Apples Never Fall

Apples Never Fall : The Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Nine Perfect Strangers and Big Little Lies

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The brand new novel from the worldwide No. 1 bestselling author of Amazon Prime's NINE PERFECT STRANGERS and the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series BIG LITTLE LIES

'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

The Delaney family love one another dearly - it's just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . .

Joy Delaney and husband Stan have done well. Four wonderful grown-up children. A family business to envy. The golden years of retirement ahead of them.

So when Joy Delaney vanishes - no note, no calls, her bike missing - it's natural that tongues will wag.

How did Stan scratch his face? And who was the stranger who entered and suddenly left their lives? What are they all hiding?

But for the Delaney children there is a much more terrifying question: did they ever know their parents at all?

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

**Apples Never Fall has been optioned for TV by Heyday Television**
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 35mm | 596g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241396094
  • 5,777

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Staggeringly brilliant, literally unputdownable
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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 * 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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About Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Hypnotist's Love Story, The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers. Her novels have sold more than twenty million copies worldwide and been translated into over forty languages. Big Little Lies is now an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Nine Perfect Strangers has been adapted for TV, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. Liane lives in Sydney with her husband, son and daughter.
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105,788 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 28% (29,489)
4 42% (44,091)
3 23% (24,580)
2 6% (5,903)
1 2% (1,725)
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