Apple Tree Yard (2014) 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… 2014-01-14 Fiction Thriller Sarah Crichton Books
Book Review

Apple Tree Yard (2014)

APPLE TREE YARD Louise Doughty
APPLE TREE YARD Louise Doughty
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2014; Writer: Louise Doughty; Genres: Fiction, Thriller; 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-
Originally posted Feb 12, 2014 Published in issue #1299 Feb 21, 2014 Order article reprints