‘One of this year's best reads!… HIGHLY recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
***Previously published as The Art of Deception***
Art college dropout Lucie arrives in a Swiss ski resort looking for work – but instead finds love in the form of the handsome and charismatic Mathieu.
Matt seems like perfect husband material – especially when Lucie discovers he’s from a wealthy family. But Matt’s dark side soon emerges. Manipulative, controlling and abusive, he is anything but perfect and will tear the life she has built for herself and their six-year-old son JP apart.
Then, one fateful night, things come to a head in the most shocking way . . .
Wrongly accused of her husband’s murder and left fighting for her freedom in a foreign prison, Lucie is starting to lose her grip on reality. Now, she must summon all her strength to uncover the truth about Matt’s death and be reunited with her son – before it’s too late.
The clock is ticking . . . but who can she trust?
Readers love Louise Mangos::
‘This story had me gripped from the start… I can't find the words to describe how much I enjoyed this book. The final plot twist of this book made me physically gasp out loud… Excellent.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I loved it… A really engaging, thought-provoking story. I highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A sure winner! Very gripping… Loved it!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Excellent psychological thriller! It moved at a fast pace with twists and turns throughout!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Absolutely loved this domestic thriller! Excellent character development, exciting dialogue and fascinating plot… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A great, beautifully plotted novel… Not only is it intense and compelling but it's also rather emotional too… I felt profoundly moved… A rather addictive page-turner.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A marvellous read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This spell-binding thriller will leave you at the edge of your seat.’ Goodreads reviewer
Praise for Louise Mangos:
‘As well-plotted and high-anxiety-inducing as any Hitchcock flick. 5 stars.’
‘GREAT read, fast, with a number of twists and turns that you don't see coming!’ Janice Lombardo
About the author
LOUISE MANGOS writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, which have won prizes, been placed on shortlists and read out on BBC radio. The Art of Deception is her second novel. Her debut novel, Strangers on a Bridge, was a finalist in the Exeter Novel Prize and long-listed for the Bath Novel Award. You can connect with Louise on Facebook and Twitter @LouiseMangos, or visit her website, www.louisemangos.com, where there are links to some of her short fiction. She lives on a Swiss Alp with her Kiwi husband and two sons.