REVIEW: A Nearly Normal Family

Stella is an eighteen year old who does not quite fit in with her family or classmates. She and her best friend spend their time as teens do and she begins an affair with an older man. When he turns up dead, the suspicion quickly falls to her. We follow the trial and all the events that lead up to it to find out what happened and who is truly guilty.

I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded with the different timelines and POVs. This story shows just how far people will go to protect the ones they love. It touches upon ethics and the impact of religion on this family’s choices. I did have an inkling how it was going to end up before it unravelled but I still enjoyed the ride.

This one has been on my shelf for ages, not sure why I left it so long. When I was approved on Netgalley for the audiobook, it rocketed back to the top of my list. I knew Richard Armitage would make for a fabulous narrator, and in fact all three were fabulous.

Thanks to MacMillan Audio for the gifted access via Netgalley. All opinions above are my own.

Do you have a “normal” family? Or are you firmly entrenched in a bunch of bananas (but at least they are your bananas)?

Published by openmypages

I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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