Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – Book Summary

This is a summary based on my understanding of the novel. Please also note that this summary contains spoilers. You may want to read the entire book first before proceeding

Joy & Stan Delaney, retired couple living together, are a little bored. They used to run a tennis school that got them busy, but they already sold it. Their adult children, Logan, Troy, Amy & Brooke – all already have lives of their own.

One ordinary evening a stranger knocked on their door. They let her in, fed her and let her stay in Amy’s old bedroom. Her name is Savannah, and Joy adored her. Savannah cooked great meals and she’s really a good company for both Joy & Stan.

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Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – Book Review

Joy Delaney is missing- her husband and the Delaney siblings are all worried. The siblings have reported it to the police, and there is an ongoing investigation. They found it disturbing that a young lady, named Savannah, suddenly knocked on their door and lived with them for a few months. Everyone is just trying to figure out where Joy has gone and if her husband, or their visitor has something to do with her disappearance.

I gave this 1/5 rating on Goodreads. I rarely give 1 star reviews. I found this book too long, too much repetitive scenes narrated from different POVs. Too many unnecessary POVs.. I finished the book, but all the while I was hoping it would end. I thought I was just impatient because I wanted to know what truly happened to Joy Delaney.. but even after it was revealed, I still felt like the succeeding scenes were too dragging. Every time I flip a page I end up asking – wait, another chapter? I was expecting for the acknowledgment page already!

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