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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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Leeniebean71
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Tangerine is about two women‘s lives that intercept, twist, turn, and reconnect. It was entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat, especially toward the end. The author left a lot of room for guessing which made the ending, to me, unpredictable. I enjoyed reading it and will be looking for more by this author.

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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 💕 5mo
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 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! Good job on another prompt completed! 5mo
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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! 5mo
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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 👍🏻 5mo
squirrelbrain Hope you‘re having a lovely time! 😘 5mo
RachelO Have a fab holiday! 5mo
Theaelizabet 💕☀️ Enjoy! 5mo
Cinfhen You look super relaxed ♥️ 5mo
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Niso
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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. 6mo
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) 6mo
akaGingerK Yikes! I‘ll skip that one 6mo
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TheDoctor What program/app are you using? Besides, racism is disgusting! 6mo
Niso @TheDoctor Bookly. It is wonderful to track your reading stats 6mo
TheDoctor Thanks! I will make sure to try it! 6mo
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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 😊 6mo
JillR Thanks @LeeRHarry , will be interested to see what you think... :) 6mo
Cathythoughts I definitely enjoyed it 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
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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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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
Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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! 9mo
catiewithac The best part = the book spine art 9mo
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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 !! 9mo
tammysue How sweet!! 🌸 9mo
AmyG 💕💕 9mo
Ruthiella Score! 😀 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie who is the girl!! Beautiful!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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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 9mo
SilversReviews It was good. 9mo
APLitlife Great story 9mo
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Christine11 I really liked this one 😊 9mo
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. 9mo
simpledutchgirl Enjoy! I liked this one! 9mo
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jhod
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Bliss is.... going back to bed in the afternoon to finish a brilliant book.

RachelO Excellent plan! 9mo
wordzie ❤The bookmark. 9mo
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LiteraryLona
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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 ❤️ 10mo
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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. 10mo
LeslieO I liked this one but will admit I bought it for the cover! 10mo
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. 10mo
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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) 10mo
Kaye Fingers, toes, eyes, legs and arms crossed for your interview. I can‘t cross any more parts. 10mo
CouronneDhiver No love for orange today... 😉🧡 10mo
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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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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! 13mo
Jaimelire @Lindy I sure do!😉 13mo
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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 🤭 13mo
RaimeyGallant Yeah, not for me. 13mo
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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! 🥂 13mo
gradcat Thanks for the welcome ❤️💛💙 13mo
Jaimelire I am reading it right now. It‘s beautifully written. 13mo
gradcat @Jaimelire 😊😊😊 13mo
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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 14mo
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! 14mo
Cinfhen I agree, it would make for a beautiful film....The markets & bazaars all the colors of the streets 14mo
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TorieStorieS @cinfhen Indeed!!! 😊😊😊 14mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Actually my mom just told me that this is being made into a movie with Scarlett Johansson! 14mo
Cinfhen That‘s perfect casting!!!! 14mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen yes- I agree!!! 👏👏👏 14mo
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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.

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scowler1
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Mehso-so

The first half was a little slow for me, I just wasn't getting drawn in. I persevered though and it warmed up a bit, almost got exciting and ended somewhat satisfyingly. There's already a movie in the works, it might be better than the book with the location and cast to back up the story. I didn't feel the atmosphere of the place, I think that's what let it down.

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scowler1
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My poor nook is falling to pieces. As I'm reading, bits of rubber are crumbling under my nails. I bought it in 2012, use it every day and it still works perfectly. The digital equivalent of an old paperback with a torn cover and pages falling out.

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BookCottageBlog
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I enjoyed Tangerine, even though I didn‘t like any of the characters. It‘s just one of those books that you have to keep reading to unravel all of the secrets. I posted a full review on my blog. https://bookwormcottage.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/tangerine-by-christine-mangan/

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RealLifeReading
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t expecting this plot line. I thought it would just be a more generic expat story and what attracted me was its setting - Morocco. Instead it has echoes of The Talented Mr Ripley, an obsessive friendship told in alternating viewpoints. Dark and twisted, this book was a bit uneven and I wish the women were more distinguishable and the Morocco setting utilized more. Still, quite a decent read. 3⭐️

DivineDiana I felt the same. 1y
Mdargusch Great photo! 1y
peaknit Great comparison to Mr. Ripley. 1y
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AnnaDesourdy
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Can you really like a book even if you seriously want to shake some sense into basically all the characters?! It was well written and I was HOOKED. And even though the prologue gave away the ending I was still shaken.

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GripLitGrl
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Mehso-so
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Book_in_hands
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Doing some #audiocrafting, listening to my first audiobook!!!!

julesG Goodness, I used to do this kind of beading as a kid. I wonder whether I could still do it. (I have tons of tiny beads at home that I wanted to use for knitting 🙈) 1y
julesG PS. It looks very good! 1y
Book_in_hands @julesG thank you!! This is my first snowflake, I just got into beading, thanks to my mother in law!! 1y
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Wife
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I just didn‘t care about the story or the characters. The readers were a bit overdramatic. I see that George Clooney plans a film starring Scarlett Johansson, maybe the movie will be better. I was looking for that Hitchcock feel that I read about in reviews. Overall, getting through the audiobook was torturous...I can rarely make myself bail, but I should have with this one. 🙄

readordierachel I started this a few months ago and have yet to finish it 1y
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geekybookgirl2
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a very twisted intriguing story about friendship and obsession. Both Lucy and Alice were very interesting characters and I became scared for one of the characters' safety.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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DivineDiana
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Here is a view of enchanting Tangier. The City itself is a featured character in this book and its mystery provided a very atmospheric setting. I listened to the audio. There was a different reader for each of the main characters, Alice and Lucy. And Lucy‘s part was a little too breathless and fraught for my taste. The beginning carried me away into the Medina, but unfortunately by the midpoint, not so much. Maybe print is a better choice.

JamieArc I agree with you about the audio. Though I loved the beginning music - it really helped set the tone for me. 1y
DivineDiana @JamieArc Glad to know I‘m not alone! Mood music is always a plus on audio! 🙂 1y
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rachelwill
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Book 24: Underestimated my reading capability on holiday meaning I ran out of books - however happily found this from my TBR hiding amongst the Sophie Kinsella and Celia Ahern left in the hotel library. Set in the hazy heat of Tangier where two friends are forced to face the past that tore them apart and the vendetta one may still bear a year later... There have been comparisons to the gothic traditions of Daphne du Marier and perhaps I'd agree

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Mdargusch
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The sultry, summer nights are as much a part of this book as the mystery behind an old friendship between two college friends.
#summernightcity #abbainaugust

Cinfhen Ooooh!!! I love the graphics 💚💚💚 1y
Cinfhen Great pick 🙌🏻❣️ 1y
Cathythoughts Loved this book 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Reviewsbylola Sultry is definitely the perfect word. 1y
emilyhaldi Good one 🌄 1y
Meredith3 I love a mysterious story 🖤 1y
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Jenken1998
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I enjoyed this warped tale of obsessive friendship/love between 2 women. Great characters and setting. it kept me questioning who was the crazy one. It would kind of drag in places but if you push through you are rewarded. 👍👍👍👍

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BekaReid
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Mixed feelings on this one. It was a quick read with an intriguing story. I felt some parts were lacking or falling short of the atmosphere the author was trying to create or leaning too heavily on the many references to other books/authors. I liked the alternating narrators, both unreliable, and reflections on what happened then and what's happening as story unfolds.

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DivineDiana
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Morning audio walk! This book is very atmospheric! #multitasking

Cathythoughts I thought it was atmospheric too 👍🏻❤️ 1y
DarcysMom @DivineDiana Your walking spot is beautiful! I love all the green. 💚💚💚 1y
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts Yearning for a visit IRL! 1y
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DivineDiana @DarcysMom There are so many beautiful trees in my neighborhood! A blessing! 1y
Reggie Wow!!!! What beautiful scenery!!! 1y
DivineDiana @Reggie It is! 🌳🌲🌳 1y
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DivineDiana
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Just started my new Playaway!

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GripLitGrl
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vkois88 Gorgeous! 1y
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Jbakesmcgee3
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🍊🍊🍊🍊so hitchcockian, could definitely see this being a great movie!