Publishing 14 September 2021
About the book
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?
About the author
Liane Moriarty is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels including The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers. Sales are now over 14 million worldwide, 3 million in Australia and New Zealand, with her books translated into thirty-nine languages. Big Little Lies was an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. On publication, Nine Perfect Strangers – a TV adaptation of which, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman alongside Melissa McCarthy, is due for release in 2021 – went straight to No. 1 in Australia and was the highest-selling fiction title in 2018, resulting in Liane Moriarty being, for the third time running, Australia’s highest-selling fiction author.