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Apples Never Fall
Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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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 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?
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Donna1980
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This was a real page turner. Told through a series of flashback and current events it cleverly weaves together the pasts of each characters. The result being that you are swept along in their mystery of Joy Delaney‘s disappearance, never being quite sure who may be involved. Twists and turns along the way meaning I often found myself thinking about this book during the day. I‘ve enjoyed most of Moriarty‘s books but this one more than most.

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Kimberlypaun1214
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4 stars. Lots of twists. A little too long/drawn out

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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book so much but I really just didn‘t. It started out strong and I thought the mystery was interesting. It‘s really the only thing that kept me going. It was so heavy on the tennis background and so long that I just kept losing interest. Also, the family dynamic was too much for me. It just didn‘t work, in my opinion. The twist was good, but this one was just okay for me.

Jgacreations Agree 💯 4w
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Night_Reader
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3.5/5 🌟

Not as good as her older books but much better than her last 2 books. 🍏

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msestherheather
Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
Panpan

I thought that conclusion was a bit messy and the flip flopping between past and present for 60 or so chapters was not my style I will try another book by this author though

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KarenUK
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Just like her last couple of books, this was definitely a bit too long…. But you know what? I still always enjoy Liane‘s books with all their complicated relationship stuff, and secrets and lies. This one was no different… tons of red herrings, lots of dry humor, sibling rivalries and just family soap-opera stuff that was fun and fluffy. Not my favorite but I enjoyed it none the less. Excellent audio narration as always 💕🎧

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Madison91
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REALLY good, but REALLY long. I feel like it was all necessary though. Love her writing.

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samantharoberts
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Someone recommended this book to me since I loved Big Little Lies so much, and I‘m glad I read it! I loved the writing and characters, some parts even made me laugh out loud. The mystery was enough to keep me interested throughout the whole story. The only thing is I will say that when the mystery was revealed/solved, I was a little underwhelmed (at least for one of them - because there are several!) Overall this was a great read

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SaraHasClass
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This story is told through the eyes of several well developed characters and bystanders and evesdroppers. It delves into the psyche of a family who fiercely love one another but can not for the life of them figure out how to show it. When their mother goes missing after an introduction to a stranger the father is accused of murder. The family dysfunction kicks into high gear as they can not communicate & take sides on mom vs dad.

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Birdsong28
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Good. Interesting take on marriage and family life. Such a intense book which keeps you guessing until the very end. Thank you #MichaelJoseph and #Penguin for inviting me to read this via #Netgalley.

#ApplesNeverFall

Cathythoughts I enjoyed this book 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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Bibliophile_22
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Pickpick

Entertaining read filled with some unexpected twists and turns

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Sharpeipup
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“Never spoil a good story with the facts.“ 🤔

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LapReader
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Wagging school (as I do every year) and on my way to the Sydney Writer‘s Festival on the train. Hoping to get this book signed on Sunday. Catching up with a family friend and staying with my beautiful friend and godson who I haven‘t seen since last year when she told me she was pregnant and now she is about to pop. I‘m eating date loaf and drinking Red Rose tea courtesy of #LitsyTeaSwap and @Bookwormjillk It is waking me up too. Thankyou Jill xo

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cariashley
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I liked this more than I thought I would! It was light and entertaining, and dramatic in a low stakes way. It could have used some editing - the end especially was massively dragged out, and it would have been really frustrating in print. Audio was a great medium, though.

merelybookish It is was definite too long but I enjoyed it too. Couldn't help but love Joy. 5mo
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brittanybooks
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I had this on hold at the library for 13 weeks? Or maybe more… it was worth it!! #book65of2022

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TLC49steps Maybe there will come a day that we can add ‘The Burning Mask‘ festival to our planetary calendar - with similar ethics to the ‘The Burning Man‘ event…❤️‍🔥🍂💫 5mo
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BkClubCare Oh, what the hairdressers know. 🤨 5mo
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LapReader
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Best book scores from my building‘s book exchange for yonks!

Jeg As I‘ve said before you make amazing finds. I‘ve read all of those. My favourite is How we Love. 5mo
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Booklover2
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 Aside from being a bit longer than necessary and drawn out, I am happy to say Liane Moriarty is back! After that last disaster of a book, 9 Perfect Strangers, she still has my faith to spin a good story. Recommend

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BekaReid
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I felt the story was a bit drawn out but overall I enjoyed the mystery and family dynamics. Great distraction to kick off the weekend with.

KellyK ❤️❤️your reading buddy… so sweet! 6mo
cariashley Whoa your adorable cat looks so much like one of mine I just had to say goodbye to! You can see him at #sullivancat ☺️ 6mo
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wen4blu
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“The bike lay on the side of the road beneath a great oak, the handle bars at an odd, jutted angle, as if it had been thrown with angry force.”

#firstlinefridays
#currentlyreading

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melissajayne
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Mehso-so

2.75⭐️ I thought the premise for the book was interesting, but by the end of the book I really didn‘t care for the family. I thought that the chapters that focused on the individual siblings were too long and found myself not really caring about the siblings. I thought that the chapters should have been shorter and the story shorter as a result. #2022 #fiction #contemporary #bookreview #bookstagram

KellyK Not my favorite either… too busy and very annoying. 🙄 6mo
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melissajayne
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My plans for #weekendreading is to finish Apples Never Fall and to work on HP & the Deathly Hallows and Booth

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DcSunshine
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Mehso-so

This was a riveting book where I wanted to know what happened, but there were times where it moved slowly and felt repetitive. The ending remained a surprise and it was overall a good read even if it wasn‘t one of my favorites

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batsy
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I'm actually mad at the book and that's rare. Lol. Like Big Little Lies, I quite enjoyed the juicy, gossipy tone of the novel. It's Moriarty's style and it's fine if you want a light, relaxing read. However, it's not the ending itself which I disliked—I quite liked that bit—but the ending before the ending, so to speak. Will clarify in spoilers. I felt like I was invested in the book and its characters, only for a lazy whimper of a conclusion.

batsy I thought that after all that build-up about the Delaney family and Joy's story, which was quite revealing about the costs to women's lives, especially women of a particular generation, it was all wrapped up in a giant bow. They are just your average dysfunctional but loving family and nothing was lost; everyone is good. That felt like a giant cop out. A Hallmark card ending. I wish she'd given us a novel about Savannah and her mother instead.
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CarolynM I've decided not to read any more of her books. I liked Big Little Lies, and The Husband's Secret was OK, but I was seriously annoyed by Truly Madly Guilty. 6mo
batsy @CarolynM My sister liked The Husband's Secret and loaned me a copy ages ago, so I might get around to that sometime 🙂 But otherwise, yeah, I don't think I'll seek out her books anymore. 6mo
EvieBee I read this for book club and the ending was a letdown for me. I even gave the book away, which is not something I normally do. 6mo
batsy @EvieBee Yes! I'm surprised that none of the rave reviews in the media alluded to how silly the resolution was. 6mo
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Cazxxx
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Mehso-so

My first book from this author and it was just meh for me. It‘s very slow and had too many characters to keep track of plus for a mystery it wasn‘t very engrossing. Just a so so from me, almost gave up on this one a couple of times through lack of interest

Karons1 I loved Big little lies it was a fantastic book but everything else Iv tried by the author has been 😐 um for me ! 6mo
Cazxxx @Karons1 maybe I should give that one a go. I‘ve heard good things 6mo
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melissajayne
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My #weekendreading.

📚 Apples Never Fall - library book due on Wednesday but it‘s going by really fast.
📱An Impartial Witness - another library book that is due fairly soon and want the download off my phone
📚HP & the Deathly Hallows - My double bookspin book for March; slowly getting through it
📚The Language of Flowers - book club read for next weekend; will probably start it later today or tomorrow.

Andrew65 Great choices. 7mo
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Roxanareads
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An enjoyable mixture of mystery, family dynamics, and humor. I listened to it on audio and loved it.

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ReadingOver50
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An ok way to pass the time. Stan and Joy are retired and bored. A stranger comes to the door for help and they invite her in to stay with them. This is a questionable decision coming from two people who otherwise seem smart. When Joy goes missing, family secrets come out. Nothing too earth shattering. For a book about a missing person, not much happens.

Cathythoughts I enjoyed it at the time , easy reading. 👍🏻😁 7mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Completely enjoyed Moriarty‘s latest. Both a mystery and a dysfunctional family saga. Lots of the same vibes as Nine Perfect Strangers. Listened on #audiobook which was 💯

Cathythoughts I read this recently & it was a good easy read 👍❤️ 7mo
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Jgacreations
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I always feel her books are hard to get through, but when you do, it‘s a nice feeling of “wow I‘m glad i finished that one!” The characters were good, and annoying, which i think was the point. I liked it.

KellyK This was a tough one for me to get through-it was very “busy”… I felt like I needed to chart the cast of characters to keep them all straight. 😬 7mo
Jgacreations @KellyK omg yes! I‘m glad it wasn‘t just me lmao. I had actually started the ebook and got like 4 chapters in and was like nope, i need to audio this one lol. 7mo
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angel1
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My book buddy Jolene is ready for a nap while I read!
💗📚🐾

AmyG She is so sweet! 8mo
Gissy 🐕❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Cpg
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Glad to read Liane Moriarty‘s new book. She weaves a tale like no other and creates characters that are easy to like. A little twist at the end....wasn‘t sure what to think about that....

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janeycanuck
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I was still excited for this, despite mixed reviews - particularly the ending - and it worked for me. The ending may not have been the strongest Moriarty has come up with but the way things came together was satisfying for me.

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therubberduckninja
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Overall, I enjoyed this one. It is long and it does start a little slow, but it kept my interest and I enjoyed seeing everything come together. I wasn‘t a fan of the end part (other than the very last bit), it felt completely unnecessary and kinda dragged for me. Also, it took me an embarrassingly long time, as a resident of the northern hemisphere, to realise that in Australia, “October” and “last spring” were the same thing. 😂

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Judybskt
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I almost bailed several times. It took a long time to get to the good part. 🍎🍏🍎🍏

BittersweetBooks Agreed! It was a bit slow at first but I ended up really enjoying this one. 8mo
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BittersweetBooks
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You can choose the right shot, you can have a good swing and good technique, you can do everything right, and it can still go wrong. No player, no matter how good, makes one hundred percent of their shots 🎾🏆🍎

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Kshakal
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I never know how to feel after I read a Moriarty book… did I like that? Did I not like it??? I don‘t know! I definitely kept me reading and guessing the whole way through!

actualdisneyprincess That‘s how I felt about this one, too! It didn‘t have me frantically turning pages like Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers did, and the ~big reveal~ felt kinda anticlimactic to me!! 8mo
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Judybskt
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BookLineNSinker I love Moriarty!!! Have fun this weekend! 8mo
Judybskt @BookLineNSinker me too! This one is longer than I expected and is taking a while to read. 🤦‍♀️ 8mo
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JennO1
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Just rinse the plate

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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LaLove
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I think this is my favorite Liane Moriarty book!

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Nalbuque
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Mehso-so

This was ok, not Moriartys finest work but it‘ll engage you enough to finish it. The mystery plot, altho it did make me gasp at a couple twists, was secondary, and only mildly interesting. A lot of the book was just character studies, notes on their thoughts, random bits of insights on every-day people, several not even really related to the story. Between the plot and the accent (audiobooker here), it kept me interested enough 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Miss_Gilmore
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Ready to read this book! 🍎 🍏🍎🍏