Rebecca Reads: Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty


The only thing I knew about Apple Tree Yard was that the first episode of the TV adaptation was rumoured to be a secret Sherlock episode, and we were all disappointed when that turned out to be a publicity stunt.

But I read it anyway, because I’m nothing if not a procrastinator, and surprisingly, I found myself enjoying it.

Minor spoilers ahead.

Title: Apple Tree Yard

Author: Louise Doughty

Published: 2013

Genres: Mystery, Crime, Thriller

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Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children.

Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him – a decision that will put everything she values at risk.

At first she believes…

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