Submitted by Betty Wilson on Thu, 10/21/2021 - 09:26
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book cover of "Apples Never Fall" by Liane Moriarty

The Delaney family used to live and breathe tennis.  They ran a successful tennis school and their four children were all excellent players.  But now they've sold the business and the children are all grown and doing things that have nothing to do with tennis.  Joy Delaney is at a loss.  She's not sure what to do with no business to run and no children to look after.  And no grandchildren either.  Her relationship with her husband, Stan, has always been somewhat volatile.  They worked hard, played hard, loved hard and fought hard.  When Joy disappears on Valentine's Day, everyone is taken by surprise.  They should report her missing, right?  Even if it means their father will become a suspect?  Another winner by Moriarty.  She does family dynamics like no one else.  And while tennis is a constant theme, the story never bogs down with too much tennis information and there's a fun little twist at the end.