A Nearly Normal Family by M. T. Edvardsson audiobook

A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel

By M. T. Edvardsson
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Read by Richard Armitage , Emily Watson , and Georgia Maguire

Macmillan Audio 9781250204431
12.53 Hours Unabridged
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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 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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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 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An intense legal thriller that successfully plays realistic, gripping emotion against a shocking legal twist. Booklist
At its core, A Nearly Normal Family asks: How well do you know your loved ones? Or your best friend? Or anyone? Whom can you trust? Edvardsson doesn't give easy answers, and even throws in commentary about the Swedish legal system when it comes to determining guilt or innocence. But the author raises provocative questions, wraps them up in a propulsive thriller and delivers an ultra-satisfying read that's far from ordinary. Shelf Awareness
A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY is a canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller. A 18-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
Edvardsson ably weaves themes of parental guilt and sacrifice into a nuanced family drama. Kirkus
Really great courtroom thriller, perfect for summer. Amazon Book Review Podcast
“A canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller.” Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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
Compelling. NYTimes Book Review Podcast
A Nearly Normal Family is a brilliant thriller, another masterpiece of Scandinavian noir…This is crime fiction at its best.” Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: M. T. Edvardsson

Author Bio: M. T. Edvardsson

M. T. Edvardsson is a writer and teacher from Trelleborg, Sweden. He is the author of multiple novels and books for young readers. A Nearly Normal Family is his first novel published in the United States.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 12.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English