A Nearly Normal Family

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 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 Free Read [ A Nearly Normal Family ] By [ M.T. Edvardsson ] – rarefishingbooks.co.uk 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 controlli 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
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 to Asia for her trip of a lifetime, while Amina plans to start medical school Everything goes sideways when Stella sneaks back into her parent s home late on
______ 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 ly ______ 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 Shakespeare I would tell lies like truth I d love to find out what happened when all of the lies were finally expose
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 old 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 older businessman, Chris Stella, and her best friend, Amina, had met Chris a few weeks previously The narrative is delivered from the perspective of Adam, Ulrika and Stella, where the focus is less on crime, andon a character driven study of dysfunctional fami
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 av 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 up collar was replaced with the collar of a minister Ulrika, a dedicated defense attorney, regrets the time spent pursuing her career at the expense of her home life Stella, intensely complicated, has just turned eighteen and wishes to flee to Asia in a long planned caravan of a trip All the while, the secrets begin to brew.Stella and her best friend, Amina, are inseparable They meet up with what they believe is the typical young man in a typical bar B
3 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 from the fact that the translation he 3 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 int
3.5 Stars rounded down When you live with Dysfunction, you become Dysfunction Just ask the Sandells They have it down pat When Stella a teenager, is arrested for the murder of a successful businessman, parents Ulrika and Adam are beside themselves Adam is a Pastor whose whole life has been based on honesty His daughter s arrest shakes his belief system to the core Ulrika is an Attorney The law is everything to her and success has always come before all else, even her family As far as 3.5 Stars rounded down When you live with Dysfunction, you become Dysfunction Just ask the Sandells They have it down pat When Stella a teenager, is arrested for the murder of a successful businessman, parents Ulrika and Adam are beside themselves Adam is a Pastor whose whole life has been based on honesty His daughter s arrest shakes his belief system to the core Ulrika is an Attorney The law is everything to her and success has always come before all else, even her family As far as the Sandells are concerned, ethics and morals go out the window when freedom is on the line What price would you pay to hold your family together Stella is just Stella or so her best friend Amina describes her Sounds intriguing, right For me, A Nearly Normal Family was a highly intriguing read, which fell just a tiny bit short of all o
Adam and Ulrika seem like a normal family, trying to bring up their teenage daughter Stella to know right from wrong When Stella is arrested on suspicion of killing Chris Olsen,it comes as a shock to Adam a pastor, who is respected by the community and his hard working Lawyer wife Ulrika.Quote It takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumble This story is told from the points of view both the parents and Stella As each one recollects what happened before and after Adam and Ulrika seem like a normal family, trying to bring up their teenage daughter Stella to know right from wrong When Stella is arrested on suspicion of killing Chris Olsen,it comes as a shock to Adam a pastor, who is respected by the community and his hard working Lawyer wife Ulrika.Quote It takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumble This story is told from the points of view both the parents and Stella As each one recollects what happened before and after the killing, we really get to know them and discover what they have done to protect their family This is a gripping read I was totally engrossed from start to finish What would you do to protect you re daughter If you re morale is tested would you pass the test or would you go against all you believe in for family A must
It takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumbleStella s parents, Pastor Adam and defence attorney Ulrika, struggle to keep their eighteen year old daughter Stella within set boundaries Stella is a force of nature and always does what she wants Her biggest dream is to go backpacking in Asia after the school finishes in a few months The dreams are shattered when Stella comes home in the middle of the night with a blood stained blouse A 32 year old Chris Olsen hIt takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumbleStella s parents, Pastor Adam and defence attorney Ulrika, struggle to keep their eighteen year old daughter Stella within set boundaries Stella is a force of nature and always does what she wants Her biggest dream is to go backpacking in Asia after the school finishes in a few months The dreams are shattered when Stella comes home in the middle of the night with a blood stained blouse A 32 year old Chris Olsen has been stabbed to death and Stell
I enjoyed this novel, which is part family drama, part crime mystery The book opens from the first person perspective of the father, who is a pastor His eighteen year old daughter is being accused of murdering a man fifteen years her senior Stella has always been Daddy s little girl, even if she has been difficult these last few years The second part of the novel is told from the POV of Stella, who is waiting for trial in prison She d always thought Swedish prisons were basically like hotel I enjoyed this novel, which is part family drama, part crime mystery The book opens from the first person perspective of the father, who is a pastor His eighteen year old daughter is being accused of murdering a man fifteen years her senior Stella has always been Daddy s little girl, even if she has been difficult these last few years The second part of the novel is told from the POV of Stella, who is waiting for trial in prison She d always thought Swedish prisons were basically like hotels, but now she knows the cruelty of guards and of being all alone twenty four hours a day, her t
Welcome to small town Sweden, one of the safest prospects of bringing up a daughter Right Wrong Sometimes the biggest evil hides exactly where you not only never look, but where your common sense dictates there s no way it could be hiding.This book is not only a fantastic reminder of a common crime that people like to only appoint to some third world countries sadly, including the US but also a brilliantly atmospheric journey through family life in Sweden.Ever sat down on one of the chairs Welcome to small town Sweden, one of the safest prospects of bringing up a daughter Right Wrong Sometimes the biggest evil hides exactly where you not only never look, but where your common sense dictates there s no way it could be hiding.This book is not only a fantastic reminder of a common crime that people like to only appoint to some third world countries sadly, including the US but also a brilliantly atmospheric journey through family life in Sweden.Ever sat down on one of the chairs inside IKEA and wonder what it would be like if you did it in its home country Well, this book might be a good guide.It s hard to imagine anything wrong with anyone if you live surrounded by such high standards and safety But people are people everywhere And teenagers are teenagers and the actions they take when protecting someone they love will always beor less similar no matter what their hometowns look like, or what their parents teach them.I loved Edvardsson
Why I love itby Angie KimA Nearly Normal Family is so muchthan a typical thriller It s a Scandinavian noir that culminates in a dramatic courtroom sequence It s a murder mystery told by three narrators, none of whom agree on the same version of events And most importantly, it s a compelling family drama, each member trying desperately to keep secrets and lies from the others If you love fast paced thrillers, if you love flawed, real characters with distinctive voices, if you love smart Why I love itby Angie KimA Nearly Normal Family is so muchthan a typical thriller It s a Scandinavian noir that culminates in a dramatic courtroom sequence It s a murder mystery told by three narrators, none of whom agree on the same version of events And most importantly, it s a compelling family drama, each member trying desperately to keep secrets and lies from the others If you love fast paced thrillers, if you love flawed, real characters with distinctive voices, if you love smart puzzles, look no further You ve found your book.Welcome to the nearly but not quite normal worl
The author did a great job of telling the same story, but from 3 very different point of views where whoever the narrator was, they didn t consider themselves the problem but blamed the other two in the family.I m guessing it s because this book was translated, but the writing story just didn t flow easily It was still a good book with a good story that definitely kept me interested, it just felt a little choppy And while none of the characters were particularly likeable, I really enjoyed The author did a great job of telling the same story, but from 3 very different point of views where whoever the narrator was, they didn t consider themselves the problem but blamed the other two in the family.I m guessing it s because this book was translated, but the writing story just didn t flow easily It was still a good book with a good story that definitely kept me interested, it just felt a little choppy A
This unusual crime novel features 3 possibly unreliable narrators a father and mother and their 18 year old daughter Stella The story is written from the point of view of all three Father Adam is a pastor of The Church of Sweden and his wife Ulrika is a lawyer Stella is a real wild child who shocks family and friends alike when she is arrested for murder Adam is a seemingly well respected man who we soon learn is a self righteous so and so with a very unhealthy interest in his daughter s p This unusual crime novel features 3 possibly unreliable narrators a father and mother and their 18 year old daughter Stella The story is written from the point of view of all three Father Adam is a pastor of The Church of Sweden and his wife Ulrika is a lawyer Stella is a real wild child who shocks family and friends alike when she is arrested for murder Adam is a seemingly well respected man who we soon learn is a self righteous so and so with a very unhealthy interest in his daughter s private life Sure, parents should know what their children are doing, but Adam takes it to disturbing extremes
I want to extend thanks to NetGalley and Celadon Books for this thought provoking ARC Classified as a psychological thriller legal drama it is above all an intense probe into dysfunctional family dynamics An 18 old girl, Stella, has been charged with the murder of a 32 year old wealthy businessman, rumoured to be of disreputable reputation Her parents consider themselves to be a normal family of upper middle class status and are concerned about their favoured social standing They are shocke I want to extend thanks to NetGalley and Celadon Books for this thought provoking ARC Classified as a psychological thriller legal drama it is above all an intense probe into dysfunctional family dynamics An 18 old girl, Stella, has been charged with the murder of a 32 year old wealthy businessman, rumoured to be of disreputable reputation Her parents consider themselves to be a normal family of upper middle class status and are concerned about their favoured social standing They are shocked and in denial when their daughter is accused of murder Her father is a pastor of the Church of Sweden in the small ci
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 controlli 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
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 to Asia for her trip of a lifetime, while Amina plans to start medical school Everything goes sideways when Stella sneaks back into her parent s home late on
______ 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 ly ______ 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 Shakespeare I would tell lies like truth I d love to find out what happened when all of the lies were finally expose
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 old 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 older businessman, Chris Stella, and her best friend, Amina, had met Chris a few weeks previously The narrative is delivered from the perspective of Adam, Ulrika and Stella, where the focus is less on crime, andon a character driven study of dysfunctional fami
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 av 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 up collar was replaced with the collar of a minister Ulrika, a dedicated defense attorney, regrets the time spent pursuing her career at the expense of her home life Stella, intensely complicated, has just turned eighteen and wishes to flee to Asia in a long planned caravan of a trip All the while, the secrets begin to brew.Stella and her best friend, Amina, are inseparable They meet up with what they believe is the typical young man in a typical bar B
3 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 from the fact that the translation he 3 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 int
3.5 Stars rounded down When you live with Dysfunction, you become Dysfunction Just ask the Sandells They have it down pat When Stella a teenager, is arrested for the murder of a successful businessman, parents Ulrika and Adam are beside themselves Adam is a Pastor whose whole life has been based on honesty His daughter s arrest shakes his belief system to the core Ulrika is an Attorney The law is everything to her and success has always come before all else, even her family As far as 3.5 Stars rounded down When you live with Dysfunction, you become Dysfunction Just ask the Sandells They have it down pat When Stella a teenager, is arrested for the murder of a successful businessman, parents Ulrika and Adam are beside themselves Adam is a Pastor whose whole life has been based on honesty His daughter s arrest shakes his belief system to the core Ulrika is an Attorney The law is everything to her and success has always come before all else, even her family As far as the Sandells are concerned, ethics and morals go out the window when freedom is on the line What price would you pay to hold your family together Stella is just Stella or so her best friend Amina describes her Sounds intriguing, right For me, A Nearly Normal Family was a highly intriguing read, which fell just a tiny bit short of all o
Adam and Ulrika seem like a normal family, trying to bring up their teenage daughter Stella to know right from wrong When Stella is arrested on suspicion of killing Chris Olsen,it comes as a shock to Adam a pastor, who is respected by the community and his hard working Lawyer wife Ulrika.Quote It takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumble This story is told from the points of view both the parents and Stella As each one recollects what happened before and after Adam and Ulrika seem like a normal family, trying to bring up their teenage daughter Stella to know right from wrong When Stella is arrested on suspicion of killing Chris Olsen,it comes as a shock to Adam a pastor, who is respected by the community and his hard working Lawyer wife Ulrika.Quote It takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumble This story is told from the points of view both the parents and Stella As each one recollects what happened before and after the killing, we really get to know them and discover what they have done to protect their family This is a gripping read I was totally engrossed from start to finish What would you do to protect you re daughter If you re morale is tested would you pass the test or would you go against all you believe in for family A must
It takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumbleStella s parents, Pastor Adam and defence attorney Ulrika, struggle to keep their eighteen year old daughter Stella within set boundaries Stella is a force of nature and always does what she wants Her biggest dream is to go backpacking in Asia after the school finishes in a few months The dreams are shattered when Stella comes home in the middle of the night with a blood stained blouse A 32 year old Chris Olsen hIt takes a long time to build a life, but only an instant for it to crumbleStella s parents, Pastor Adam and defence attorney Ulrika, struggle to keep their eighteen year old daughter Stella within set boundaries Stella is a force of nature and always does what she wants Her biggest dream is to go backpacking in Asia after the school finishes in a few months The dreams are shattered when Stella comes home in the middle of the night with a blood stained blouse A 32 year old Chris Olsen has been stabbed to death and Stell
I enjoyed this novel, which is part family drama, part crime mystery The book opens from the first person perspective of the father, who is a pastor His eighteen year old daughter is being accused of murdering a man fifteen years her senior Stella has always been Daddy s little girl, even if she has been difficult these last few years The second part of the novel is told from the POV of Stella, who is waiting for trial in prison She d always thought Swedish prisons were basically like hotel I enjoyed this novel, which is part family drama, part crime mystery The book opens from the first person perspective of the father, who is a pastor His eighteen year old daughter is being accused of murdering a man fifteen years her senior Stella has always been Daddy s little girl, even if she has been difficult these last few years The second part of the novel is told from the POV of Stella, who is waiting for trial in prison She d always thought Swedish prisons were basically like hotels, but now she knows the cruelty of guards and of being all alone twenty four hours a day, her t
Welcome to small town Sweden, one of the safest prospects of bringing up a daughter Right Wrong Sometimes the biggest evil hides exactly where you not only never look, but where your common sense dictates there s no way it could be hiding.This book is not only a fantastic reminder of a common crime that people like to only appoint to some third world countries sadly, including the US but also a brilliantly atmospheric journey through family life in Sweden.Ever sat down on one of the chairs Welcome to small town Sweden, one of the safest prospects of bringing up a daughter Right Wrong Sometimes the biggest evil hides exactly where you not only never look, but where your common sense dictates there s no way it could be hiding.This book is not only a fantastic reminder of a common crime that people like to only appoint to some third world countries sadly, including the US but also a brilliantly atmospheric journey through family life in Sweden.Ever sat down on one of the chairs inside IKEA and wonder what it would be like if you did it in its home country Well, this book might be a good guide.It s hard to imagine anything wrong with anyone if you live surrounded by such high standards and safety But people are people everywhere And teenagers are teenagers and the actions they take when protecting someone they love will always beor less similar no matter what their hometowns look like, or what their parents teach them.I loved Edvardsson
Why I love itby Angie KimA Nearly Normal Family is so muchthan a typical thriller It s a Scandinavian noir that culminates in a dramatic courtroom sequence It s a murder mystery told by three narrators, none of whom agree on the same version of events And most importantly, it s a compelling family drama, each member trying desperately to keep secrets and lies from the others If you love fast paced thrillers, if you love flawed, real characters with distinctive voices, if you love smart Why I love itby Angie KimA Nearly Normal Family is so muchthan a typical thriller It s a Scandinavian noir that culminates in a dramatic courtroom sequence It s a murder mystery told by three narrators, none of whom agree on the same version of events And most importantly, it s a compelling family drama, each member trying desperately to keep secrets and lies from the others If you love fast paced thrillers, if you love flawed, real characters with distinctive voices, if you love smart puzzles, look no further You ve found your book.Welcome to the nearly but not quite normal worl
The author did a great job of telling the same story, but from 3 very different point of views where whoever the narrator was, they didn t consider themselves the problem but blamed the other two in the family.I m guessing it s because this book was translated, but the writing story just didn t flow easily It was still a good book with a good story that definitely kept me interested, it just felt a little choppy And while none of the characters were particularly likeable, I really enjoyed The author did a great job of telling the same story, but from 3 very different point of views where whoever the narrator was, they didn t consider themselves the problem but blamed the other two in the family.I m guessing it s because this book was translated, but the writing story just didn t flow easily It was still a good book with a good story that definitely kept me interested, it just felt a little choppy A
This unusual crime novel features 3 possibly unreliable narrators a father and mother and their 18 year old daughter Stella The story is written from the point of view of all three Father Adam is a pastor of The Church of Sweden and his wife Ulrika is a lawyer Stella is a real wild child who shocks family and friends alike when she is arrested for murder Adam is a seemingly well respected man who we soon learn is a self righteous so and so with a very unhealthy interest in his daughter s p This unusual crime novel features 3 possibly unreliable narrators a father and mother and their 18 year old daughter Stella The story is written from the point of view of all three Father Adam is a pastor of The Church of Sweden and his wife Ulrika is a lawyer Stella is a real wild child who shocks family and friends alike when she is arrested for murder Adam is a seemingly well respected man who we soon learn is a self righteous so and so with a very unhealthy interest in his daughter s private life Sure, parents should know what their children are doing, but Adam takes it to disturbing extremes
I want to extend thanks to NetGalley and Celadon Books for this thought provoking ARC Classified as a psychological thriller legal drama it is above all an intense probe into dysfunctional family dynamics An 18 old girl, Stella, has been charged with the murder of a 32 year old wealthy businessman, rumoured to be of disreputable reputation Her parents consider themselves to be a normal family of upper middle class status and are concerned about their favoured social standing They are shocke I want to extend thanks to NetGalley and Celadon Books for this thought provoking ARC Classified as a psychological thriller legal drama it is above all an intense probe into dysfunctional family dynamics An 18 old girl, Stella, has been charged with the murder of a 32 year old wealthy businessman, rumoured to be of disreputable reputation Her parents consider themselves to be a normal family of upper middle class status and are concerned about their favoured social standing They are shocked and in denial when their daughter is accused of murder Her father is a pastor of the Church of Sweden in the small ci

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