I am delighted to share my 4.5 star review for The Old You by Louise Voss on Blog Tour Today
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…?
I am a big fan of Louise Voss who has previously co written with Mark Edwards so I jumped at the chance to take part in this tour. Those of you that follow my reviews no that I am not a massive fan of domestic noir genre unless the story has that little bit different feel about them, and boy is this different!
I was hooked from the start where we follow a story told from Lynn’s point of view. The author takes you on one hell of roller coaster ride, where I was that intrigued with this story I wanted to know more and found myself racing to end to finish it. The author certainly knows how to keep the readers attention that’s for sure.
The Old You is one of those stories that’s makes you question everything that is going on and I got to the stage where I didn’t know who to trust. It is full of twists and turns that you wont see coming and of course an original plot.
It is one very well crafted story and I loved Louise’s style of writing making you feel the emotion and tension within the story. Fan’s of this genre are going to love it which I highly recommend giving it 4.5 stars.
Louise Voss has been writing for the past eighteen years, with many twists and turns in her career. She started her publishing life with four novels for Transworld/Black Swan, the first of which, To Be Someone, was published in 2001 with its own CD soundtrack. This was followed by three more contemporary women’s fiction novels, Are You My Mother? Lifesaver, and Games People Play, until she switched to publishing thrillers with Mark Edwards.
She and Mark were the first British indie authors to reach No.1 on the Amazon charts with Catch Your Death, where they stayed for the month of June 2011, with their novel Killing Cupid also at No. 2. This led to a four-book deal with Harper Collins; then two books in the DI Lennon series, From the Cradle and The Blissfully Dead (Thomas & Mercer).
Her first solo thriller was The Venus Trap in 2015 and her second, a twisty tale of domestic noir, is out in May 2018: The Old You, published by @OrendaBooks.