A Nearly Normal Family

A Nearly Normal Family Review

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?

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    A Nearly Normal Family Reviews

  • Tammy

    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 ou...

  • Kaceey

    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 seve...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    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...

  • Felicia

    ______"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 t...

  • Susanne  Strong

    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 busin...

  • Katie B

    I can't get enough of family dramas and this was one of the better ones I have read recently. I thought the family dynamics were fascinating and the mystery of whether the daughter was innocent or gui...

  • Holly  B

    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 t...

  • Linda

    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...

  • Paromjit

    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 hig...

  • Theresa Alan

    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 o...