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Apple Tree Yard

Apple Tree YardWho's the couple? Yvonne Carmichael, a leading geneticist, and her professor husband, Guy. What's their story?Apple Tree YardFiction, ThrillerWho's the couple? Yvonne Carmichael, a leading geneticist, and her professor husband, Guy. What's their story?2014-02-19Sarah Crichton Books
APPLE TREE YARD Louise Doughty

APPLE TREE YARD Louise Doughty

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Apple Tree Yard

Genre: Fiction, Thriller; Author: Louise Doughty; Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

Who’s the couple?
Yvonne Carmichael, a leading geneticist, and her professor husband, Guy.

What’s their story?
Guy watches as Yvonne begins an affair with an unnamed — and untrustworthy — lover.

How good’s the big twist?
The opening scene pretty much announces that things won’t end well for Yvonne, but it’s still fascinating to see a brilliant woman destroy her life with a few impulsive decisions. In Doughty’s hands, Yvonne’s actions are both shocking and weirdly understandable. A-

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