“Gripping, must-read suspense”

“Louise Mangos slowly built up the tension by setting the scene perfectly”

“As well-plotted and high anxiety inducing as a great Hitchcock flick. 5 stars. “

A writer to watch!

Gripping, must-read
suspense

“Marriage, obsession, and the blind trust of a young woman

– Louise Mangos combines these elements into a catastrophic winter storm”

– Christina Dalcher, Sunday Times bestselling author of VOX about “Her Husband’s Secrets”

Author | Artist

Louise Mangos

Louise Mangos grew up in the UK but has spent more than half her life in Switzerland. Her debut psychological thriller “Strangers on a Bridge” was a finalist in the Exeter Novel Prize and long listed for the Bath Novel Award. Her second novel  “Her Husband’s Secrets” (previously The Art of Deception) was published in 2019.”

She lives on an Alp with her Kiwi husband and two sons, and when she’s not writing you can find her on the cross-country ski trails or wild swimming in the lake, depending on the season. She also writes short stories and flash fiction which have won prizes and been published in various anthologies. She has recently completed her MA in crime writing at UEA.

Books

Reviews for Strangers on a Bridge

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A gripping thriller, making it a fast read, and a page turner until the very end. It drew me in from the first sentence, and is a very good ‘book club’ book that would probably elicit a great conversation, and at times truly scary!”  Amazon US
 
The author’s gorgeous descriptions of rural Switzerland are vivid and fresh. And the concept of what happens when “saving” someone goes horribly wrong hooked me from the start. As well-plotted and high anxiety inducing as a great Hitchcock flick. 5 stars. Goodreads

Reviews for Her Husband’s Secrets
(The Art of Deception)

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“Set against the chilling backdrop of the Swiss Alps, Louise Mangos, the award-winning author of Strangers on a Bridge, has written another gripping thriller that will keep you awake at night one way or another! Beautiful written, this novel deserves to do well.”
Diane Jeffrey, USA Today bestselling psychological thriller author
 
The Art Of Deception was a marvelous read. It was complex and well thought out and would make a fabulous television drama.” Goodreads

Recent Publications and Awards

The ocular precision of the photography teacher

Winner, Ad Hoc flash fiction competition May 2019

Falling in love with Vinnie Sparrow inside and out

Winner, Ad Hoc flash fiction competition in May 2019

Fatal flaw

Long listed on Reflex Fiction in May 2019

My Blog

Latest Blog Posts

Debut Panellist at Iceland Noir

Debut Panellist at Iceland Noir

I’ve been attending crime writing festivals for the past few years, initially as a fan and a reader, and later as a crime writer hoping to find her way onto the publishing ladder. A couple of weeks ago I attended my second...

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That Lucky Break

That Lucky Break

I’ve never been superstitious. If a black cat crosses my path, I’m more likely to emit a remarkably authentic ‘meow’ than worry about whether it passed from left to right. But Friday the 13th of October 2017 turned out to be the...

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The Benefits of Literary Festivals

The Benefits of Literary Festivals

The author’s working life is a solitary one. No one else can translate the data in a writer’s head to the screen or notebook. The task is theirs alone, a one-person job. In the quiet of the office, the shed, or the corner of the...

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Debut Panellist at Iceland Noir

Debut Panellist at Iceland Noir

I’ve been attending crime writing festivals for the past few years, initially as a fan and a reader, and later as a crime writer hoping to find her way onto the publishing ladder. A couple of weeks ago I attended my second...

read more
That Lucky Break

That Lucky Break

I’ve never been superstitious. If a black cat crosses my path, I’m more likely to emit a remarkably authentic ‘meow’ than worry about whether it passed from left to right. But Friday the 13th of October 2017 turned out to be the...

read more