Apples Never Fall

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Brought to you by Penguin.

The brand new novel from the worldwide Number One bestselling author behind Amazon Prime’s 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?

Praise for Liane Moriarty:

‘One of the few writers I’ll drop anything for’ Jojo Moyes

‘Staggeringly brilliant’ Sophie Hannah

‘Keeps you guessing until the very end’ Reese Witherspoon

‘Her slow-burning plotting leaves you gasping’ Grazia

© Liane Moriarty 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • 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

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  • 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 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

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