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A Nearly Normal Family
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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. Eighteen-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?
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ImperfectCJ
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Mehso-so

A young woman is charged with murder, but the pieces aren't lining up. Everyone has a reason to prevaricate so it's not clear who---if anyone---can be trusted.

Told in three voices, this novel addresses the messiness and malleability of "truth." Engaging at first, the courtroom stuff lost me, as did the anachronistic Axe body spray. The novel left me coveting the bikeability of Swedish roadways.

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Courtneyjo_reads
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Pickpick

5 ⭐️!

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Courtneyjo_reads
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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#lastcurrentnext challenge!

Last: Turn of the Key
Current: The Last Time I Lied and A Nearly Normal Family
Next: Fahrenheit 451

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Courtneyjo_reads
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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#currentlyreading #2
What are you currently reading?

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Cathythoughts
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Mehso-so

I started this one , then I put it into #hibernation... then I took it out again & thought it was ok ... I definitely skimmed a lot towards the end ... a real “So-So” for me ...

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Marina_h
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Great read to finish my summer holidays! I enjoyed the crime/mystery part but even more I enjoyed the family drama and how it's told from three different perspectives. I found all three voices interesting and liked how they added more and more details to the story.
⭐⭐⭐⭐

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OriginalCyn620
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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My #readinggoals for September: read these books (I‘m trying to get through my backlog of #BOTM books!) and to read one book a month on my #kindle. This month it will be Animal Farm for Banned Books Week.
#SelfImprovementSept
#septembertbr

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!! I need to do the same!! 📚📚 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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This should be subtitled “The Perils of Parenting in 2019 When Your Teen is Accused of Killing a Much Older Man.” A lawyer mom and pastor dad with different parenting styles offer their perspectives. Edvardsson weaves it all together with the teen‘s viewpoint as well. He shifts us to past and present but keeps it mostly clear. It‘s a good twisty Swedish thriller! (TW: rape)

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #botm

Djspens Reading this now, I'm enjoying it! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Djspens I thought it was pretty good! 3mo
Cathythoughts Great review👍🏻 I will push it up the pile now 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Thanks! Hope you enjoy it, once you get to it. 3mo
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DeeLew
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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I was going to put myself on a book buying ban but it‘s the annual Book Haul event at Barnes & Noble. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Here‘s a glimpse at my afternoon plans. Doesn‘t get much better than this!

JennyM Have a great afternoon - you‘re all set 👍 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Looks like a great plan! 3mo
CaroPi It can get better... Get more cookies 🤣 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CaroPi Haha. Actually, I did have a couple more later in the day. They‘re delish! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JennyM @ephemeralwaltz Thanks! It was lovely. ♥️📚👊🏻 3mo
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Lexeegee
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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So many plot twists. Just when you think you know, you don‘t.

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Rothdell
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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My girlfriend bought this lovely tray for our coffee table (I have no style... she dresses me too haha) and it‘s perfect for my sketchbook, current book I‘m reading, and other strange everyday stuff I may use! #Aesthetics

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Lovesbooks87
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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I don't want to say to much about this book because it is my pick for this round of #LMPBC. All I will say is this book shows how far parents will go to protect their child. I would give this book a trigger warning. It does talk about sexual assault but it wasn't in graphic detail. It is also the first time I have read one of my #botm books in I don't know how long.

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paramegan
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Found this super hard to start and get into bc I thought I just didn't like the authors writing style, but it has 3 POVs and I realized it was just for that particular character and by the end I was shook. So good. Several plot twists and you never really know whats going down lol🤷‍♀️

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kpowers784
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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I really enjoyed this book. It starts slow and keeps building until I couldn't put it down. I like how it is told in three parts and three different insights. It is a great read!

Thank you Celadon Books and M.T. Edvardsson for the ARC to read and review.

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kezzlou85
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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This story is told in three parts, the first is the dad. Then its Stella herself, followed by her mother. The story follows the arrest and subsequent trial with flashbacks from each character explaining how they ended up here. The plot was really interesting and I thought the ending was brilliant. The story flows well and I loved that it was broken up by the different characters so you really felt each emotion. #Netgalley

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Rothdell
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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When one book is done... I‘m only 40 pages in and I just can‘t stop!! And it‘s such a compelling thriller already. Sadly, books costs money and I prefer reading inside, so I must go to work... And it‘s my Book of the Month choice! Do you any one of you have a subscription like me? #bot #bookofthemonth

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻📚 4mo
Rothdell @Eggs Thank you! 4mo
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Lexeegee
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Ready for 5 days off work. Might as well start it off with a new book.

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kelseynicburke
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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A nearly normal family with a chainsaw — I would 100% read that

julesG 😂😂😂 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha! 4mo
Patchshank The last wish with a chainsaw 4mo
BookHoarder32 Dine with Me with a chainsaw.. 4mo
emtobiasz Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective with a chainsaw 😳 4mo
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BookwormM
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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#ANearlyNormalFamily #Netgalley #ARC

An interesting murder mystery told from the viewpoints of 3 members of the same family; mum, dad and Stella the daughter accused of murder.

How far would you go to protect your child? What moral boundaries would you cross?

Full review here

https://thereadersroom.org/2019/07/09/a-nearly-normal-family-by-m-t-edvardsson/

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LazyLibrary
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An engaging courtroom thriller told from 3 pov‘s, the father, a pastor, the daughter, the murder suspect, & the mother, a defense attorney. The story had enough mystery to keep the reader turning pages, but I enjoyed the humanity in each section. The struggles of a pastor to do what‘s necessary for his family, the hardships of being a teen & finding your purpose, a working mother‘s guilt. Not overly exciting, but still a good read #botm

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KayJaysReads
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Mehso-so

Interesting story. I like the perspective of the three family members but felt the self-loathing aspects

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TrishB
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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A good psychological thriller! What would you do for your kids? Where do you draw the line?

Cathythoughts Great !! It‘s getting a pick ... look forward to reading this one 👍🏻 5mo
BookwormM I am currently reading this 👍 5mo
LeahBergen This one has piqued my interest! 5mo
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TrishB @Cathythoughts my theory didn‘t pan out! 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB @BookwormM hope you‘re enjoying 👍🏻 5mo
TrishB @LeahBergen it was a good train read 👍🏻 twisty and interesting! 5mo
BookwormM I am. Only 20% in at the moment but it‘s good 👍 5mo
JennyM I have this to read next! 5mo
TrishB @JennyM cool 👍🏻 5mo
Cinfhen Really liked this one!!! 5mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I had a little debate with myself, would I? 5mo
Cinfhen The mom‘s actions didn‘t feel real. But the dad was 💯 believable in his thoughts/ decisions 5mo
TrishB @Cinfhen yes, rather than putting a major sub plot together I think we would all be tempted to the knee jerk alibi reaction! 5mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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I just want to stay home with my friends today. ❤️ Three days until vacay.

MicheleinPhilly The struggle is real! 5mo
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kstadt929
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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It‘s here!!!!! Along with my new tote ❤️❤️❤️ #botm

WhatWouldJaneDo Loved this one! I hope you enjoy it! 6mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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A purring kitten and time to read in the middle of the day. Today I'm living my best life 😎

dgingo Yes—yes you are! 😻📖 6mo
hjreviews I love how long haired cats look like their wearing pantaloons 😍😂 6mo
rretzler 😻 6mo
Susannah Same, @hjreviews! I used to have three cats that were all medium-to-long hair, and I would always joke about their “kitteh pant-a-lons.” 😜 6mo
DebinHawaii Beautiful! 🐱❤️ 5mo
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Courtneyjo_reads
A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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BOTM time! I picked A Nearly Normal Family and A Woman is no Man!

CouronneDhiver Nice flowers! 🌸 6mo
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