The Old You by Louise Voss

ebook, 348 pages
Published: January 19th 2019 by Trafalgar Square Publishing-Orenda Books
About the Book:
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?

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive.
The Old You is a dark novel which exemplifies how easy it is to make bad decisions that you can never take back. The characters had depth and the insight needed to really understand their actions. The novel is quite a page turner. Every time you think you know where the plot is going something changes and you need to rethink the entire story. Enjoyable and makes you heart race at times.

We all know that one dimensional characters will not work with a story like this – so luckily Lynn is anything but. Her background and previous life story is perfectly drawn so that everything she does whilst trying to find out the truth is realistic and likely – even if she seems naive at times. How well do you really know the people in your life? How much do you take on trust? Those questions are covered here an in a clever, compelling and multi stranded tale that weaves a web of deception around the lives of the characters therein – but who exactly is deceiving who and why? Well that is the question is it not?

The story ebbs and flows at a perfect pace, those surrounding Lynn all help and hinder, the drama plays out in perfect harmony….until the impeccable finale where all is finally revealed. Intelligently done, whether you come to the correct conclusions during the reading of this one will purely come down to what your sense of the characters tells you. Who will you trust? We’ll see.

A wonderful thriller that evokes the not so pretty side of people and how fates intertwines in ways we can't plan. My highest recommendation is I will read more by this author.

Thank you NetGalley, Trafalgar Square Publishing, Orenda Books, and Louise Voss for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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