tangier; Tangerine introduces us the uneasy friendship between Alice and Lucy.
My friendship with Alice was something that John could not understand, but mo...more
Nicely done debut from Mangan with a real throwback vibe. The story takes place, for the most part, in 1950's Tangiers.
Lucy and Alice are college roommates at Bennington College. Alice is anxious, compliant. Lucy is calm, dominant, mysterious. They become a very self-sufficient and isolated twosome until Alice embarks on a romance with Tom. Lucy, jealous, simmers as Alice begins to become more independent. Tensions rise until a terrible accident separates them.
Several years later, Alice is marr ...more
I read Tangerine in its entirety in one evening. I predict this is going to be a popular beach read this summer. It's perfect for that gulp-it-down-in-one type of reading that seems to lend itself to lazy holidays, and its major strength is Mangan's ability to evoke both the romance of an exotic setting and the feeling of being a stranger in such a place.
It's 1956 and recently-married Alice is living in Tangier, Morocco, where her husband John works. John adores the city and is thriving there, b ...more
Thank you so much to Ecco Books for providing my free copy of TANGERINE by Christine Mangan - all opinions are my own.
This is a stunning psychological suspense debut that reminds me so much of Patricia Highsmith who I LOVE! And for full transparency I should disclose that I am a categorical fan of the psychological thriller genre, and TANGERINE is one of my new top favorites! Gorgeous, mysterious prose that you can just sink your teeth into.
The story is set in the 1950’s and centers on a friends ...more
So two things. Firstly I would give this three and a half stars. Secondly it’s my fault it too me a while to read (getting married, leaving my job etc) not the books. Anyway... If the word has existed in the 50s/60s/70s then Alice and Lucy would have been frenemies. Two girls who started as friends at college before something dark and disturbing happened between them. Years later Lucy arrives on Alice’s doorstep in Tangier and a game of friend or foe begins again. Overall it’s an enjoyable twist ...more
Well this one has it all!
-Unreliable narratives ✔
-Mysterious pasts; surrounded in secrets, lies, and innuendos ✔
-Dark, haunting and atmospheric ✔
-Craziness and delusion abound...all the while not knowing which one is truly the psychotic one ✔
This was a slow creeper for me, but the tension was tight throughout and I honestly didn't know who was the protagonist versus the antagonist until it was finally revealed just over the halfway mark.
Told from 2 POV's covering both past and present, this is a ...more
Going to set this aside and come back to it later.