New Liane Moriarty novel from PMJ in September

New Liane Moriarty novel from PMJ in September

Penguin Michael Joseph is publishing a new novel from Liane Moriarty, Apples Never Fall, this September, supported by a "major" PR and marketing campaign.

Due out in hardback, e-book and audio on 14th September—a global publication date—Apples Never Fall is promised to take readers behind the closed doors of seemingly tranquil suburbia, expertly peeling away the layers of a family to reveal heartfelt truths, deeply felt wounds and moments of humanity.

Maxine Hitchcock, publishing director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Australia), including audio, from Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown.

Moriarty is the author of eight novels, including Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers. She has sold 1.7 million books for £9.4m to date through Nielsen BookScan (excluding lockdown-era sales), with her bestseller The Husband's Secret on 503,694 copies sold in paperback. According to PMJ, 3 million copies of her books have sold in the UK and over 14 million worldwide.

Following the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series "Big Little Lies", produced by and starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, the TV adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers, starring Kidman alongside Melissa McCarthy and Luke Evans, recently finished filming and is due to be released this year by Hulu.