Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty. Read June 2014.

This is Brief Encounter dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
“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.”
I raced through this book, completely enthralled by the main character’s narration and the shocking and gripping plot. The unlikelihood of the situation she finds herself in is forgotten as the reader follows her from adultery with a stranger through to further actions and consequences she could never have foreseen.
The pace of the writing is relentless and will not allow you to put the book aside without wondering if you could just manage a few more pages to see what happens next. I enjoyed this book immensely and would recommend it to any fans of psychological thrillers, though it is definitely not a traditional crime novel.

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2 thoughts on “Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty. Read June 2014.

    • It’s one of those where I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype, but I got totally wrapped up in it within a few pages. A great read.

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