Tangerine

Tangerine

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 a The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After ...

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Title:Tangerine
Author:Christine Mangan
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B0722N6CP2
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Tangerine Reviews

  • Blair
    Dec 26, 2017
    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...
  • Stacey
    May 31, 2018
    Make yourself a steaming cup of mint tea and first admire the cover then be prepared to be transported to Tangier. Alice and Lucy were roommates in college in Vermont and the best of friends when an unfortunate accident happened and served as a wedge between them. Out of touch for a...
  • Julie Christine
    Aug 12, 2018
    Tangerine is rather a hot mess, chockfull of clichés and tropes, burdened with foreshadowing and paint-by-numbers narrative, but dang if I didn't read it in two gloriously indulgent chunks. Christine Mangan's debut is a highly-stylized homage to the sexually-charged thrillers of H...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Apr 02, 2018
    I listened to the audio version of this book narrated by Barrie Kreinik and Erin Mallon. The funny thing is that I thought it was the same person voicing both Alice and Lucy. But, I noticed when the audiobook has started only Barrie Kreinik is listed as a narrator. So, no wonder I tho...
  • Jill
    Apr 27, 2018
    Severely underbaked. There is nothing substantive about Christine Mangan's debut novel Tangerine. The two protagonists who recount the story in alternating chapters--authors, please stop with the indistinguishable dual POVs!--are ghosts of far more fascinating characters found in a Dap...
  • Samantha
    Nov 09, 2017
    Tangerine is one of the worst books I've ever read in my life and it's definitely the worst book I've read this year. This is one of the most poorly written novels that I've ever encountered. It's painful to get through the horrible prose. The plot is straight out of a Lifetime movie, ...
  • Dianne
    Jun 10, 2018
    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 an...
  • Kelli
    Apr 01, 2018
    I can?t get into this. I?ve tried the audio and the book. Moving on... ...
  • Julie
    May 09, 2018
    Tangerine by Christine Mangan is a 2018 Ecco publication. I seldom give much credence to author recommendations, having learned a long time ago, that they are mostly meaningless. I've helped authors through various stages of marketing, and trust me, sometimes authors just pull thos...
  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    Mar 09, 2018
    Am I the only one who got really strong Talented Mr Ripley vibes from this book? I can't believe it's not 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 alik...
  • Darinda
    Sep 09, 2018
    Alice and Lucy were roommates in college. Following a tragic accident, the two friends haven't spoken in years. Alice is now married and living with her husband in Tangier, when Lucy makes a surprise visit. Told with alternating viewpoints, both Alice and Lucy relate their perspecti...
  • Susan
    Mar 08, 2018
    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 virtually arranged by Alice?s aunt and is mutually beneficial. Besides sneering at h...
  • Andrew Smith
    Mar 14, 2018
    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 what for some time. Alice is from England and having lost her parents early she is sh...
  • Perry
    Apr 04, 2018
    "The Talented Ms. R. Hipley" or "Citrus White Female" Nice sloe fizz though not particularly novel in story or setting. ...
  • Simon
    Mar 06, 2018
    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 sta...
  • LeAnne
    Apr 29, 2018
    I've got a thing for exotic places, Morocco especially, and the personality of Tangier - with that city's name having changed each time it was conquered since 5BC - was my favorite character here. Another delight was that the first odd little chapter tied beautifully with the last, she...
  • Emma
    Mar 27, 2018
    This was excellent! In the blurb it said this was for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith. And this turned out, happily to be exactly right. A story in an evocative setting, this psychological thriller did not disappoint. A tale of obsession, paranoia, insanity and decepti...
  • Bill Kupersmith
    Apr 01, 2018
    A favorite subject is the unequal friendship, especially with best friends at school or college. Here it?s Bennington in the fifties when it was a women?s college and the BFs and roommates are Alice, a wealthy English orphan, and Lucy, a local scholarship girl (or ?shipper? in ...
  • Jan
    Apr 22, 2018
    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 creepe...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Mar 21, 2018
    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 toxic friendship playing out against the backdrop of Tangier in a time of turmoil.. The...
  • Faith
    Apr 01, 2018
    "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, my nails turning white against the pressure as I clutched at its frayed edges." Alic...
  • Zoe
    Mar 12, 2018
    Chilling, atmospheric, and ominous! Tangerine is a well-paced, psychological thriller set in Tangier, Morocco that is told from two different perspectives. Alice, a wealthy, fragile, young woman with a history of tragedy and a husband and new home she's not entirely comfortable or c...
  • Janelle
    Mar 20, 2018
    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 ca...
  • Paromjit
    Mar 06, 2018
    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 narrated from the point of view of the nervously anxious and isolated Alice Shipley, rec...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Feb 07, 2018
    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 Lucy Mason ? her college roommate who witnessed the event ? threatens to expose th...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Jan 14, 2018
    Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2018/1... This is an absolutely outstanding debut suspense novel that will be an instant-hit for fans of Patricia Highsmith! This is not an action-packed read - it?s more about character development and unpacking the disturb...
  • Pauline
    Mar 21, 2018
    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 because she has not spoken to Lucy in over a year because of an unpleasant incident t...
  • Konstantin
    Mar 07, 2018
    The last third or so was poorly executed and the story which aimed for something more complex turned into a very simple, predictable and straightforward narrative. The writing was sometimes a bit bland and insipid (also, both POVs were undistinguishable - if it weren't for the chapter ...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Mar 23, 2018
    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 so much more that can be added to the plot than just the usual he/she torrid love...
  • Truman32
    Apr 13, 2018
    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 might not be an accurate metaphor as that cookie would still be wonderful, if somewhat goo...