Apple Tree Yard
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A stunning psychological thriller about a respected female scientist and the single reckless decision that leads to her standing trial for murder.
Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a highflying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children.
Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him - a decision that will put everything she values at risk. At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can't control what happens next. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence.
Apple Tree Yard is a psychological thriller about one woman's adultery and an insightful examination of the values we live by and the choices we make, from an acclaimed writer at the height of her powers.
Louise Doughty is the author of eight novels, most recently Black Water, which was published in 2016 to critical acclaim in the UK and US, where it was nominated as one of the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her previous book was the Top Ten bestseller Apple Tree Yard, adapted for BBC One as a four-part series starring Emily Watson. She is a critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers and broadcasts regularly for the BBC. She lives in London.
Crime & Mystery
Short-listed CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year 2014 AU
Paperback - B format
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Thriller / suspense
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