Cunning. The great strength of protagonist Lucy Mason in Christine Mangan’s debut novel titled, Tangerine, is her cunning. Set mostly in Tangier in the 1950s, the novel’s descriptive prose and dialogue draws readers into the images and lifestyle of that time and place. Mangan delves into close female relationships in this novel and the skills that one can use to manipulate another. Lucy plays a long game, and Mangan unravels the story with skill as readers are lulled and surprised by the plot.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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