2022 ABIA Longlisted – Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – Our Review


Our review…

Loved her early books – struggled with Nine Perfect Strangers – but was excited to read the sad, joyous adventures of the Delany family.

Joy and Stan along with their children, Logan, Troy, Brooke and Amy run a tennis academy from their home and were all successful players at some time. Now the kids are grown up and all away leading their complex lives.

Into the void a young, supposedly abused woman, Savannah, turns up on Joy and Stan’s doorstep, she quickly builds herself into their lives – cooking, cleaning and filling a gap, much to the discomfort of Stan and Joy’s adult kids.

Joy goes missing, leaving a confused message and the suspicion falls on Stan who is not co-operating with the police. Lots of insights into the family dynamics image and a shock from the past unravels everything. Best of all, a cracker of an ending! Enjoyed it thoroughly, Apples Never Fall is a one of the great Liane Moriarty novels.

Review by Sue @ Great Escape Books