Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty

Apples Never Fall opening line: The bike lay on the side of the road beneath a grey oak, the handlebars at an odd jutted angle, as if it had been thrown with angry force.

My blurb:

Joy Delaney has a secret to keep. But when that secret comes back it could end up destroying her marriage to Stan. But he seems not to care one jot when she goes missing. Their 4 children don’t even notice at first, but when  they do, they seem at odds as to whether their father could have killed their mother.

Apples Never Fall
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?
My verdict:

A delightful read from Liane Moriarty with a surprising ending. Well worth adding to your book collection.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241396094
Format Trade Paperback
Published September 2021

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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