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Books by Louise Doughty

  • Platform Seven

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: PLTF
    Hardback
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    Two deaths. One train station. What's the connection?
    It's 4am in November and Peterborough railway station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway is confident he's alone and is all set to jump. But then Lisa Evans appears...

    Lisa knows what the man has decided to do but fails to stop him walking to the platform edge. There have now been two fatalities on Platform Seven in the past year and the half - could they be connected?

    Lisa is desperate to find out - especially as she was first of the two to die...

    Apple Tree Yard author Louise Doughty's dark new novel will have you racing through the pages...
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  • Apple Tree Yard

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: AIOHT
    Paperback
    A high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children - Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the perfect life she has always wanted. Then one day at the Houses of Parliament, she meets a stranger and they impulsively begin a passionate affair - a decision that will put everything she values at risk...

    She believes (in the beginning) that she can keep her extra-marital relationship and the rest of her life seperate, but she can't control what happens next. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, one life-changing act of violence changes everything!

    Acclaimed author Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard is a psychological thriller about one woman's adultery and an insightful examination of the values we live by and the choices we make.

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  • Apple Tree Yard

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: BAXYB
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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 she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can't control what happens next. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence. Apple Tree Yard is a psychological thriller about one woman's adultery and an insightful examination of the values we live by and the choices we make, from an acclaimed writer at the height of her powers.
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  • Black Water

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: AXVAN
    Paperback
    John Harper lies awake at night in an isolated hut on an Indonesian island, listening to the rain on the roof and believing his life may be in danger. But he is less afraid of what is going to happen than of something he's already done. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own troubled history. They begin an affair - but can he allow himself to get involved when he knows this might put her at risk? Moving between Europe during the cold war, California and the Civil Rights struggle, and Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 and the decades of military dictatorship that follow, Black Water is an epic novel that explores some of the darkest events of recent world history through the story of one troubled man. Black Water confirms Louise Doughty's position as one of our most important contemporary novelists. She writes with fierce intelligence and a fine-tuned sense of moral ambiguity that makes her fiction resonate in the reader's mind long after the final page has been turned.
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  • Black Water

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: AUDCS
    Hardback
    John Harper lies awake at night in an isolated hut on an Indonesian island, listening to the rain on the roof and believing his life may be in danger. But he is less afraid of what is going to happen than of something he's already done. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own troubled history. They begin an affair - but can he allow himself to get involved when he knows this might put her at risk? Moving between Europe during the cold war, California and the Civil Rights struggle, and Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 and the decades of military dictatorship that follow, Black Water is an epic novel that explores some of the darkest events of recent world history through the story of one troubled man. Black Water confirms Louise Doughty's position as one of our most important contemporary novelists. She writes with fierce intelligence and a fine-tuned sense of moral ambiguity that makes her fiction resonate in the reader's mind long after the final page has been turned.
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  • Stone Cradle

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: AKDGA
    Paperback
    'Elijah Smith was born in the graveyard of the church at Werrington, a village in the Soke of Peterborough. I can tell you this for certain, as I am his mother and so was there at the time.' Clementina is barely sixteen when she falls pregnant. Other girls had been put out on the highroad for less, but Clementina's Dei and Dadus stand by her. But the Travellers are treated with suspicion wherever they go, and soon the family are rounded up by the 'gavvers', accused of poisioning local livestock. As the Romany people struggle to survive the changes of the twentieth century, Louise Doughty charts one family's path through persecution and tragedy, asking, can the Romany spirit survive in a century that no longer has space for them?
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  • Whatever You Love

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: AJDWM
    Paperback
    This book was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award. It was longlisted for the Orange (Bailey's) Prize. It comes from Louise Doughty, the bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard.

    When two police officers knock on Laura's door, her life changes forever. Her nine-year-old daughter Betty has been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. When the death is ruled an accident, Laura takes revenge into her own hands. But will her daughter's killer be brought to justice?

    Laura's loss and bereavement re-open old wounds and she is thrown back to the story of her passionate love affair with Betty's father David, their marriage, and his subsequent love affair with another woman.

    Haunted by Laura's past and desire for revenge, Whatever You Love is a riveting psychological thriller that explores the lengths one mother is willing to go to for love. If you've enjoyed Whatever You Love, you might also like Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty.

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  • Dance with Me

    Louise Doughty

    Product Code: AIZYX
    Paperback
    A man dies a week after rewriting his will. In it, he has left everything he owns to a woman he has known for only three weeks. As Bet investigates Peter's past, she discovers that her ex-lover was not all that he seemed? In a crumbling office block, another woman has a different sort of ghost to confront. Iris runs her own business but strange things keep happening. Her phone rings and there's no one there. Somebody taps at her door. In the basement, something unpleasant is lurking ...What connects these two women and can they ever escape it?
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