Tangerine by Christine Mangan


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. L...

Details Tangerine

Release DateMar 27th, 2018
GenreFiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Cultural, Africa

Reviews Tangerine

  • Julie
    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 those blurb quotes right out of thin air without even reading the book first. But… Then I saw that Joyce Carol Oates had written an endorsement for this debut novel, say...
  • 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 Lucy Mason – her college roommate who witnessed the event – threatens to expose the truth. Alice is sure she can withstand a brief visit, but the longer Lucy stays, the more Alice suffers from a familiar sense of uncertainty: Either she can’t t...
  • 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 narrated from the point of view of the nervously anxious and isolated Alice Shipley, recently married to John, and her once close friend, Lucy Mason. Alice and Lucy, women from different ends of the social and economic strata, were room mates at Bennin...
  • 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 might not be an accurate metaphor as that cookie would still be wonderful, if somewhat gooey and drippy. Tangerine is more like a half-baked fugu puffer-fish meal, it’s poor preparation causing the reader severe agony as toxins invade their body. Painf...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    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/hate affair that dominate this genre’s selections.Tangerine is truly my idea of a dreamy, escapist novel. It is first and foremost a character analysis of two women ...
  • 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 what for some time. Alice is from England and having lost her parents early she is shipped off to Bennington College, in Vermont, by her guardian aunt. There she meets an American girl, Lucy. The two are to become inseparable roommates. Until the ac...
  • Ova - Excuse My Reading
    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 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 Alic...
  • Jill
    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 Daphne du Maurier or Shirley Jackson novel. Described by Mangan, her setting of Tangier is less exotic port city perched on the Strait of Gibraltar and more movie set ...
  • Jan
    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.T...
  • 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 toxic friendship playing out against the backdrop of Tangier in a time of turmoil..The imagery in this novel is astounding – you really feel like you are walking the streets of Tangier with our main protagonists – but it is so simply done, with no ne...