Tangerine

Tangerine Review

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 friends—once inseparable roommates—haven’t 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. Lucy—always fearless and independent—helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.

But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice—she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice’s 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 book—a 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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  • Hannah Greendale

    It is 1956, and Alice Shipley has found refuge from her past in Tangier. She’s nearly able to forget about the night a horrible incident altered the course of her life. But an unexpected visit from ...

  • Paromjit

    Christine Mangan writes a deliciously warped and menacing piece of historical fiction set amidst the sweltering and sweat ridden heat of Tangier in Morocco. This is a twisted psychological thriller na...

  • Andrew Smith

    Set largely in 1950’s Morocco, this book introduces us to two girls who first meet at an exclusive American finishing school. Something happens there, something bad, but we’ll not find out exactly...

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    4.25 STARS What is it about obsessive friendships between women that are so appealing to read about? I’m always drawn to books that feature this type of female-frenemy-relationship. I think there is...

  • Liz Barnsley

    I really fell into Tangerine – a tautly plotted purely character driven psychological drama where the setting is one of those characters – haunting and highly engaging, this is the story of a toxi...

  • Faith

    "I knew her, Alice, better than she knew herself, could anticipate every action and reaction before they had ever occurred to her. I sunk to the floor, my fingers grasping the Berber carpet beneath me...

  • Susan

    Set in 1950’s Morocco, this is an atmospheric novel about obsession, jealousy and identity. Alice is living in Tangiers with her husband, John McAllister. The marriage is not a huge success; it was ...

  • Blair

    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 ...

  • Truman32

    Like a Nestle Toll House Ultimate Chocolate Chip Lovers break and bake cookie that was only in the oven for 3 minutes Christine Mangan’s thriller, Tangerine, is a half-baked mess. Actually that migh...

  • Pauline

    Tangerine by Christine Mangan was a thriller set in Tangier in 1956. Alice has moved to Tangier with her husband. Some time later her college friend Lucy turns up on their doorstep. Alice is surprised...