I am thrilled to be bringing you my review of this fabulous book today. I’m not really interested in ‘domestic noir’ and have read very few of the many books out there in that category but this one is definitely worth reading, I was hooked so read on and find out more.
Blurb: 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…?
My Review: As many of you will know I’m studying for an MSc. I’m currently on placement so clocking up at least 50+ hours a week between that and my paid job and studying so when I do have some time for reading whatever I choose to read has to grab me otherwise I will move on, my free time is so precious I can’t spend it reading something I’m not enjoying. Happily this book fell into the ‘grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go’ category.
I read it at home but also on a few lunch breaks at work and probably got some funny looks for my reactions at various points throughout the story! This is a fabulous story, it grabbed me and pulled me in straight away. This is one of those ones where everything else disappeared and I was caught up in the story. There were a couple of flashbacks in it to explain Lynn’s background and how she came to be where she was a they fitted in really well and were positioned at just the right points in the story.
I had so many emotions reading this book, disbelief, shock, disbelief, more shock. It’s not that there weren’t lighter periods, more just that it was such a rollercoaster that what sticks with me is the shock and disbelief and doubts, so many doubts about various things.
I loved this book, it’s easily one of my best reads this year so far. Don’t get me wrong, I have read some amazing books already but this one stands above many of them. If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for!
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 http://www.thewritingcoach.co.uk. She lives in South-West London and is a proud member of two female crime-writing collectives, The Slice Girls and Killer Women.