A Nearly Normal Family (Hardcover)

By M.T. Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles (Translated by)

Celadon Books, 9781250204431, 400pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2019

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Description

M.T. Edvardsson’s A Nearly Normal Family is a gripping psychological 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 each other.

Seventeen-year-old Stella 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?



About the Author

M.T. Edvardsson is a writer and teacher from Trelleborg, Sweden. He is the author of three previous novels and two books for young readers in Sweden. Edvardsson lives with his family in Löddeköpinge, Sweden.


Praise For A Nearly Normal Family

"A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY is a canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller. A 17-year-old teenager is accused of murdering a 32-year-old man, provoking a crisis for every person close to her and challenging the commandments of the law as they confront the bonds of love and family life."
—Scott Turow, Author of Presumed Innocent and Testimony

“M. T. Edvardsson has written a deceptive and riveting novel. A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY will make you question everything you know about those closest to you.”
—Karin Slaughter, Author of 18 international bestsellers