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The Old You

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2000s: Your mind can play tricks on you..and can you ever really trust yourself?

  • ISBN: 978-1912374113
  • Genre: Psychological

What you need to know before your trail

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…?

Travel Guide

Settings in this novel are vague and not central to the plot – but the real setting is inside a person’s head, inside a marriage, and that is the most scary place of all!

Moseley

The main characters in the story live in the village of Moseley close to the famous Hampton Court Palace. The area is described as being “One of Surrey’s best kept secrets; a conservation area within walking distance of Hampton Court Palace

Alderney

The trail for the truth leads is all the way across to Guernsey…and there’s something about remote and far away islands in the middle of the sea that makes the line between what’s real and what you think is real, blur like the sea around you.

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Booktrailer Review

Susan @thebooktrailer

Twisty is not the word! Just when I thought I knew what was going on, I was proved wrong and then some. This psychological is one that deserves that tag for it messes with your head and you never really know who is telling the truth.

It started innocently enough – a wife whose husband starts to show signs of dementia which causes her to question everything and what she finds out is not what she’s expecting at all. This is very cleverly done – here’s a writer who knows how to put you through the wringer!Unreliable narrators have never been this much fun!

I would also say that’s it’s a cut above the rest of a lot of physiological thrillers – a very unique premise and a very unique way of unravelling the truth. The writing is of course at the heart of that – Louise Voss writes with both innocence and menace at the same time. Gripping and insightful look at a marriage where nothing is what it seems. The characters are some of the most complex and well developed I’ve read in a while. Dark and darker still.

 

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Old You

Destination : Surrey, Alderney  Author/Guide: Louise Voss  Departure Time: 2000s

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