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The Old You

Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
4 out of 5 stars (145 ratings)

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Summary

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, 10 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....?

©2018 Louise Voss (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Excellent story, superbly narrated.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book . An unusual thriller with a good twist . Amazing narration.

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Wow, full of twists & turns

I enjoyed this book, I did get a bit confused at the end, however this is a very well written cleverly put together story.
Very well done to both Author & Narrator.

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Predictable and boring

Kept waiting for a twist or even a gentle surprise but was agonisingly predictable right through the book.

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Not the best

Ok. Bit disappointing. Passed the time but characters lacked depth or charm and dialogue quite silly. I did finish it so not awful but was quite predictable and unremarkable.

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Really enjoyable! surprise plot twist at the end

Really enjoyable! surprise plot twist at the end, I didn't want it to end and wish we'd know what happened a few years later

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Twisty thriller

I enjoyed all the twists and turns of the book, although I felt it left a few loose ends which was a bit irritating. Overall though a good story.

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Unbelievable

What a shame - was really looking forward to this book based on other people’s reviews. Well performed but a wholly unbelievable story, to the point of farcical. Disappointed.

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Another one

I loved this book. Great story line, easy listen, great narration. Will be going and adding more of this author to my wish list now :)

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Cliched and preposterous

This novel had an intriguing set up, but fell into a contrived, cliched mess from about half way. The characters were 2-dimensional and unreal, while the plot was so contrived it started to feel like a bad Scooby Doo episode. It felt like the author ran out of steam half way through so threw the kitchen sink at the novel, throwing in everything she had and every plot point she could think of (including a research trip to Mustique?) without thinking about what the novel should be about. I know this is basically a crime chick lit, but really. What the author didn't do is to flesh out the protagonist, her motivation or her journey. The writing just became more cliched, preposterous and soulless as the novel went on. Very disappointing.

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A surprising little gem of a book.

This turned out to be a real nail biter, twists n turns galore. Great listen xx

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  • Kristie
  • 13-11-18

Far Fetched

To far fetched to be believable. Starts out interesting...but the further into it the harder it is to believe.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-10-18

Great start...

Started off brilliant and I couldn't stop listening. The plot is fantastically intricate, but whereas the first 25% of the book is creepy and draws you in, the last 25% is far fetched and although I didn't completely lose interest, I wasn't gripped anymore. the narrator was very good, though.

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  • MarisaReads
  • 29-10-18

Super Suspense

I love Louise Voss and was thrilled to devour her new psychological suspense thriller. It has been a while since I listened to a book that had me hooked from start to finish, and one that I won't soon forget. Original plot, not totally unbelievable; fascinating characters and a great deal of suspense throughout. This book keeps you guessing. I thought the narration was also excellent. Highly recommend for fans of this genre and fans of Louise Voss.

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  • 6catz
  • 20-11-18

Entertaining

Pretty standard entry in the popular Evil Husband thriller category. Well written and read enough to hold interest and entertain. I don’t expect to be haunted by the memory of this one, but it was fun while it lasted.










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  • Kelly
  • 26-10-18

Brilliant!

So refreshingly original, incredible. After a long book drought this was a delight. I went the full range of emotions which I like. Don’t miss this one!! Ms. Voss...you are amazing.

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  • Feviegirl
  • 30-11-18

The Old You

This mystery had the potential of being quite good, but it instead became implausible and ridiculous. None of the characters were likeable, even the main character, who, for a cop, was pretty stupid and made poor decision after poor decision. The narrator was okay, but she has one of those voices that sounds like she has a hard candy in her mouth while speaking.

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  • Sali Owen
  • 30-06-19

Modern-Day Thriller on the Thames

With all the British trappings this dark, twisting tale truly keeps one on the edge of one's chair! No falling off to sleep with this 'read'! The narration was excellent and the story most intriguing! I'll be watching for Louise Voss' next book with eager anticipation!

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  • T. Pannell
  • 22-05-19

This was really well written story

I bought this because of Zara Ramm, but ended up loving the story as well as the narrator. The story has so many OMG moments. I could listen to Zara read a dictionary and love it.

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  • Philippa
  • 11-02-19

Great with lots of twists.

I am looking forward to reading another book written by Louise Voss. Great performance by the reader also

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  • Jamie R. Smith
  • 22-12-18

loved this book!!

narration was great. story was,strong with good character development. interesting throughout. a real page Turner.