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Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Yvonne Carmichael is a successful consultant with a large biotech firm and for various government committees in Britain.  She is content with her life for the large part, but excitement is non-existent.  Until she meets him, the man who will convince her to do things she would have never considered before he came into her life.  They always meet on his terms, but when she needs him most he is there.  That is when Yvonne unknowingly becomes complicit in a murder investigation and trial.

Once I got over reading about a person with my name (it’s odd seeing my name in print since it happens so infrequently) I was thoroughly involved in the story.  You can identify with Yvonne, even though you may not make the bad choices she did, you can see how a perfectly reasonable and intelligent woman would be swept up in her affair and make the assumptions she does.  Most fascinating to me was the third section of the book: the trial.  The British courtroom is so different from ours and the timing and rules are almost opposite in some ways from the American way of doing things. And, since this is a psychological thriller, you just know there is going to be a knife twist to the gut at the end. All I can say is, ouch.   
By | 2017-05-03T20:34:20+00:00 February 25th, 2014|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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