Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Art of Deception

In Louise Mangos's The Art of Deception, this spell-binding thriller will leave you at the edge of your seat. Lucie Smithers is a twenty-year-old college dropout in Switzerland and falls in love with a ski instructor named Mathieu Favre. Instantly, she falls in love with him, when everything doesn't appears at it seems. When we first meet Lucie, she's in the only all-woman prison in Switzerland, behind bars for a crime she doesn't commit. While she fights for her freedom and to her with her young son JP, she learns the hard way in prison life when drugs, sex, and bribery takes center stage behind closed doors. Told in flashbacks, we learn how she met Matt and what kind of relationship they had even when they married. But while she struggles to get out of prison, she works at the atelier and paints, holding onto hope that someday she would be set free. With her Russian mother-in-law, it appears she's taking everything away from her and wants her son to move to Russia. It would be up to Lucie to stop them and find the proof that Natasha is a monster-in-law who isn't what she cracks up to be and what dirty little secrets she's been keeping and hording. With one proof of evidence of backhandling behind the scenes, it might be the ticket to freedom and stop them in the tracks before it's too late.

This is a great and enticing thriller from start to finish. I did care for Lucie and hold she ended up in a dangerous web of lies and deceit from her husband. I did feel bad that she was torn away from her son and she kept her a strong front to find the evidence she needed to put her in-laws behind bars. I did think Matt had gotten what he wanted with a comeuppance of his own. I did love the scenic settings all around Switzerland and in the Hindelbank Prison very visual and intriguing for the location. This would make you hook on every riveting page with non-stop action, plenty of drama, heart-pounding suspense, and gasping intrigue right to the climax.

Will you get hooked into The Art of Deception today?

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