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Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty

Label
Apple Tree Yard
Title
Apple Tree Yard
Statement of responsibility
Louise Doughty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An intelligent, erotically charged thriller with deep moral implications. Yvonne Carmichael, renowned geneticist, public authority, happily married mother of two, sits in the accused box. The charge is murder. Across the courtroom, not meeting her eye, sits her alleged accomplice. He wears the beautiful pin-striped suit he wore on their first meeting in the Houses of Parliament, when he put his hand on her elbow, guided her to a deserted and ancient chapel, and began to undress her. As the barrister's voice grows low and sinuous, Yvonne realizes she's lost herself and the life she'd built so carefully to a man who never existed at all. After their first liaison, Yvonne's lover tells her very little about himself, but she comes to suspect his secrecy has an explanation connected with the British government. So thrilled and absorbed is she in her newfound sexual power that she fails to notice the real danger about to blindside her from a seemingly innocuous angle. Then, reeling from an act of violence, Yvonne discovers that her desire for justice and revenge has already been compromised. Everything hinges on one night in a dark little alley called Apple Tree Yard. Suspenseful, erotically charged, and masterfully paced, Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard is an intelligent psychological thriller about desire and its consequences by a writer of phenomenal gifts"--
  • "Gripping literary thriller about a woman who makes one rash choice and ends up on trial for murder"--
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DLC
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1963-
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Doughty, Louise
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women geneticists
  • Adultery
  • Deception
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Erotica
Label
Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2013 in slightly different form by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Control code
BK0013362152
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780374105679
Lccn
2013034170
Label
Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2013 in slightly different form by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Control code
BK0013362152
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780374105679
Lccn
2013034170

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