Quando, in un corridoio di Westminster, Yvonne Carmichael incontra lo sguardo ipnotico di un uomo elegante, sicuro di sé, non sospetta che la sua vita stia per cambiare in modo radicale. A 52 anni, Yvonne è una donna attraente, una scienziata brillante nel campo della genetica, ha una bella casa, un buon marito, due figli adulti e una cerchia di amici fedeli. Ma in un istante decide di seguire lo sconosciuto nella cappella della cripta del Parlamento...
Nelle intense pagine all’inizio del romanzo troviamo i due innamorati in un’aula dell’Old Bailey, imputati di omicidio volontario, e il romanzo continua come un vero legal thriller che tiene il lettore con il fiato sospeso. Senza facili sentimentalismi, con una scrittura appassionata, Doughty riesce nella difficile impresa di coniugare una storia di sesso e amore con quella di un processo dagli esiti imprevedibili.
- ISBN: 8833973239
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 387
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty is one of those psychological thrillers that you are compelled to read by just the blurb alone. This book tells the story of Yvonne Carmichael a woman in her fifties, married with two grown up children and a great career. One day she makes a choice that ends up putti Leggi tutto
"Relationships are about stories, not truth. Alone, as individuals, we each have our own personal mythologies, the stories we tell in order to make sense of ourselves to ourselves. That generally works fine as long as we stay sane and single, but the minute you enter an intimate relationship with an Leggi tutto
“Three decades of being the most respectable science professional or suburban mother count for nothing set against one fuck in a doorway.” 3.5 ⭐️ Ok, so the first 100 pages or so I was bored, I wasn’t invested. It was just a middle aged woman meeting a stranger and forming an obsessive extra martia Leggi tutto
“Relationships are about stories, not truth.” Apple Tree Yard – one of the most compelling psychological mysteries I’ve read in years – is the story about a relationship and the truths that gradually become detached from any objective reality. It is a thinking person’s book and a page-turner at the Leggi tutto
Exceptional book, the writing it exquisite and meaningful, the characters portrayed like real people, believable (contrary to other reviews). This book outlines so clearly how every decision we make in our lives leads to an outcome, wanted or not. The plot is clever, the book pulls you in bit by bit Leggi tutto
As this story begins we meet Dr Yvonne Carmichael, a London based geneticist. She is, we will learn, so expert and well respected in her field that she is invited to speak at parliamentary select committees. Yvonne is middle-aged, married to Guy, another scientist, and has two grown-up children. Yet Leggi tutto
The the main protagonist was a successful scientist, an intelligent woman. She threw her intelligence aside, feeling she deserved her little fling because of how competent she'd been when her family were growing. If you want to have a tawdry fling, fine. Have it. Don't delude yourself that he is 'yo Leggi tutto
UGH! This book was maddening! I'm genuinely surprised by the multitude of glowing reviews. The technically well-written sentences are overshadowed and ultimately diminished by the most annoying protagonist/narrator of a novel I can EVER remember reading. Many fellow reviewers did comment that they f Leggi tutto
Marriage is predicated on the ability to pretend. Pretend in a myriad of little ways that you feel an interest in your partner’s day or his mother’s turn of health or the 10k he’s running this weekend. When really, what’s on your mind is making certain one of you is picking the kids up from soccer p Leggi tutto
I have always been interested in stories about marital affairs. Don't judge me by this as I've never had one and have no intention of joining the rank and file. I'm just curious as to what happens in a marriage that causes the stray. Apple Tree Yard seems a simple case of sex rearing its lusty head. Leggi tutto
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