A Nearly Normal Family

New York Times Book Review recommends M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family and lauds it as a “page-turner” that forces the reader to confront “the compromises we make with ourselves to be the people we believe our beloveds expect”. (NYTimes Book Review Summer Reading Issue)

M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping legal thriller that forces the listener to consider: How far would you go to protect the ones you love? In this twisted narrative of love and murder, a horrific crime makes a seemingly normal family question everything they thought they knew about their life – and one another. 

Eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell stands accused of the brutal murder of a man almost 15 years her senior. She is an ordinary teenager from an upstanding local family. What reason could she have to know a shady businessman, let alone to kill him? 

Stella’s father, a pastor, and mother, a criminal defense attorney, find their moral compasses tested as they defend their daughter, while struggling to understand why she is a suspect. Told in an unusual three-part structure, A Nearly Normal Family asks the questions: How well do you know your own children? How far would you go to protect them?

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2 Comments

Anonymous on June 29, 2019 at 3:00 AM.

Best read this year! I received this book for honest review.🚨 Review 🚨OMG this read was so good and fast read.This one is right out of a movie of you think about it. I like how it tell the 3 parts Father, Daughter, Mother view. I didn’t see what or notice what the mother was planning all this time. How she would do anything for her daughter and best friend daughter. Just to save them both.At the end I had a feeling it was the daughter.BestFriends 4-ever!Something bad happen and…

Anonymous on June 29, 2019 at 3:04 AM.

A family drama trying to be Nordic noir. I know I complained before about the lack of truly summery weather, but seriously y’all, WHERE IS SUMMER?? How am I supposed to read in the pool, or drink vodka on the patio, or do whatever else people do when they go outside (not super clear on that)?I seriously want a do-over. This is road apples (keepin’ it clean for the Amazon censors).There is one thing that was OK about this lousy weather though, and it’s that as I was reading A Nearly Normal Family, with its rich…