Tangerine: A Novel by Christine ManganTangerine: A Novel by Christine Mangan

Tangerine: A Novel

byChristine Mangan

Hardcover | March 27, 2018

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“As if Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, and Patricia Highsmith had collaborated on a screenplay to be filmed by Hitchcock—suspenseful and atmospheric.”
—Joyce Carol Oates, author of The Book of American Martyrs

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.

Optioned for film by George Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures, with Scarlett Johansson to star

Christine Mangan is a fiction author who earned her Phd in English from University College Dublin. She later went on to earn her MFA in fiction writing from the University of Southern Maine. Her first novel, Tangerine, made the Bestseller list in 2018.
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Title:Tangerine: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:March 27, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062686666

ISBN - 13:9780062686664

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good thriller with twists Tangerine is worth reading for the tale of Alice and Lucy. The setting of Tangier is alive through Mangan's writing. Somewhat over written.
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 content with. And Lucy, a dangerous, manipulative young lady who seems to lack a conscience and be driven by an unhealthy, violent obsession. The writing is taut and vividly descriptive. The characters are complex, flawed, and highly unstable. And the plot, using alternating chapters, does a superb job of building tension and unease as it subtly unravels and intertwines an intricate web of lies, secrets, pretense, desperation, infatuation, violence, and murder. Overall, Tangerine is a fantastic debut for Mangan that transports you to another time and place and reminds you that some friendships are not only toxic but often deadly.
Date published: 2018-03-27

Editorial Reviews

“Mangan’s debut pays homage to The Talented Mr. Ripley and to the work of Daphne du Maurier and Shirley Jackson. A vivid setting and a devious, deadly plot.”