Nail-bitingly modern domestic noir
A tense, Hitchcockian psychological thriller
Louise Voss returns with her darkest, most chilling, novel yet…
Lynn Naismith gave up the job she loved when she married Ed, the love of her life, but it was worth it for the happy years they enjoyed together. Now, ten years on, Ed has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, and things start to happen; things more sinister than missing keys and lost words. As some memories are forgotten, others, long buried, begin to surface … and Lynn’s perfect world begins to crumble.
But is it Ed’s mind playing tricks, or hers…?
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I’m a huge fan of Louise Voss so you can imagine my excitement when I was invited onto the blog tour for her new book The Old You.
The story kicks off pretty much from the start as the reader becomes aware that everything isn’t quite as it seems between Ed & Lynn. The author cleverly releases intriguing facts about the couple and their life together which gives the reader a feeling of increasing unease as you wonder what exactly is going on. The tension gradually increases as the book goes on, and the many twists and turns keeps the reader on their toes and wondering what was going to happen next. I had just started guessing what might be happening and boom, the story started going in a completely different way.
I didn’t overly like any of the characters as they all have some kind of flaw which made it hard to warm to them. I did feel sympathetic towards Lynne however as it must be so hard to watch your partner being affected by something like Dementia and not being able to do anything to help. Lynne’s helplessness, fear and confusion was almost palpable at times and my heart went out to her as she tried to deal with her new normality.
I’d never heard of Pick’s disease so it was interesting and heartbreaking to learn more about it. It must be so hard to have such a diagnosis especially when you have seen a family member suffer from it.
This is the second book by Louise Voss I’ve read and it definitely won’t be my last as I absolutely love her unique, highly tense books and can’t wait for her next one.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater and Orenda Publishers for my copy of this book and for inviting me onto the blog tour.
About The Author:
Over her eighteen-year writing career, Louise Voss has had books out via pretty much every publishing model there is, from deals with major traditional publishing houses (Transworld and Harper Collins), to digital-only (the Amazon-owned Thomas & Mercer) and self-publishing – she and co-author Mark Edwards were the first UK indie-published authors to hit the No. 1 spot on Amazon back in 2011. She has had eleven novels published in total, five solo and six co-written, a combination of psychological thrillers, police procedurals and contemporary fiction. Louise has an MA(Dist) in Creative Writing and also works as a literary consultant and mentor for writers at http://www.thewritingcoach.co.uk. She lives in South-West London and is a proud member of two female crime-writing collectives, The Slice Girls and Killer Women.
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