FROM: PEOPLE WHO KNOW ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
RE: HOW TO PROPERLY ENJOY A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
01. Stop trying to unpick the plot or spot the clues from page one.
02. Quit rolling your eyes when sentences begin with “And suddenly…” or “For one wild moment…” or “And then I stumbled. A rock I had not seen…”. Sometimes things do happen suddenly. Sometimes moments are wild. Sometimes rocks jump out at you.
03. There’s no such thing as too many unreliable narrators.
04. You don’t get cranky when contemporary lit novels follow familiar narrative arcs so why, for goodness sakes, do re-interpretations of The Talented Mr Ripley or Single White Female irritate you so much?
05. A good location really jazzes things up – go with it.
2/5 You’ve probably guessed how I felt about Christine Mangan’s Tangerine?
I received my copy of Tangerine from the publisher, Hachette Australia, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
There is a glass of mint tea before her, only recently delivered, and she marvels at the colors: a rich forest green on top, a golden amber on the bottom.