John Harper is in hiding in a remote hut on a tropical island. As he lies awake at night, listening to the rain on the roof, he believes his life may be in danger. But he is less afraid of what is going to happen than of what he's already done. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own tragic history. They begin an affair, but can they offer each other redemption? Or do the ghosts of the past always catch up with us in the end?
Yvonne Carmichael, renowned geneticist, public authority, happily married mother of two, sits in the accused box. The charge is murder. Across the courtroom, not meeting her eye, sits her alleged accomplice. He wears the beautiful pin-striped suit he wore on their first meeting in the Houses of Parliament, when he put his hand on her elbow, guided her to a deserted and ancient chapel, and began to undress her.
"No Scarlet 'A' in Apple Tree"
Exclusive to Audible. Louise Doughty gives her first interview on her latest novel, Black Water. Discussing how she creates her characters and their surroundings, often using turmoil as the base component of her protagonists, Louise gives us a glimpse behind her creative process. How does she research her novels? Does she share intimate relationships with her characters? What books have shaped her own?
Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life that 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 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.
Harper wakes every night, terrified of the sounds outside his hut halfway up the mountain in Bali. He is afraid that his past as a mercenary has caught up with him and that his life may now be in danger. As he waits to discover his fate, he meets Rita, a woman with her own tragic past, and begins a passionate affair. Their exile makes Harper realise that exile comes in many forms - but can Rita and Harper save each other while they are putting each other very much at risk?
Die angesehene Wissenschaftlerin Yvonne Carmichael führt ein gutes Leben mit ihrem Mann. Ihre Kinder sind groß, sie weiß, was sie kann, sie fühlt sich sicher. Aber eines Tages begegnet sie einem Fremden, der sie unwiderstehlich anzieht, und sie lässt sich mit ihm auf eine leidenschaftliche Affäre ein. Bis ein Verbrechen ihr sorgsam konstruiertes Doppelleben zerstört und sie des Mordes angeklagt wird.