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Tangerine
Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
As if Donna Tartt, Gillian Flynn, and Patricia Highsmith had collaborated in a screenplay to be filmed by Hitchcocksuspenseful 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 friendsonce inseparable roommateshavent 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. Lucyalways fearless and independenthelps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Aliceshe feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alices 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 booka 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 Clooneys Smokehouse Pictures, with Scarlett Johansson to star
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Itchyfeetreader
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Raced through this for my #readingafrica Morocco option@and because I was due to land in Tangier! This was an incredibly messed up story of obsessive friendship and damaged people in Tangier in the early 1950s. The city was brought to life wonderfully and the fiesta kept on coming… on arrival this morning I dragged my husband to a cafe that features heavily!

mabell Cool real life connection! 2mo
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Gissy
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I‘m always late but this is the first book read during #AwesomeAugust Readathon @Andrew65
Mixed feelings with this novel. Alice married John without knowing him well and moved with him to Tangier, a convenient marriage for John. But Alice is not adapting well to this new life. Then a supposedly friend, uninvited, arrived to visit Alice. Something happened between Alice and Lucy when they were in college. Lucy seems obsessed with Alice⬇️

Gissy What happened during that time? Who is this Lucy? The novel goes from the past during Alice and Lucy college time to the present. You are not going to like any of these characters. Betrayal all the time. That aunt is terrible. The end is a twist that most people are not going to like at all. You can feel desperate with Alice poor judgement. But I liked how characters were developed and with the descriptions, you can feel you are in Tangier.3⭐️ 3mo
Gissy August #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

#2022ReadingGoals old in my tbr

I like that cover but I thought the story would be more like a family drama, nope it wasn‘t.
(edited) 3mo
Andrew65 Well Done👏👏👏 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Gissy #OriliusMagicalReadathon Career Healer-Autumn Equinox
Class Alchemy first book-Basic of Poisons=Book on someone else worst list that you think might like
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CaitZ
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This was an intriguing psychological thriller set in Tangier in the 1950s. Unreliable characters and unscrupulous motives made for a fast-paced story that reminded me of a classic noir movie. I liked it more than I expected to. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Morocco @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle I was thinking about reading this one too for #Morocco ! Glad you liked it! 3mo
tokorowilliamwallace Nice, I picked this up from Ollie's, I believe recently, as I had considered reading it in the past. Maybe I can start it soon. Currently in a book from the library about sex work in Casablanca (fiction), translated from the French and also including a glossary of Moroccan terms and references. Part of it, with adventures and antics reminds me of the Mexican film, Roma. And I think I found a Turkish author from Ollie's, as well. 3mo
CaitZ @tokorowilliamwallace Straight from the Horse's Mouth looks interesting and it's available from my library. I'm adding it to my TBR stack. 3mo
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nanuska_153
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Pickpick

Alice has moved to Tanger with her new husband and things are not going well,out of nowhere her old friend Lucy appears uninvited.The story goes from present to past,told in the voice of the two women,it advances while we discover what happened the year before to break up their friendship.
Really enjoyed this one and it takes a very dark turn that makes it impossible to stop reading.The setting is so good that I felt like I visited Tanger.

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Michaelalynn
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I puzzled over the difference in words— between tourist and traveler.

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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

This disturbing tale of obsession has a strong sense of place- I could clearly see the scenes whether we were in Tangier or a small college in Vermont & even the brief moments in NYC & Malaga, Spain. The first half was slow as I struggled to care about either of the MCs but it picked up when the manipulation became clear. The end was believable but chilling. I must find something happy to read asap.

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booklover3258
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Pickpick

My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/semKB5EB9vo

Enjoy!

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rmaclean4
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Mehso-so

What a pot boiler! 2 🌟

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Daisey
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Mehso-so

As I considered possible options for a book set in Morocco, I realized I had this in my audiobook library. It was an interesting twisty listen as I worked and a reasonable choice for setting, but I wanted more from the characters and story. Although Alice & Lucy had background and secrets, the men and Moroccans all seemed one dimensional.

#audiobook #FoodAndLit #Morocco

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ATB
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Seems like an invitation... don‘t mind if I do!

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LeslieO
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Came for the cover, stayed for the blurb. #NorthAfrica #LitsySpringBreak

Cathythoughts I remember liking this one ❤️👍🏻 2y
Amandajoy That‘s quite the blurb! 2y
BarbaraBB For me it didn‘t live to the expectations unfortunately 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
LeahBergen That‘s a great blurb. 👌 2y
TheKidUpstairs Oooh, intrigued! 2y
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maich
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It became a #HolidayTradition to sending and receiving gifts this year. Another one came today. We already read one of them😊
#spreadsomeholidaycheer

#tangerine #christinemangan #bluebunny @StayCurious @Clwojick
#ReadNosedReindeer #wintergames #wintergames2020

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BarbaraBB
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Panpan

This was a huge disappointment. A totally unbelievable plot in which a girl is manipulated by another. Set in Tangier, Morocco, made it a little bit better but mostly I have been rolling my eyes about the ongoing stupidity of one of the girls while she perfectly knew what was going on. Annoying!

vivastory Well, guess this one will remain at the bottom of my TBR pile for awhile then. What do you have lined up next? Do you like to start the New Year with a new book? 2y
squirrelbrain Oh dear - I liked this one! It‘s not often we have differing opinions..... 2y
BarbaraBB @vivastory Next will be Luster. I hope to finish that before Thursday evening! 2y
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BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I was surprised too, as we mostly feel the same! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
ephemeralwaltz Aw :( this was on my TBR but I think it‘ll stay put for a while. 2y
BarbaraBB @ephemeralwaltz I had high hopes, I read good things about it but I was really disappointed. Maybe because I have many real good ones lately. 2y
Megabooks So glad I didn‘t pick this up! 2y
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rachaich
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Mehso-so

I liked that each chapter was narrated by one of the characters.
Wasn't so enamoured by the plot... but was alright...

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squirrelbrain
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This was the perfect book to read right now. The ‘unreliable narrator‘ style meant that it was intriguing, with lots of twists and turns, but also ‘light‘ enough not to be hard work.

The depictions of Tangier really felt like you were there, and the characters were equally well portrayed.

I was just *slightly* disappointed with the ending but that‘s probably just me.

Thanks so much for the book @Caroline2 😘 Give it a go @TrishB ! 😘

Caroline2 Whey, glad you enjoyed it. 😉 3y
TrishB Goes with all those penguins too 👍🏻 3y
squirrelbrain I thought they clashed a bit @TrishB - the wrong kind of orange, but went with it anyway! 🐧 3y
Hooked_on_books I think the color coordination totally works 3y
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squirrelbrain
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#bookmail no 1

Thanks so much for this surprise book @Caroline2 - you‘ve no idea how many times I‘ve picked this up in shops recently, but never quite got round to buying. In fact, I reserved it on Libby as well the other day, but I‘d far rather have a ‘real‘ book!

I‘m very much looking forward to reading it. 😘 I‘ll reply to your email soon too....

Caroline2 Oh yay! So glad you like it! 😉 and no rush on the email, I‘m not going any where!!! 😳 😆 3y
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rachaich
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Next book from the stack...
I've always wanted to visit Morocco. Plus any thought of warmth and sunshine and busyness is appealing! 🌝🌞

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Beccacraft
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Mehso-so

This psychological thriller set in Morocco in the 1950s about two roommates with a past full of secrets and obsessions kept me interested for most of the book. I am glad I listened to it via audiobook versus reading it on page, as I think the characters became more alive for me that way. That being said, I had a hard time with the choices made by the characters and had some questions that were never answered.

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krismlars
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#24in28 #readathon #audiobook challenge! I listened to two audiobooks on my drive back to Boston from North Dakota in May. That‘s the only way I can make a 1,710 mile drive on my own! I didn‘t love Tangerine, but I think I liked it more on audio than I would have on paper.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Mehso-so

A pity I didn‘t love the book, as the cover is just gorgeous. Love the setting of Tangier in the 1950s and the atmosphere. I like it‘s a crazy tale of obsession, jealousy, and betrayal. The narrative alternates between two women but somehow I didn‘t feel the distinct difference in their voices. Kept me reading, wanting to know how it pans out. Overall underwhelmed by it but I think it‘ll make an enjoyable movie.
#Booked2019 #bookgiftedtoyou

erzascarletbookgasm Thank you Cathy, for the book 💕 3y
Cathythoughts Your so welcome! I‘m sorry it wasn‘t a winner for you ! Still another ✅ for #Booked2019 .... I‘m honored you picked it for your -gifted to me- book ♥️. Gorgeous picture 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! Good job on another prompt completed! 3y
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jenniferw88
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#bfcr2 @wanderinglynn

Doing better on the books and fruit front this week, mainly due to being on holiday!

wanderinglynn Great week! 🙌🏻 Keep it up! 3y
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jenniferw88
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@Cinfhen daily holiday photo for you!

With my new friend (we've called him Nevado - Spanish for snowy!) and the tagged book.

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 3y
squirrelbrain Hope you‘re having a lovely time! 😘 3y
rockpools Have a fab holiday! 3y
Theaelizabet 💕☀️ Enjoy! 3y
Cinfhen You look super relaxed ♥️ 3y
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Niso
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Panpan

A poor ripoff of The Talented Mr. Ripley set in Tangier -to distract from the lack of originality, with a good dose of orientalist cliches about the "lawless suffocating exotic" Africa where locals are either prostitutes, conmen or simply “mosquitoes” the expats can ignore and wave away.
#bookly

MsLeah8417 Wow! I had this on my TBR. I will have to seriously rethink that choice. 3y
Niso @MsLeah8417 This book was one of my most anticipated books since last year, and ended up one of my biggest disappointments. I‘d recommend you read the Talented Mr Ripley or any of Patricia Highsmith instead. However, if you‘re not familiar of Highsmith work and adaptations id say go ahead and read it, it just I can‘t get behind racist shit written by white people thinking they can get away with it if they place the story in the 1950s (edited) 3y
akaGingerK Yikes! I‘ll skip that one 3y
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TheDoctor What program/app are you using? Besides, racism is disgusting! 3y
Niso @TheDoctor Bookly. It is wonderful to track your reading stats 3y
TheDoctor Thanks! I will make sure to try it! 3y
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JillR
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I admit I bought this book based entirely on the cover. I‘m not a huge fan of psychological thrillers and the unreliable female narrator theme, but this was lifted above the routine for me in that the atmosphere of Tangier in the late 1950‘s was as much a character as the fragile Alice and her sinister, mysterious roommate Lucy. In fact, I think it‘s the setting that makes this book. Not fantastic, but a good, quick holiday read.

LeeRHarry Just started reading this one and already I can sense that Tangier is going to be the main character here. Nice review 😊 4y
JillR Thanks @LeeRHarry , will be interested to see what you think... :) 4y
Cathythoughts I definitely enjoyed it 👍🏻♥️ 4y
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Brie
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In this 1950s set novel, Alice is whisked away to Morocco by her new husband, John. She doesn‘t like the crowds and heat of Tangier, and spends her days in their apartment until her old Bennington roommate Lucy arrives unannounced at her door. Definite Patricia Highsmith and Shirley Jackson vibes in this sultry noir.

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xxjenadanxx
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Pickpick

The quiet illusion of life Alice is leading is shattered when her ex-roommate and best friend Lucy shows up on her Moroccan doorstep, unannounced and uninvited.

A story of obsession and desperation.

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xxjenadanxx
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This book is so beautifully designed. I‘m about halfway in so far and it‘s definitely keeping me guessing!

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Ofc1970
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Mehso-so

2 friends from school end up in Tangier together. One has married and the other incomes to find her. A bit predictable

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Expandingbookshelf
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Panpan

This got positive reviews, but I thought it was predictable and full of sloppy plotting and unlikeable characters (and not fun-unlikeable. I couldn‘t care about any of them). For a physiological thriller, it was pretty light on the thriller. A huge disappointment.

TorieStorieS This was a bust with my real-life book club too! 4y
catiewithac The best part = the book spine art 4y
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callielafleur
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Mehso-so

This has been my phone nook book for several months now. It was fine, felt like it had been written a long time ago. Very much dragged in the middle. It is a solid 3⭐.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I got this box of goodies from my sweet friend and cohost of basically everything!! I love everything Christine!! These books have been on my list forever and did you take these pictures?! They are beautiful!! The postcard was spot on!! Loved it!! Can‘t wait for our buddy read for The Night Tiger so that we can use this guide!! Thanks for being my friend and sounding board!! Much love to you!! Stay warm 🥶🥶

#LitsyLove

TheBookHippie Yup I took those ❤️❤️ I like photography !! 4y
tammysue How sweet!! 🌸 4y
AmyG 💕💕 4y
Ruthiella Score! 😀 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie who is the girl!! Beautiful!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Bookladylinda
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These are the books I bought at Books-a-million this week.

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BookishMarginalia
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#CurrentlyReading — so far, I‘m intrigued.

jhod Finished this today, really enjoyed it 4y
SilversReviews It was good. 4y
APLitlife Great story 4y
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Christine11 I really liked this one 😊 4y
Stegofreak It took me a few seconds to think why the title sounded familiar before I remembered that I've been passing a table full of them in my local book store for the last few days. 4y
simpledutchgirl Enjoy! I liked this one! 4y
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jhod
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Bliss is.... going back to bed in the afternoon to finish a brilliant book.

rockpools Excellent plan! 4y
wordzie ❤The bookmark. 4y
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LiteraryLona
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Pickpick

Pumped to start this one! I hope it's as good as I've heard!

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Eyejaybee
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TrishB Lovely ❤️ 4y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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Bailedbailed

Started with so much promise. I made it 3/4 of the way through, and just couldn‘t bring myself to care what actually happened to these people. Too many good books to waste anymore time on this one.

cathysaid So sad! I LOVED this one. But good for you moving on. 4y
LeslieO I liked this one but will admit I bought it for the cover! 4y
HippieChickHomeschool @cathysaid and @LeslieO It started out with so much promise. I really enjoyed the feel of it, but I guess I never connected with the characters. 4y
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Aloisi_tribe
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1. I love the cover of Tangerine
2. Valentine plans? A job interview!
3. Orange
4. @kaye ?? I don‘t remember. Bruce maybe?
5. 👋 Hidey ho, Littens!
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Kaye Brian. ( question 4 ) (edited) 4y
Kaye Fingers, toes, eyes, legs and arms crossed for your interview. I can‘t cross any more parts. 4y
CouronneDhiver No love for orange today... 😉🧡 4y
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MaggieCarr
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Mehso-so

I consider myself an all genre reader but boy do those psychological thrillers mess with my head. While not overly graphic in violence, all the twists and turns in this book kept me guessing. I would compare it to Swan Huntley's 'We Could Be Beautiful' from 2016. The time alone that had to go into plotting out the characters deserves a "pick" rating but I'm branding it with a "so-so" as punishment for the lack of sleep I'm sure to experience. Lol

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MaggieCarr
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I'm halfway though this book and undecided if the women were traditional college roommates or something else entirely. At first I was convinced Lucy had a one sided fetish with her friend, enough to prompt her to track her down in another country (Tangier) and ring the doorbell unannounced. But now I'm wondering if they were more than friends, bonded through tragedy, and unfortunate events? Death, personality changes, secrets and lies.

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wen4blu
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Holiday shopping is exhausting. Time for a latte and a story set someplace warm.

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Jaimelire
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Pickpick

The setting, Morocco in the 1950s, was the best part of this story. The writing was beautiful, but the story itself left me a bit cold. I did not connect with the main characters.
So I give it 3/5 stars.
Because of the setting I will give it a pick.

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Jaimelire
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Sometimes a relaxing soak in a hot bath with a good book is needed. Tonight is one of those times! 🛁

Lindy Oooh, taking a library book into the bath... you live dangerously! 4y
Jaimelire @Lindy I sure do!😉 4y
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HardcoverHearts
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The main trope of a colonial location with lurking dangers from the people who live there is tired & racist. It could have been a good psychological thriller had it been set in a town that wasn‘t amplifying this. You can feel like an outsider in any foreign country. No need to place it in an Arab land, in Africa to play into that. But there aren‘t any local people in this book that aren‘t malevolent grifters looking to con white people. Gross.

Moray_Reads Ick 🤭 4y
RaimeyGallant Yeah, not for me. 4y
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gradcat
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I enjoyed this book immensely, much more than I expected. The setting is particularly lovely—1950s Morocco—and the characters are deliciously enigmatic. One of the blurbs describes it as “Patricia Highsmith for the 21st century.” Great weekend read!

cathysaid I listened to this one on audio and the accent put me in Morocco. Also, welcome to Litsy! 🥂 4y
gradcat Thanks for the welcome ❤️💛💙 4y
Jaimelire I am reading it right now. It‘s beautifully written. 4y
gradcat @Jaimelire 😊😊😊 4y
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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

This my real-life book club‘s pick for October... and though it is a fast-paced read, other than the setting, it didn‘t feel all that new to me... Alice feels #Somebody‘sWatchingMe throughout her friendship with Lucy and just when she‘s done being #Haunted by her memories and has a fresh start in Tangiers, Lucy arrives once more into her life... #OctoberXFiles #BlackCatChallenge

Cinfhen I really liked this book...I guess I was just in the mood for something on the light side ~ nice drawing 4y
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Thanks! I love to #AudioColor! I think I was just expecting more crazy.... too many other Halloween reads, I guess! 😂 I think this would make a beautiful film though! I‘m curious to see what the rest of my book club thinks! 4y
Cinfhen I agree, it would make for a beautiful film....The markets & bazaars all the colors of the streets 4y
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TorieStorieS @cinfhen Indeed!!! 😊😊😊 4y
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Actually my mom just told me that this is being made into a movie with Scarlett Johansson! 4y
Cinfhen That‘s perfect casting!!!! 4y
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen yes- I agree!!! 👏👏👏 4y
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dawnsworldblog
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I found this to be an interesting story. The beautiful setting definitely helped to make it. The big twist wasn‘t quite as exciting as I‘d hoped but I still enjoyed the book. Admittedly I wasn‘t a huge fan of the ending though, would have liked the last chapter to have gone differently. The film rights have been bought and I think it‘ll transfer beautifully to the screen.