Saturday, June 2, 2018

From Inside My Book Fort - - - Christine Mangan's "Tangerine"

Welcome to the book fort!

Today's reading is from "Tangerine" by Christine Mangan.

A tightly wound debut that will leave you breathless * Evening Standard * A satisfying, juicy thriller . . . knows all the notes to hit to create lush, sinister atmosphere and to prolong suspense * New York Times * The plot unfolds as a cross between The Talented Mr Ripley and The Girl on the Train * Telegraph * Atmospheric . . . echoes of other writers, most notably Patricia Highsmith, are ever present * Sunday Times * A helluva tense read . . . Tangerine by Christine Mangan doesn't disappoint * Sunday Telegraph * An assured and atmospheric debut * Guardian * It is an accomplished, ominous, evocative tale of spiralling obsession, skilfully pulled off -- Alison Flood * Observer * A taut, brilliant thriller set in 50s Morocco; perfect escapism * Emerald Street * 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 * Assured and atmospheric * Guardian * A plot as twisty as the streets of its dazzling Tangier setting * Daily Mail * Riveting . . . unputdownable -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times * 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 * Atomospheric . . . If The Talented Mr Ripley was recast with female leads and transplanted to Tangier, it might read a lot like Tangerine * Vogue * 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


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