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Tangerine

Tangerine

‘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

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 22nd March 2018

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405539944

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