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Black Water
Black Water: A Novel | Louise Doughty
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From the author of Apple Tree Yard, a masterful thriller about espionage, love, and redemption 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 hes 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? Moving between Europe during the Cold War, Civil Rightsera California, and Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 and the subsequent military dictatorship, Black Water explores some of the darkest events of recent history through the story of one troubled man. In this gripping follow-up to Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty writes with the intelligence, vivid characterization, and moral ambiguity that make her fiction resonate in the reader's mind long after the final page.
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Kappadeemom
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I‘ve been working out of town and just got home tonight. Think he missed me?? 😀😍 #JacktheDorkie #dogsoflitsy

Chelleo 🤩😍 11mo
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Kappadeemom
Black Water: A Novel | Louise Doughty
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Hot chocolate and my book!!

MyBookSwapClub Great combo :) 11mo
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Oryx
Black Water: A Novel | Louise Doughty
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After working 12 days in a row, enjoying some down time in the dog friendliest hotel ever (in Yorkshire). They even had a little doggie welcome pack. I think we need to get us some wingback chairs at home. Reading one of my #halloweengoespostal books from @jhod

TrishB Ohhh where is that? 2y
Oryx @TrishB Helmsley (or Helm's Deep as I insist on calling it). First time here, it's really lovely. 2y
TrishB Looks great 💟 2y
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LeahBergen This looks lovely! 2y
AlaMich Do they have a resident dog you can borrow if you forgot yours at home? 😉 (edited) 2y
Oryx @AlaMich apparently there's a dachshund belonging to the local newsagents... Maybe he could be lured in? 2y
TricksyTails How wonderful!! I'd love to visit there. Your pup has such a sweet face!🐶♥️ 2y
bedandabook How lovely! I‘m sitting in my favourite wing-back chair as I type; they‘re great. 2y
RachelAmphlett I miss England for that - we can‘t take our dog anywhere with us in Australia 😕Enjoy the downtime! 😊📚📚📚 2y
Ms_T Lovely! 2y
Oryx @RachelAmphlett Yes, we're really lucky for that here. In this village, even the shops are dog friendly, so she's been shopping with us too! 2y
Oryx @bedandabook There will definitely be one in my future (dream) library! One day ☺️ 2y
minkyb Enjoy. Looks wonderful. 2y
Oryx @minkyb thank you! 2y
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TrishB
Black Water: A Novel | Louise Doughty
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#welcometothejungle #rocktober
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
Plenty of jungle here - not necessarily welcoming though!

andrew61 I saw her speak last year about this book and her love of graham greene - it's definitely a book i want to read and sounded great. 2y
Cinfhen Sounds awesome!!! 2y
TrishB @andrew61 It has a very Graham Greene feel 👍 2y
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TrishB
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#welcometothejungle #JuneTunz
@Cinfhen
There's a fair amount of the jungle in this 😀

Cinfhen Sounds good! 2y
MimiLovesToRead This sounds really good. I just added it. 😉 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen @MimiLovesToRead it was a good read but nothing like Apple Tree Yard! 2y
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MimiLovesToRead @TrishB ok, now I'm looking up Apple Tree Yard! 2y
TrishB @MimiLovesToRead it has a great twist!! 2y
MimiLovesToRead @TrishB i just ordered. It'll be here soon 😉 2y
TrishB @MimiLovesToRead hope you enjoy it 😀👍 2y
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Mary-Ellen
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"What is it, to know you were going to die? We all carry that knowledge inside us, he thought: it is the one thing we know for certain."

Surely that should make us all live better.

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jhod
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A gripping and original spy thriller so far.... Perfect weekend read

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ChrisBohjalian
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Started yesterday on the plane. Loving it.

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Suetara
Black Water: A Novel | Louise Doughty
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Really enjoyed Apple Tree Yard. Looking forward to starting her new book tonight.

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ReadingEnvy
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Making progress on some of these eARC books that will expire soon. Hooray for #biblioweekend

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Eyejaybee
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Delighted to have bought this on the way home and now desperately looking forward to reading it. I was at university with Louise Doughty some thirty-odd years ago, but am convinced I would have loved her novels anyway, even if I had never met her. 'Apple Tree Yard' (her last book) was simply superb

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SavidgeReads
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Mehso-so

I'm torn on this one one hand I think it's really brilliant and on the other it was a drag to read at times. Harper is a troubled man living away from society and waiting for unknown people to kill him, but why? Back story looking at race & family brilliant. Secret service & Bali sections a bit meh.

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SavidgeReads
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Time for some crime. And so to my next book... Having LOVED reading Apple Tree Yard in 2014 I am so excited about Louise Doughty's new novel.

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