Apples Never Fall (Hardback)
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Apples Never Fall (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages
Published: 14/09/2021
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Waterstones Says

A deliciously sinister thriller from the masterly pen of Liane Moriarty, Apples Never Fall puts a seemingly idyllic family under the spotlight as their matriarch disappears.

The brand new novel from the worldwide Number One bestselling author behind Nine Perfect Strangers and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Big Little Lies.

From the outside, the Delaneys appear to be an enviably contented family. Even after all these years, former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are still winning tournaments, and now they’ve sold the family business they have all the time in the world to learn how to ‘relax'. Their four adult children are busy living their own lives, and while it could be argued they never quite achieved their destinies, no-one ever says that out loud.

But now Joy Delaney has disappeared and her children are re-examining their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh, frightened eyes. Is her disappearance related to their mysterious house guest from last year? Or were things never as rosy as they seemed in the Delaney household?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241396087
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 742 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 43 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A fantastic storyteller. Apples Never Fall is gripping, getting to the dark underbelly of a seemingly perfect family. A cracking read - ITV's Lorraine Kelly

An engrossing mashup of family drama and psychological suspense that offers a mystery. Complex and satisfying. Perfect holiday reading - Guardian

Enthralling - i

Moriarty's portrait of a tennis-mad family is convincing . . . And she keeps a stunning revelation up her sleeve until the final pages - Sunday Times

This is a tour-de-force of a novel; brilliantly plotted and superbly written . . . No detail of family life and marriage escapes Moriarty's all seeing eye, and every sentence is packed with wit and insight. The tension builds to a conclusion alive with ingenious twists. Smart, sharp and utterly riveting - Daily Mail

Moriarty's expert storytelling will have you turning page after page to discover truths lurking beneath the surface. The ending is witty and satisfying, but comes with a dark twist. Apples Never Fall is full of intrigue, suspense and surprises, sure to delight both readers and viewers of the TV adaptation already in the pipeline - i

Moriarty excels in the way all of her characters spring from the page so fully formed. A witty tale of domestic suspense and a satisfying, layered family drama - New York Times

A deliciously dark story set in suburbia - Cosmopolitan

Clever and relatable - Woman

Her writing is smart, her plots are clever, her dialogue believable and you can be sure that when you pick up one of her books you're in safe hands . . . If you want a book to see you through on your beach towel this summer, I highly recommend Liane's latest, Apples Never Fall. There's a lot of truth in it. Something we really do need right now - Fi Glover, Waitrose Weekend

I loved it. An absolute page-turner with all the wit and nuance that put Liane Moriarty head and shoulders above the crowd. Liane Moriarty shows once again why she leads the pack - Jane Harper

A corker of a mystery - Sunday Telegraph

Another sinister thriller to see us into the autumn - New! Magazine

A wonderfully noirish dissection of domestic dysfunction - iNEWS

Magnificent, pyrotechnic, deliciously theatrical - Guardian

Her best yet, a gripping family saga that sees her tackle female rage, ageism, mental health, sibling rivalry and the frailties of technology with incisive wit and verve. Quintessential Moriarty: suspenseful and funny, full of twists and as binge-worthy as the finest box set - Mail on Sunday

Utterly and completely wonderful: an intelligent, forensic portrait of a family. A thrillingly honest depiction of a long marriage and an unsentimental look at the lives of their four children, which also happens to be a hugely engaging, sometimes very funny, page-turner - Marian Keyes

Liane Moriarty is back with another tour de force - Grazia

Acutely observed and often poignant, this is a brilliant portrayal of a long marriage, warts and all. Just as compelling [as Big Little Lies] - the story of a family that appeared perfect but is unravelling at top speed - Sunday Express

Deliciously dark . . . An utterly absorbing mystery that will hook you in - Real People

[A] sharp and perceptive tale of ambition, pressure and family politics - Daily Mail

Moriarty is excellent - amusing and astute - on the small indignities that make up a marriage, a family and a life . . . Possesses the insight and warmth that Moriarty brings to all her books - Guardian

The latest book from one of your favourite authors - Prima

Thrilling, a masterclass - Sun

Clever & relatable . . . Explores sibling bonds, parental relationships & how events can change your future forever - Woman & Home

A real pleasure to read - Daily Mail

With heart, humour and a killer plot - this is another smash hit read - Best

The perfect mix of edge-of-your-seat plotting, well-crafted characters and a satisfying ending - Good Housekeeping

A deliciously dark tense mystery drama - Good Housekeeping

Thrilling - Grazia

This will keep you guessing until the end - Red

If you love a good mystery with deep emotion at its heart, this is the novel for you - Living North

Ingenious . . . This is one book you can't miss out on. Moriarty has an extraordinary talent. Thrilling - Female First

There is not a word wasted. I could not put it down - Today UK News

The ending is witty and satisfying, but comes with a dark twist. Apples Never Fall is another enjoyable offering full of intrigue, suspense and surprises, sure to delight - Press Association

Praise for Liane Moriarty - -

Wise, honest, beautifully observed. One of the few writers I'll drop anything for

Staggeringly brilliant, literally unputdownable

Keeps you guessing until the very end - perfect summer read

Moriarty writes vividly, wittily and wickedly - Sunday Express

Straight-from-life characters, knife-sharp insight and almost unbearable suspense will have you racing through it - Good Housekeeping

As brilliantly accomplished as it is dark, twisty and compulsive - Heat

A hell of a good book. Funny and scary

Riveting drama packed with suspense and secrets - Woman & Home

Like drinking a pink Cosmo laced with arsenic . . . a fun, engaging and sometimes disturbing read - USA Today

Perfect - Hello

Fascinating and compassionate - Daily Telegraph

I loved every line of it

Funny and captivating - Closer

A cracking story cleverly told - Fabulous

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“A Compelling Read”

Apples Never Fall is another gem from Liane Moriarty. A Family Saga told in two timelines ,set in Australia ,the Delaney Family are Tennis obsessed but Stan and Joy are now retired and have sold their Tennis School... More

Hardback edition
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“Long but predominantly interesting story.”

This was a very long story, based in Australia, about some dysfunctional families and how their choices and behaviour affected their own and their families lives...Some interesting characters and an almost completed... More

Hardback edition
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“A perfect mix of humour, heartache and drama, Moriarty’s latest does not disappoint.”

Apples Never Fall is the ninth novel by best-selling Australian author, Liane Moriarty. When sixty-nine-year-old Joy Delaney goes missing on Valentine’s Day after a garbled text message to her four children, they are... More

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