Blog tour: The Continental Affair

Welcome to the blog tour for The Continental Affair by Christine Mangan!

More about the book…

Meet Henri and Louise.

Two strangers, travelling alone, on the train from Belgrade to Istanbul.

Except this isn't the first time they have met.

It's the 1960s, and Louise is running.

From her past in England, from the owners of the money she has stolen―and from Henri, the person who has been sent to collect it.

Across the Continent―from Granada to Paris, from Belgrade to Istanbul―Henri follows.

He’s desperate to leave behind his own troubles and the memories of his past life as a gendarme in Algeria.

But Henri soon realises that Louise is no ordinary traveller.

As the train hurtles toward its final destination, Henri and Louise must decide what the future will hold―and whether it involves one another.

More about the author…

Christine Mangan is the author of the national bestsellers Tangerine and Palace of the Drowned.

She has her PhD in English from University College Dublin, with a focus on 18th-century Gothic literature, and an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Southern Maine.

She lives in Detroit.

My impressions…

This book is perfection! The descriptions of the locations and the details that set the events in the 1960s are so evocative that reading this novel felt like travelling back in time. A sophisticated journey that has us following Henri and Louise, both trying to escape their past and, while doing so, developing a relationship that goes from criminal and mark to potentially more. A journey that is both literal and metaphorical – full of intrigue and glamour. Imagine an action-packed historical mystery that Hitchcock and Agatha Christie could have worked on together!

Three words to describe it. Fast-paced. Elegant. Intriguing.

Do I like the cover? So glamorous and mysterious. Stunning!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, not yet. 


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