Louise Doughty

  • Aujourd'hui Sous influence, une série ARTE événement. Un regard, un geste, quelques mots échangés, et une femme bien sous tout rapport bascule dans la passion adultérine, la confusion et l'angoisse. Une histoire d'amour trouble, un suspense qui monte crescendo... Louise Doughty ouvre le coeur des femmes et en dévoile toute la rage, la passion et l'ambigüité." Compulsif et profond... Un roman sur la fragilité humaine, ou comment un mauvais choix peut faire basculer toute une vie ; un véritable page-turner qui vous confronte à l'infinie complexité de l'existence. " Douglas Kennedy Assise devant les jurés, sur le banc des accusés, Yvonne Carmichael écoute impassible les avocats retracer son histoire. Celle d'une femme de cinquante-deux ans, mère et épouse dévouée, généticienne reconnue et respectée. Mais aussi celle d'une femme insatisfaite, une femme en mal de passion. L'histoire d'une rencontre de hasard, dans les couloirs de Westminster, d'une attraction immédiate, irrésistible. De retrouvailles clandestines, hâtives et torrides.
    Et l'histoire de ce soir où tout a basculé.
    Coupable ou innocente ? Victime séduite ou femme indigne ? La cour doit trancher.
    Au travers de lettres destinées à son mystérieux amant, Yvonne tente de justifier ses actes, pour lui, pour les siens, pour elle-même. Mais comment expliquer l'irrationnel ? Qui peut juger les crimes d'une femme amoureuse ?

  • " Une histoire d'obsession, une histoire de vengeance, de douleur et de passion. Une romancière rare, à découvrir absolument. " Douglas Kennedy La vie de Laura Needham vient de basculer : Betty, sa fille de neuf ans, a été renversée par une voiture. Une mort rapide, violente, injuste. Peu à peu, Laura perd pied. Comment accepter la pitié de ceux qui ne pourront jamais comprendre sa douleur ? Comment respirer lorsque tout son être étouffe ? Et comment s'appuyer sur David, son ex-mari, lui-même en pleine tourmente ? Laura est seule face à sa souffrance, à sa colère. Et elle ne veut pas d'aide. Aucune cellule psychologique ne pourra la détourner de cette pensée obsédante : faire justice. Car elle a fini par apprendre l'identité du conducteur. Emportée dans un engrenage de vengeance, de violence et de passion, Laura n'a plus qu'une idée en tête : trouver ce à quoi cet homme tient le plus. Et le lui arracher.

  • Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award ¦ Longlisted for the Orange (Bailey's) PrizeWhen 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.

  • 'Once you start you can't stop reading. Terrific.' Helen DunmoreYvonne 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.'There can't be a woman alive who hasn't once realised, in a moment of panic, that she's in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong man. Louise Doughty, more sure-footed with each novel, leads her unnerved reader into dark territory. A compelling and bravely-written book.' Hilary Mantel

  • 'An epic novel ... absorbing, shocking, hopeful.' Mail on SundayAvailable for the first time in eBook, Louise Doughty's award-winning novel Fires in the Dark.Yenko is born in 1920s Bohemia to a nomadic Roma family who try to protect him from the hardships imposed on his people. But his childhood world is soon overwhelmed by the Great Depression and the German invasion. Yenko and his parents become fugitives from the Nazis, and ultimately Yenko must decide who and what is worth saving.Louise Doughty - drawing on her own Romany family history - has written a breathtaking novel of grand scope which also sheds new light on the Holocaust and its Roma victims.

  • 'Captivating and beautifully written.' MirrorFrom the bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard comes this story of three generations of one Romany family in England, as they face family life, love and marriage along with the changes and upheavals for Travelling people at the turn of the nineteenth century.Clementina Smith is just a young girl when she gives birth to her illegitimate son, Elijah, in a graveyard in Victorian Cambridgeshire. Others have been put out on the highroad for less, but Clementina's parents stick by her and Elijah grows up greatly loved by his small but tight-knit family. But then he meets Rose, a non-Romany girl.Based on Louise Doughty's own family history, Stone Cradle is a love triangle between a mother, a son and his wife that asks whether the Romany spirit and traditions can survive as rural Britain moves into the modern world.

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