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!
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...?
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.
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
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
Her husband is diagnosed with Dementia. Is Ed really unaware of what he is doing ? Or is something more sinister going on ? Full review
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
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
Publication date: 15/05/2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
|Publication date:||15th May 2018|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Romance,|
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 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.More About Louise Voss