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"Unsettling, lingering, upsetting…"
Read this on the recommendation of a friend; it's not my usual sort of thing tbh. Was expecting a shlocky beach novel but it's SO not that - actually deeply shocking in parts and merits a trigger warning for sexual violence (hope this isn't too much of a spoiler, but I wish I'd known before I read it). Really compulsive, fascinating about human relationships and the UK justice system. The sort of book you'll want to discuss with someone afterwards.Read moreLess
"Tense, gripping book…"
Hard to say whether I enjoyed this or not! The main protagonist is a high-flying scientist in her fifties, and the book deals with the fall-out of an affair ( hers). The beginning of the book is very believable and the start of the affair is described well. However, although tension builds quickly, and the book is absolutely a page-turner, I began to almost dread what would happen to her, and almost didn't finish the book. The ending is not what I anticipated - don't want to say more than that. The relationship between the main character and her lover is very well portrayed, but I was left feeling a little unsatisfied about the depth of her relationship with her husband.
I think it may work better as a mini TV series!Read moreLess
"A thriller that makes you think..a real page turner…"
I'm nearly finished this book. It's gripped me from the start and caught me by surprise a few times! Very well paced and well written and just want to finish it now to see what happens. My only negative is how easily she started the affair (without giving too much away) but I guess that's the point!Read moreLess
"A pure page turner…"
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty is one of my best books that I have read this year. This story is a passionate story. Yvonne meets mark at the House of Parliament. She dosn't even know him. When Yvonne & Mark start a energetic reckless sexy affair.Read moreLess