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Apples Never Fall Kindle Edition
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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 that 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 Apples Never Fall
'I loved it. Apples Never Fall is an absolute page-turner with all the wit and nuance that has put Liane Moriarty head and shoulders above the crowd and shows once again why she leads the pack.' - Jane Harper
'Utterly and completely wonderful. I've loved all of Liane's books but Apples Never Fall is next-level writing: an intelligent, forensic portrait of a family' - Marian Keyes
'To say Moriarty nails the zeitgeist is an understatement. In fact, Apples Never Fall takes us right through to the COVID-19 pandemic . . . With her relatable characters, keen eye and complicated story structure, Moriarty has produced yet another great romp.' - Sydney Morning Herald
'Her novels, of course, are highly readable. But to categorise them as beach reads is to dismiss Liane's distinctiveness as a writer - the dark comedy, the razorblade observations, the ever-present sense of aspiration.' - Sun-Herald
'Clever, engaging and funny, Liane Moriarty's new novel, Apples Never Fall is a great read. A razor-sharp dissection of family dynamics over-laid with the mystery of an unexpected disappearance, it kept me captivated.' - Weekend Australian
'Nobody does it better' - Vogue
'Moriarty brings it all together with heartwarming insight and empathy and that wicked final barb.' - Adelaide Advertiser
'Settling in with a new Liane Moriarty novel is a bit like a catch-up with an old friend or binge-watching a favourite series. Time just flies and you can't help but crave more. Moriarty has an incredible talent for building complex, compelling tales loaded with spot-on human interaction, dark and light, as well as drama, suspense and insight. Apples Never Fall delivers again. This could well be her best effort yet. Brilliant.' - Herald Sun
'Moriarty tells a great story, understands her characters and cares about them, too.' - The Washington Post
'Magnificent, pyrotechnic, deliciously theatrical' - Guardian
'Moriarty has an eye for the telling details that rivals Anne Tyler's - and a knack for building suspense.' - People Magazine
'A witty tale of domestic suspense, and a satisfying, layered family drama where the tension comes from the treachery of memory, the specter of generational violence and the effects of decades' worth of unspoken resentments that have curdled over time. . . . Moriarty once again shows her mastery with the inner working of women.' - The New York Times Book Review
'Everything Liane Moriarty touches turns to gold . . . a throwback to her best-known - and most beloved - material: family secrets.' - Entertainment Weekly
'A tour-de-force of a novel; brilliantly plotted and superbly written . . . The tension builds to a conclusion alive with ingenious twists. Smart, sharp and utterly riveting' - Daily Mail
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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
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 --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B08V5G3Q74
- Publisher : Macmillan Australia (14 September 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 2053 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 516 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 49 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Wasn't too enamoured by her previous book 'Nine Perfect Strangers'; favourite book of hers is 'What Alice Forgot'
This is the extremely tedious story of a family of unlikeable people where the mother disappears.
I can't finish it because I really don't care what happened to her.
I tried to get interested and skipped ahead to see if it got better.
I have always finished books - even ones I don't like - until now.
It was totally boring especially the last few chapters. I felt like throwing the book out trying to finish it.!!