Welcome to JuliaPalooza where today I’m delighted to be sharing my thoughts on the Blog Tour for The Old You by Louise Voss.
The Old You is published by the mighty Orenda Books and is available to buy now via the links below.
About the book
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…?
Did someone say Hitchcockian? Hellooo! I am there! The Old You is a great psychological mystery thriller and has so many twists and turns I felt like I was reading it on a Merry-Go-Round.
The story starts at a deceptively sedate pace – albeit an emotional one – but pretty quickly there are some curve balls thrown straight at your face and before too long the first twist is gonna have you like 😮 !
From then on all bets are off and I had no clue where the middle of the story was headed at all. You do need to suspend disbelief at some points but, as ever, it is so worth doing for the sake of such an original and entertaining story. The plotting is so clever it’s still making my head spin and it keeps you guessing throughout.
Voss‘s writing is excellent and the characters really jump off the page. I’m still not quite sure who I did and didn’t like but that doesn’t matter a jot. This is a very classy book. I have had one or two of Louise Voss‘s books with Mark Edwards on my TBR for a while now and, on the basis of this one, will be bumping them closer to the top soon.
With grateful thanks to Orenda Books for my ARC of The Old You and to Anne Cater for my stop on the Blog Tour.
About the author
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 http://www.thewritingcoach.co.uk. She lives in South-West London and is a proud member of two female crimewriting collectives, The Slice Girls and Killer Women.
About the Blog Tour
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