A Nearly Normal Family




      A Nearly Normal Family
M.T Edvardsson s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping legal thriller that forces the reader 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 fifteen 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 Download A Nearly Normal Family – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • A Nearly Normal Family
  • M.T. Edvardsson
  • 23 October 2019
  • 1250204437

10 thoughts on “ A Nearly Normal Family

  1. Meredith says:

    We were a perfectly ordinary family, and then everything changed A Nearly Normal Family is a tautly written psychological thriller about an 18 year old girl accused of murder Her seemingly perfect parents will do whatever it takes to protect her, even if it means destroying their family18 year old Stella is accused of murdering her lover Her father, Adam a pastor, and her mother, Ulrika a high power attorney, are determined to free their daughter Doing so forces them to come to termsWe were a perfectly ordinary family, and then everything changed A Nearly Normal Family is a tautly written psychological thriller about an 18 year old girl accused of murder Her seemingly perfect parents will do whatever it takes to protect her, even if it means destroying their family18 year old Stella is accused of murdering her lover Her father, Adam a pastor, and her mother, Ulrika a high power attorney, are determined to free their daughter Doing so forces them to come to terms with who they really are, exposing their flaws and crumbling their carefully crafted facade of a perfect family.The narrative is broken up into three parts, and each part is told by a different perspective The perfect father, the rebellious daughter, and the strong, powerful mother Each ...

  2. Kaceey says:

    This book just didn t work out for me the way I d hoped I read some fantastic reviews and was anxious to dig into this one, but for some reason it just never clicked with me Stella is seventeen and enjoying as much time as possible with her best friend Amina Their carefree days are growing short as they both begin the journey into adulthood Stella is off to Asia for her trip of a lifetime, while Amina plans to start medical school Everything goes sideways when Stella sneaks back into her This book just didn t work out for me the way I d hoped I read some fantastic reviews and was anxious to dig into this one, but for some reason it just never clicked with me Stella is seventeen and enjoying as much time as possible with her best friend Amina Their carefree days are growing short as they both begin the journey into adulthood Stella is off ...

  3. Tammy says:

    Celadon should be to commercial fiction what Kleenex is to tissue In other words, this imprint should be a brand name I haven t read everything they ve published but what I have read has been outstanding These folks know what they re doing A Nearly Normal Family is not your average legal thriller There is a murder, a trial and we don t know who dun it but the family dynamics play an even greater role The story is told in three parts from each member of a small nuclear family the Celadon should be to commercial fiction what Kleenex is to t...

  4. Debbie says:

    A slow burn that s hot 4.5, rounded upI usually don t like slow burns, but this crime drama had a fire that warmed me right up Did the nearly normal daughter commit this heinous crime Did the nearly normal parents act normally Here is what the husband said about their livesOn Monday nights, my wife went to yoga and on Thursdays I played tennis We had a mortgage, which we dutifully made payments on we sorted our trash and used our blinkers an...

  5. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Book of the Month choice for June 20193 3.5 STARSI can see why this slow burning legal thriller is garnering loads of hype it s the perfect example of a steady building of suspense that explodes into a tantalizing climax that, for my part anyway, I didn t quite see coming Based on this alone, I would whole heartedly recommend this book to readers searching for a substantial thriller full of meaty characterization and deep introspection into family dynamics and secrets My issues mainly stemmed Book of the Month choice for June 20193 3.5 STARSI can see why this slow burning legal thriller is garnering load...

  6. Lindsay - Traveling Sister says:

    4.5 stars Kept me highly intrigued and guessing from start to finish Eighteen year old Stella s father is a pastor Her mother is a criminal defence attorney They paint the portrait of the picture perfect family until the day Stella is arrested for murder How could she be connected to an older mans brutal death Stella s parents are devastated as she is held in prison awaiting her trial They do whatever they can to support their daughter.This novel is told through three interesting 4.5 stars Kept me highly intrigued and guessing from start to finish Eighteen year old Stella s father is a pastor Her mother is a criminal defence attorney They pai...

  7. Felicia says:

    ______ What is a lie Just as there are different sorts of truths, there must be different sorts of lies White lies, for example I ve never shied away from those Better a kind lie than a hurtful truth, I ve always thought But of course, this was different This is a complex multi layered domestic drama that kept me chewing my cuticles until the very end Every character in this book is lying.A pastor and fatherA lawyer and motherTheir teen daughter and murder suspectAnd a best friendEach ______ What is a lie Just as there are different sorts of truths, there must be different sorts of lies White lies, for example I ve never shied away from those Better a kind lie than a hurtful truth, I ve always thought But of course, this was different This is a complex multi layered domestic drama that kept me chewing my cuticles until the very end Every character in this book is lying.A pastor and fatherA lawyer and motherTheir teen daughter and murder suspectAnd a best friendEach lying to law enforcement, lying to each other and to themselves in an effort to protect someone they love, to preserve a family portrait that had begun to crack well before the current dilemma and to ultimately protect themselves.This story is rife with ethical quandaries that gave me pause onthan one occasion to consider what I might do if presented with the same circumstances To loosely quote Shakespear...

  8. Paromjit says:

    MT Edvardsson writes a compelling psychological thriller in the dark and disturbing Scandi Noir tradition which gives the reader insights into Swedish law Set in the small Swedish city of Lund, a highly respectable and upstanding local family, Adam, a Church of Sweden pastor, his wife, Ulrika, an ambitious go getting criminal defense lawyer, are horrified and shocked when their strong willed, volatile teenage daughter, Stella, is arrested on suspicion of the brutal murder of a wealthy shady MT Edvardsson writes a compelling psychological thriller in the dark and disturbing Scandi Noir tradition which gives the reader insights into Swedish law Set in the small Swedish city of Lund, a highly respectable and upstanding local family, Adam, a Church of Sweden pastor, his wife, Ulrika, an ambitious go getting criminal defense lawyer, are horrified and shocked when their strong willed, volatile t...

  9. Holly B says:

    A murder mystery, some courtroom drama and a family trying to hold it together Set in a Swedish city, a respectable family of three Adam, a pastor, his wife Ulrika who is a defense attorney and their 18 y o daughter, Stella They are about to hit the worst speed bump in their lives Stella is arrested for murder.Absolutely loved the narrative that gave the perspective from all three family members We learn some secrets from their past, how they are dealing with the crime and some actions A murder mystery, some courtroom drama and a family trying to hold it together Set in a Swedish city, ...

  10. Linda says:

    Whose truth is nothing but the truth M.T Edvardsson presents a heavy domestic drama wrapped around the Sandell family From all indications this is a small, compact little family of Adam, Ulrika, and Stella As the layers are peeled back, there s quite a bit beneath the surface.Edvardsson sets his story down within the town of Lund in Sweden There s a definite pendulum that swings back and forth in regard to their ever changing identities Adam, a pastor in the Church of Sweden, was once an Whose truth is nothing but the truth M.T Edvardsson presents a heavy domestic drama wrapped around the Sandell family From all indications this is a small, compact little family of Adam, Ulrika, and Stella As the layers are peeled back, there s quite a bit beneath the surface.Edvardsson sets his story down within the town of Lund in Sweden There s a definite pendulum that swings back and forth in regard to their ever changing identities Adam, a pastor in the Church of Sweden, was once an avowed atheist until his pulled u...

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