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The Old You

by Louise Voss

Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Old You

May 2018 Book of the Month

A tense, Hitchcockian psychological thriller in which nothing is as it seems, every truth might be a lie, and the past looms ever larger over the present, The Old You is a nail-bitingly modern slice of domestic noir.


The Old You by Louise Voss 

A clever, gripping and thrilling tale that just demands to be read in one sitting. Lynn’s husband Ed has been diagnosed with Pick’s disease, a rare form of progressive dementia. As their world is turned upside down, odd things start to happen, and the past begins to cause waves in the present, causing Lynn to question her life and the man she married. Louise Voss writes with a cunning pen, snippets or huge wallops of information are slowly revealed, encouraging suspicion and turning thoughts on their head. I found my mind constantly ticking over and questioning everything. Lynn tells her own story, creating an immediate connection, yet it takes a while to get to know her, to understand her. ‘The Old You’ is a surprising, stimulating read, just be careful that it doesn’t lull you into false sense of security!

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The Old You Synopsis

Lynn Waites 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, other, 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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The Old You Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Fantastic domestic noir-imaginative and compelling! Full review

Agnieszka Higney

A really good read. Lots of plot twists that make you wonder if anyone is who they say they are and a finale that I didn't expect! Be careful who you trust! Full review

Lynn Pettitt

This book gives credence to the saying Love is Blind but it is an uncomfortable read at times about the lengths people will go to, to get what they want. Full review

Nicola Cooper

Her husband is diagnosed with Dementia. Is Ed really unaware of what he is doing ? Or is something more sinister going on ? Full review

Stephanie Harding

A simple tragic love story that slowly descends into the flames of paranoia, distrust and murder. With each page I was drawn into the unfolding drama. Was I being deceived? I had to find out. Full review

Christine Procter

This book was a joy to read and kept you wanting to turn the pages to explore the next twist and turn. Lynn gives up her career in the police service when she marries an older GP, Ed. Now Ed is suffer. Full review

Yvonne Savage

A clever, unsettling thriller which will keep you guessing right to the end. Full review

Irene Combe

A twisted web of deceit, spun with a myriad of thread. If you liked ‘The Girl on the Train’ then you will enjoy this book! A good read to pack in your suitcase for the beach this year. Full review

Hannah Fazakerley

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ISBN: 9781912374113
Publication date: 15/05/2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912374113
Publication date: 15th May 2018
Author: Louise Voss
Publisher: Orenda Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 300 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Romance,

About Louise Voss

Over her eighteen-year writing career, Louise Voss has had eleven novels published - five solo and six co-written with Mark Edwards: a combination of psychological thrillers, police procedurals and contemporary fiction - and sold over 350,000 books. Louise has an MA (Dist) in Creative Writing and also works as a literary consultant and mentor for writers at 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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