Tangerine (Paperback)
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Tangerine (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 01/02/2019
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Waterstones Says

Sticky with suspense and psychological power games, Tangerine channels Highsmith and du Maurier with a serpentine story of obsession and control played out in the medinas and backstreets of 1950s Tangier.

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for February 2019

The perfect read for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith, set in 1950s Morocco, Tangerine is a gripping psychological literary thriller.

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. But Lucy is standing there, trying to make things right.

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 an extraordinary debut, so tightly wound, so evocative of 1950s Tangier, and so cleverly plotted that it will leave you absolutely breathless.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408709979
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

As if Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn and Patricia Highsmith had collaborated in a screenplay to be filmed by Hitchcock - suspenseful and atmospheric - Joyce Carol Oates

Atmospheric . . . If The Talented Mr Ripley was recast with female leads and transplanted to Tangier, it might read a lot like Tangerine - Vogue

The shade of Patricia Highsmith hangs over this sinister and serpentine thriller that really got me by the throat . . . a riveting tale of obsessive love - Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

Riveting . . . unputdownable - Melissa Katsoulis, The Times

A plot as twisty as the streets of its dazzling Tangier setting - Daily Mail

Assured and atmospheric - Guardian

Like Highsmith, Tartt and Flynn, the author excels in portraying the troubled boundaries between selves through themes of obsession, stalking and otherwise crossing the line in close relationships . . . engages the reader to the bitter end - Anita Sethi, Independent i

A taut, brilliant thriller set in 50s Morocco; perfect escapism - Emerald Street

It is an accomplished, ominous, evocative tale of spiralling obsession, skilfully pulled off - Alison Flood, Observer

An assured and atmospheric debut - Guardian

A helluva tense read . . . Tangerine by Christine Mangan doesn't disappoint - Sunday Telegraph

Atmospheric . . . echoes of other writers, most notably Patricia Highsmith, are ever present - Sunday Times

The plot unfolds as a cross between The Talented Mr Ripley and The Girl on the Train - Telegraph

A satisfying, juicy thriller . . . knows all the notes to hit to create lush, sinister atmosphere and to prolong suspense - New York Times

A tightly wound debut that will leave you breathless - Evening Standard

An eerie filmic debut that reminded me of Patricia Highsmith - India Knight, Sunday Times

A sultry, Ripley-esque tale of manipulation and obsession. - Tatler

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“Atmospheric and gripping....”

One thing I can say about this book is that every word definitely transports you to Tangiers, hot weather, dark souks , the smell of spices ; it is completely overwhelming. Then the story of twisted friendship and... More

Hardback edition
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“Twisted tale”

After quite a slow start, the author ratcheted up the tension with enough twists and turns to make me abandon real life and devour the tale in one sitting!

Hardback edition
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TripFiction

“Psychological novel set in TANGIER of the 1950s”

Tangier: “You cry when you arrive, and you cry when you leave”

The early reviews of this novel indicated that setting was a character in itself. The teaming and oppressive streets of Tangier in 1956 do really come to... More

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