“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

“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!

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

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I was looking for something completely different and came across ‘Strangers on a Bridge’. I thought it would be more of the same, but when I started reading I realised I couldn’t be more wrong. This is a superbly written book which has tension flitting all over the place. I found myself saying “don’t do this'” or “don’t do that” or “oh no!”. I found it so gripping it was hard to put down even to sleep – 2 days and it was finished and the ending is amazing. Others will no doubt want to describe the story in more detail, but I would prefer to leave this to the reader. I now look forward very much to the next book from Louise Mangos. Highly recommended.

– Amazon review

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