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Putting the thrilling into psychological thriller, this is one compelling and stimulating read. For over twenty years former singer Meredith Vincent has shunned the spotlight. When her past crashes into her present with an unexpected visit, suspicious events start to occur, and later a dead body is found. Meredith may have to revisit the terrifying events she has been desperately trying to forget. The prologue set in 1995 was half a page of intensely chilling writing and ensured I was gripped right from the start through to the riveting end. A number of different time frames, from the eighties through to 2018 allowed me, with each change, to see Meredith with fresh eyes. Louise Voss excels in keeping suspicion moving, it never quite settles, creating a taut atmosphere. Other characters are introduced, adding intrigue, and as baited traps of information are released, layer upon layer of information builds. The Last Stage is a highly entertaining, thoroughly enjoyable and gripping read.
Bestselling author Louise Voss returns with a dark and riveting psychological thriller.
At the peak of her career as lead singer of a legendary 1980s indie band, Meredith Vincent was driven off the international stage by a horrific incident. Now living a quiet existence in a cottage on the grounds of an old stately home, she has put her past behind her and come to terms with her new life.
When a body is found in the manicured gardens of her home, and a series of inexplicable and unsettling events begins to occur, it becomes clear that someone is watching, someone who knows who she is ... Someone who wants vengeance. And this is only the beginning...
A dark, riveting and chilling psychological thriller, The Last Stage is also a study of secrets and obsessions, where innocent acts can have the most terrifying consequences.
`Superb, like an episode of Midsomer Murders written by Gillian Flynn' Mark Edwards
`Such a great concept. Enthrallingly gripping - and those twists! A must read' Angela Clarke
`I've been a fan of Louise Voss for years and I honestly think THE LAST STAGE is her best yet. A superb read' Cass Green
`Twists, turns and stabs you in the heart. It deserves to be huge' Martyn Waites
`An expert piece of contrivance' Publishers Weekly
`Brilliantly unsettling' Jane Casey
`Ingeniously plotted and totally addictive' Paddy Magrane
`I was guessing right to the end' Katarina Diamond
`A cracking page-turner that sucks you straight into the dark heart of human behaviour. I couldn't put it down!' Marnie Riches, author of Born Bad
`A tense, super-twisty, well-written page-turner ... Fab read' Amanda Jennings
`Poignant, clever and terrifically tense' William Shaw, author of The Birdwatcher
`A truly twisty yet believable tale with memorable characters and a cleverly woven atmospheric narrative' Liz Loves Books
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Publisher: Orenda Books
|Publication date:||11th July 2019|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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