Description Apple Tree Yard
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. 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.
John Harper lies awake at night in an isolated hut on an Indonesian island; listening to the rain on the roof and believing his life may be in danger. But he is less afraid of what is going to happen than of something he's already done. In a local town; he meets Rita; a woman with her own troubled history. They begin an affair - but can he allow himself to get involved when he knows this might put her at risk? Moving between Europe during the cold war; California and the Civil Rights struggle; and Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 and the decades of military dictatorship that follow; Black Water is an epic novel that explores some of the darkest events of recent world history through the story of one troubled man.Black Water confirms Louise Doughty's position as one of our most important contemporary novelists. She writes with fierce intelligence and a fine-tuned sense of moral ambiguity that makes her fiction resonate in the reader's mind long after the final page has been turned.
Whatever You Love
Whatever You Love; from Louise Doughty - the bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard; now a major BBC 1 series - is a heart-wrenching psychological thriller about bereavement and revenge; desire and infidelity. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award Longlisted for the Orange Prize Two police officers knock on Laura's door and her life changes forever. They tell her that her nine-year old daughter Betty has been hit by a car and killed. When justice is slow to arrive; Laura decides to take her own revenge and begins to track down the man responsible. Laura's grief also re-opens old wounds and she is thrown back to the story of her passionate love affair with Betty's father David; their marriage and his subsequent affair with another woman.Haunted by her past; and driven to breaking point by her desire for retribution; Laura discovers the lengths she is willing to go to for love.
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