Lush and twisty, Mangan's debut is one of the most thrilling first novels I have encountered in twenty years of book selling. A tautly drawn plot, decadent prose and spectacularly drawn characters make for easy Highsmith comparisons. and even easier reading.
This book does what we want every book to do: it captivates us so deeply we can think of nothing else until we see it through while also dreading its end. Tangerine is a novel full of astute observations and keen insights wrapped in a psychological thriller so deft, so smart, it will ring any reader's bells.