The Last Stage
A reclusive musician’s hiding place is discovered, forcing her to confront her traumatic past … and someone seeking vengeance. A dark and riveting psychological thriller from number-one bestselling author Louise Voss
‘Superb, like an episode of Midsomer Murders written by Gillian Flynn’ Mark Edwards
‘Such a great concept. Enthrallingly gripping – and those twists! A must rea
I really enjoyed the majority of The Last Stage by Louise Voss, but the ending caused it to fall a bit short for me.
What it's about: Meredith Vincent is currently living and working in the gift shop of an old stately home called Minstead House after abruptly leaving her band - for which she was the lead singer - in 1995. The public doesn't know why, and her band members were very upset with her, but the reminder on Meredith's hand is all she needs to remember why she's never going int ...more
Meredith was the lead singer of the band Cohen thirty years ago, when suddenly she left the limelight and disappeared. Today she lived a life of ignominy and worked in a gift shop. But small things started happening again, things which raised a tinge of doubt in her mind. Was her stalker back again? And where was her boss Ralph?
My first book by ...more
That next book is here and it’s called The Last Stage. Meredith Vincent was the lead singer of a legendary 1980’s indie band. Until one day, she turned her back on it all and retreated to a little cottage on the grounds of an old stately ...more
I was such a fan of Louise Voss’s The Old You, it was one of my favourite thrillers last year, if you haven’t read it you totally should! With The Old You in mind and having re ...more
The Last Stage opens brilliantly, and continues in the same vein. The tension builds and builds as unexplained events continue to happen and we are left wondering who would do these things.
Meredith is a character that ap ...more
We quickly find out that something happened to Meredith that caused her to disappear from the public eye, something terrifying which still haunts her to this day. One day when she turns up at the shop sh ...more
The book starts with a snippet of a rather frightening incident from the past, before we pick up the present day action with Meredith. She used to be a lead singer of a popular indie band, but now 30 years works in a gift ...more
The story is a bit of a slow burn, we learn about the Characters in a way which leaves you th ...more
The tension kicks in right at the very start of the book, with a very tense and disturbing opening, and it never drops. We meet Meredith who once ...more
After a drunken ‘knee trembler’ with her boss Ralph, she is guilt ridden as he’s the husband of a friend…but when she finds him dead….panic sets in.
She calls her twin brother, Pete, for help……then after anot ...more
Then once the body is found it becomes unsettling and almost claustrophobic in atmosphere. The setting of an isolated stately home really ramped up the creep factor.
DC Gemma McMeekin and DS Mark Davis, hilariously nicknamed Dark Mavis and new officer a ...more
I live in a part of the country sometimes used for filming the ITV cosy crime series Midsomer Murders. We're used to seeing film crews in the village (once, my wife actually met Sykes the dog!) and I enjoy watching the programme, trying to spot where things were filmed. So I found the setup of thi ...more
The Last Stage is a clever title, a play on words. Meredith Vincent was part of a band that was once huge. She was the lead singer and in the '80s and '90s the band, Cohen, was riding high. Why then did she suddenly decide to leave it all behind to work as a gift shop manager in a stately home, living in a remote cottage on the grounds? The last stage could be the last time she was on a stage, howli ...more
Meredith was the singer of a top band when she was young, now she is scared if someone recognises her. But she is happy now living in the anonymity, she has a job she loves, has her beloved brother near her and has some good friends. Sadly, after a call strange things start to happen ...more
I thought this one a bit of a slow burner. I'm not really quite sure why I found it slow to get going as there is plenty going on throughout the book. Murder and strange goings on is quite a serious matter and yet there is a certain humour within the story, it made me smile on quite a few occasions.
Set within the grounds of a large country residence, there is a certain elem ...more
With scenes set in the present days interspersed w ...more
Turning her back on he ...more