Apple Tree Yard

CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: BN8010
Released: Jan 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480577558
Narrator/s: Juliet Stevenson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Yvonne Carmichael is a geneticist, a scientist renowned in her field but one day, she makes the most irrational of decisions. While she is giving evidence to a Select Committee at the Houses of Parliament, she meets a man and has sex with him in the secluded Chapel in the Crypt. It' s the beginning of a reckless liaison, but there is more to her lover than is at first apparent - as Yvonne discovers when the affair spins out of control and leads inexorably to violence. Apple Tree Yard is about a woman who makes one rash choice that ends up putting her on trial at the Old Bailey for the most serious of crimes. Like the highly acclaimed Whatever You Love, it is part literary investigation of personal morality, part psychological thriller. Both a courtroom drama and an exploration of the values we live by, it is the gripping seventh novel from an author who has been acclaimed as a ' courageous writer, willing to explore deeper territory with each book' (Independent) and ' terrifically compelling' (Daily Mail)

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Author(s): Louise Doughty
Product Number EB00586829
Released: Nov 06, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780374711313

Professional reviews

"Juliet Stevenson intuitively portrays a staid and dignified scientist. This clever setup belies the violent, passionate events that geneticist Yvonne Carmichael tips into action. She risks all for a spontaneous, deeply sensual affair that leads to horrific calamity, which is hinted at but not revealed with deliberate, suspenseful pacing. A violent murder is touched upon with brief sequences of a trial in the Old Bailey. Doughty delays detail on the defendantÕs dark crime, keeping the listener perplexed and anticipating. Stevenson, narrating Yvonne's story through her letters to her lover, tacks towards the gripping and shocking conclusion, then skirts away to soulful analysis of her infidelity, deceptions, and vulnerability. A.W. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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