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"A stunning debut novel--a chilling and unexpected portrait of a female friendship set in 1950's Morocco. This is Patricia Highsmith for the 21st century" --
Publisher: New York, NY :, Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, 2018.
Edition: First edition..
ISBN: 9780062686664
Branch Call Number: FICTION Mangan Christin
Characteristics: 388 pages ;,24 cm


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JCLHeatherM Jun 12, 2020

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

JCLOctavia May 21, 2018

Reminded me of "Gone Girl" but with more plot twists.

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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.

For female readers the front cover is certainly the attraction. I felt compelled to finish the book and did quite enjoy it but the ending was very strange; had to reread the first chapter to explain the ending. Flimsy plot at times.Type of book that can leave you frustratingly unsatisfied but then can't stop thinking about it. Would I have ended it differently??
Has the basis for makings of a movie I think mainly because of the 1950s setting of Tangier being of romantic appeal. Certainly different but not in the same league as Hitchcock or Daphne du Maurier. Good holiday reading.

Oct 17, 2018

Enjoyable enough but a bit eye-rollingly over-the-top at points with ominous foreshadowing giving way to sinister hokeyness. The Joyce Carol Oates blurb on the cover of the library copy I read compares this work to Highsmith and Hitchcock, which is ... aspirational but not accurate. The prose and dialog are uninspired, and the descriptions of Tangier in the 1950s are not particularly evocative or atmospheric. The whole thing is more "Single White Female" than "The Talented Mr. Ripley." The shifting focus on the two equally unreliable narrators is the book's best feature, especially when each woman tells her own version of the same events. But there is very little stylistic differentiation between them - if each alternate chapter hadn't been titled either "Alice" or "Lucy," it would have been tricky to tell them apart.

Sep 30, 2018

So much 'buzz' about this book. It has now been optioned by George Clooney for a film. So what's not to like?
Quite a bit. It's wordy and meanders through a convoluted story with unreliable narrators.
The cover is beautiful, evocative and features one of the first super-models Suzy Parker photographed in Morocco in the 50's.
The book misses but the cover scores.

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