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Publisher's Summary

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 that 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?

©2021 Liane Moriarty (P)2021 Macmillan Australia Audio

Critic Reviews

"I loved it. An absolute page-turner with all the wit and nuance that put Liane Moriarty head and shoulders above the crowd. Liane Moriarty shows once again why she leads the pack." (Jane Harper)

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Nauseous narrator

Truly couldn’t get past 1st chapter. Narrator voice is nauseating & I’m an Australian. Don’t bother

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Lost interest

I pre-ordered this book as I usually enjoy Liane Moriarty's books. However, I lost interest about a third of the way in. I just couldn't drum up the interest in any of the characters to continue on and see what happened to them. Disappointing.

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So bad. So so so bad.

Liane's books used to be amazing, so I have no idea what has gone so horribly wrong with her last three books. They're so bad, they're like someone else has written them. This one is abysmal. I kept waiting for something to happen. And the narrator is just awful. I'd seen other reviews commenting on how bad she is, but I figured I'd give this book a go anyhow. What a mistake! Along with the boring story, the narration was the straw that broke the camel's back and made this such a dismal mess of a book. As someone who was once one of Liane's biggest fans, I say to anyone reading this review: don't bother with this book!

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Not as good as previous books.

The narrator’s voice is really annoying. The story is dragged out. Not her best work.

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ruined by narrator

I can't handle this narrator and her style. W
hat a waste of a story

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Irritating narration

Content is stong Moriarty standard, but the narration is extremely irritating. I should have read rather than listened.

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Not my favourite

I struggled to keep listening to this book. I found the story very long winded and could have been told in half the time.

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  • Deb
  • 24-11-2021

This was very disappointing

The reader is the same as usual. I don't like the way she reads. Her speed it too fast and her characterisations are flat. I was expecting a really good listen but it was disappointing and so I gave up on it.

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Full of unnecessary details

This truely overblown and unnecessarily convoluted excuse for a book should have been a 120 page short story. Most of the back and forth timeline is irrelevant blatherings about sibling memories that provide little context to the story.
I originally stopped at 3:52 after a windy description of a bike on the side of a road. An uninteresting end to a yawn of a book with the most annoying narration I have been subjected to.

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Dissapointed

I wonder if I would have enjoyed reading this book instead of listening to the audio. I could not get past the narrator, she grated on my nerves so much, I was so pleased when the book was finished. I will never purchase a book narrated by this person again,

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  • 27-04-2022

Fantastic

Would make a great movie. Wonderful characters with an interesting portrayal of suburban australia. Great narration.

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  • Mark
  • 18-11-2021

Loved it!

Back to Moriarty at her best, this is as good as The Husband's Secret. I love your writing so much Liane that I grieve when the book is finished.

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