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"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."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, c2018
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION MAN
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 24, 2021

Good book, but a bit predictable.

Jan 13, 2021

I enjoyed this novel very much. I patiently await another book by her.

IndyPL_AngieL Nov 18, 2020

“Tangerine” by Christine Mangan is a novel of psychological suspense. The story takes place in mid-1950’s Morocco, where Alice Shipley and her husband have settled for his business. That is, John has easily adapted to their new lives…but Alice finds Morocco stifling and dangerous. Enter the enigmatic Lucy Mason, Alice’s closest friend from Bennington, where they were once inseparable college roommates. The two haven’t spoken for some time, ever since a mysterious accident at school that’s referred to only obliquely now by the former close friends. Sensing a rift between Alice and her new husband, Lucy—a surprise visitor in Morocco, to say the least—shows that she disapproves of the way Alice is treated by John. Does this set the scene for another “accident”…or is Lucy truly innocent in that first tragedy?

JCLHeatherM Jun 12, 2020

Alice Shipley never quite escapes the pull of her schoolmate and friend Lucy Mason.

Sep 06, 2019

Not the best written psychological suspense novel but still an enjoyable read. I thank a previous commenter for saying they re-read the first chapter after finishing the book. I did the same and that helped a lot. Still would have liked a different ending, though.

Jun 12, 2019

Not bad for a first attempt at a novel of suspense. Maybe next time will be better. Easy reading.

May 27, 2019

Tangerine was an interesting psychological suspense, it reminded me of old Bette Davis movies or Hitchcock.

Mar 24, 2019

O.K. book but, nothing special.

Mar 18, 2019

Not a bad book for a first time writer...But some of the actions are a bit predictable...would have liked a different ending

ArapahoeKristy Nov 14, 2018

The history of the relationship between the two characters is revealed when one deposits herself back into the the life of the other. Although her presence isn't really wanted, the host can't bring herself to make her intruding guest leave. This ends up bringing about consequences that each woman will deal with for the rest of their lives.

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