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Apples Never Fall - Liane Moriarty

Apples Never Fall

By Liane Moriarty

  • Release Date: 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 3,920 Ratings


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From Liane Moriarty, the bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.

The Delaney family love one another dearlyit’s just that sometimes they want to murder each other . . .

If your mother was missing, would you tell the police? Even if the most obvious suspect was your father?

This is the dilemma facing the four grown Delaney siblings.

The Delaneys are fixtures in their community. The parents, Stan and Joy, are the envy of all of their friends. They’re killers on the tennis court, and off it their chemistry is palpable. But after fifty years of marriage, they’ve finally sold their famed tennis academy and are ready to start what should be the golden years of their lives. So why are Stan and Joy so miserable?

The four Delaney children—Amy, Logan, Troy, and Brooke—were tennis stars in their own right, yet as their father will tell you, none of them had what it took to go all the way. But that’s okay, now that they’re all successful grown-ups and there is the wonderful possibility of grandchildren on the horizon.

One night a stranger named Savannah knocks on Stan and Joy’s door, bleeding after a fight with her boyfriend. The Delaneys are more than happy to give her the small kindness she sorely needs. If only that was all she wanted.

Later, when Joy goes missing, and Savannah is nowhere to be found, the police question the one person who remains: Stan. But for someone who claims to be innocent, he, like many spouses, seems to have a lot to hide. Two of the Delaney children think their father is innocent, two are not so sure—but as the two sides square off against each other in perhaps their biggest match ever, all of the Delaneys will start to reexamine their shared family history in a very new light.


  • Really enjoyable read

    By Bringcurrentsback
    Relationships, figuring out who we are, a murder mystery, it’s all here. Sounds cliche but I didn’t want to put this one down.
  • Slow read..

    By hawaiianluvr_3447
    I struggled to finish this one. The back stories just wore me down and I lost interest.
  • Apples

    By Jaylen Chapman
    Letter A loves apples, and apple pie, and even alligators.
  • Good read

    By Mywaynichols76
    This was a really good book with so much depth. The ending brings everything together nicely and helps the reader better understand each character and their actions. I enjoyed it very much.
  • Apples Never Fall

    By KathyMatte
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Very suspenseful from the first page to the very last page.
  • Apples Never Fall

    By Gtytyv
    Just so incredibly boring.
  • Apples Never Fall

    By CountryMunny
    Shocking in an unexpected way. Very perceptive in regards to family dynamics. I loved this book.
  • Eh

    By jenna_kk
    I love books about big families but this one was a chore to get through. Joy is a delightful character and the issues she’s is dealing with are very relatable. The rest of the characters, however, don’t bring a lot to the table. As others have mentioned, the introduction of COVID at the very end was unnecessary.
  • Really good…until it wasn’t

    By 74tt1
    Pretty good page turner…a little disappointing to bring recent events in at the end - had nothing to do with the rest of the plot and was an unnecessary distraction.
  • Amazing in a nutshell

    By Sue Kuch
    Loved every page. Great style and plot. Kudos!