Apple Tree Yard

by Louise Doughty

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June 2013 Book of the Month.

A gripping psychological thriller from Costa shortlisted novelist Louise Doughty. Yvonne Carmichael is a woman who prides herself on her ability to control her life and achieve what she wants. However, an impulsive affair sets in train a series of events that spiral beyond her control and look set to destroy everything. A well written highly believable read.

 

reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Apple Tree Yard a small number of Lovereading members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title - 'This is a brilliantly written book which really got me thinking about life and where it can lead us' - Ruth Richards. Scroll down to read more reviews.

Apple Tree Yard Synopsis

There can't be a woman alive who hasn't once realised, in a moment of panic, that she's in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong man. Louise Doughty, more sure-footed with each novel, leads her unnerved reader into dark territory. A compelling and bravely-written book . (Hilary Mantel). Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying 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.

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Apple Tree Yard Reader Reviews

We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review Apple Tree Yard. You can read their reviews below.

 

Ruth Richards - 'This is a brilliantly written book which really got me thinking about life and where it can lead us.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Gill Wilmott - ' What a book!  The most enjoyable read I’ve had in years! Effortless to read, compulsive to keep reading , the factual details obviously well researched,  I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good story written in flowing terms.' Click here to read the full review.

Carol Peace
- 'Apple Tree Yard is a book that everyone can relate to, we have all at one time got ourselves into a situation that we really should not have, although most of us would not do what Yvonne did' Click here to read the full review.

 

Lyn Barrett - 'You’ll be torn by this book; you’ll want to read it but the more you read the sooner you will come to the end and you won’t want to do that.' Click here to view the full review.

Nikki Clark
- 'Effectively this is a story of three parts: an affair, crimes and a verdict. The author’s research into the way a trial progresses was effective; this is described as a psychological thriller and the scariest part for me was how real it was – how easy it must be for someone to get in over their head, make a mistake and change so many lives' Click here to read the full review.

Sarah Tilley
- 'I loved this book and was gripped after the first page...a thoroughly good read and one that I would highly recommend.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Michelle Hemmingway - 'Apple Tree Yard is a gripping and exciting read that keeps you guessing until the very last page...I loved the idea of our own personal mythology which Doughty begins to address and would have liked to have seen this explored more but this is a minor complaint of a book that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Sally Doel - 'I can thoroughly recommend this book...I was absolutely gripped from the first page and that didn't change all the way through!  I couldn't wait to get to the end - for all the right reasons.' Click here to read more.


Ray Orgill
- 'This is a book full of suspense and intrigue.  From the prologue through to the end the reader is kept guessing.' Click here to read the full rview.

Sally Welham
- ' It was very well written and made for compulsive reading. You were drawn into the story and you really wanted to know the outcome.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Suzanne James - 'Louise Doughty has created a character and a situation which is totally believable -  it is not impossible that something like this could happen...to anyone, and that is what makes this book so compelling.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Suzanne Marsh - ireadnovels - 'This is one of my favourite books that i have read this year. Apple Tree Yard just swept me away where i couldn't stop reading.' Click here to read the full review.

Apple Tree Yard Press Reviews

We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review Apple Tree Yard. You can read their reviews below.

 

Ruth Richards - 'This is a brilliantly written book which really got me thinking about life and where it can lead us.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Gill Wilmott - ' What a book!  The most enjoyable read I’ve had in years! Effortless to read, compulsive to keep reading , the factual details obviously well researched,  I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good story written in flowing terms.' Click here to read the full review.

Carol Peace
- 'Apple Tree Yard is a book that everyone can relate to, we have all at one time got ourselves into a situation that we really should not have, although most of us would not do what Yvonne did' Click here to read the full review.

 

Lyn Barrett - 'You’ll be torn by this book; you’ll want to read it but the more you read the sooner you will come to the end and you won’t want to do that.' Click here to view the full review.

Nikki Clark
- 'Effectively this is a story of three parts: an affair, crimes and a verdict. The author’s research into the way a trial progresses was effective; this is described as a psychological thriller and the scariest part for me was how real it was – how easy it must be for someone to get in over their head, make a mistake and change so many lives' Click here to read the full review.

Sarah Tilley
- 'I loved this book and was gripped after the first page...a thoroughly good read and one that I would highly recommend.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Michelle Hemmingway - 'Apple Tree Yard is a gripping and exciting read that keeps you guessing until the very last page...I loved the idea of our own personal mythology which Doughty begins to address and would have liked to have seen this explored more but this is a minor complaint of a book that is both entertaining and thought-provoking.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Sally Doel - 'I can thoroughly recommend this book...I was absolutely gripped from the first page and that didn't change all the way through!  I couldn't wait to get to the end - for all the right reasons.' Click here to read more.


Ray Orgill
- 'This is a book full of suspense and intrigue.  From the prologue through to the end the reader is kept guessing.' Click here to read the full rview.

Sally Welham
- ' It was very well written and made for compulsive reading. You were drawn into the story and you really wanted to know the outcome.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Suzanne James - 'Louise Doughty has created a character and a situation which is totally believable -  it is not impossible that something like this could happen...to anyone, and that is what makes this book so compelling.' Click here to read the full review.

 

Suzanne Marsh - ireadnovels - 'This is one of my favourite books that i have read this year. Apple Tree Yard just swept me away where i couldn't stop reading.' Click here to read the full review.

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ISBN: 9780571297887
Publication date: 06/06/2013
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571297887
Publication date: 6th June 2013
Author: Louise Doughty
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty is the author of seven novels, including the Top Ten bestseller Apple Tree Yard. Her sixth novel, Whatever You Love, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also won awards for radio drama and short stories, along with publishing one work of non-fiction, A Novel in a Year, based on her popular newspaper column. She is a critic and cultural commentator for UK and international newspapers and broadcasts regularly for the BBC. She is a former judge of the Man Booker Prize, was Chair of Judges for last ...

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