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Saturday, 2 June 2018

#BlogTour The Old You by Louise Voss #BookReview

Extremely delighted to be part of this wonderful Blog Tour today to share my thoughts on this stunning read! My thanks to the author, publisher and Anne of Random Things for letting me be part of it all!


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...?

Published by Orenda
Available in ebook and paperback | 15 May 2018
300 pages

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About the Author

Over her eighteen-year writing career, Louise has had books out via pretty much every publishing model there is, from deals with major traditional publishing houses (Transworld and Harper Collins), to digital-only (the Amazon-owned Thomas & Mercer) and self-publishing – she and co-author Mark Edwards were the first UK indie-published authors to hit the No. 1 spot on Amazon back in 2011. She has had eleven novels published in total, five solo and six co-written, a combination of psychological thrillers, police procedurals and contemporary fiction. 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.


I found this to be a enthralling and dark thriller! My mind was seriously messed with throughout!!

Lynn and Ed are married and 10 years down the line, Ed gets diagnosed with early onset dementia, and sinister things begin to happen - are the two things linked?!  So all the dreams that Lynn had for their life together are dashed and she goes back to work to help ease the pressure at home.

What then follows is then a well written observation of dealing with a loved one and the effects that dementia has on that person, as well as those around them.  There is a lot of anger and frustration on both sides as the illness takes hold and this really adds a realistic edge to the story, especially if you have personal dealings of a loved one and this illness.

The story also delves into the past of how they met, Ed and his life before she came along and the darker elements of life that begin to creep back in.

There was so much throughout this book that kept me guessing, and the twists were spectacular to say the least! They had me fooled!!

A top notch domestic noir tale that will leave you chilled to the core!!