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A Nearly Normal Family

(2019)
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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 15 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?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An utterly compelling premise . . . a layered, intelligent novel." - Fiona Cummins

"Any parent will be gripped by this book . . . I couldn't put it down." - Michelle Frances

"An unsettling page turner. Highly Recommended." - Adam Hamdy

"I couldn't go to bed until I finished it. Effortlessly brilliant." - Sandie Jones

"Tore through this in a matter of days . . . A cracking read!" - T M Logan

"A deceptive and riveting novel." - Karin Slaughter

"An absolutely fantastic read . . . I can see why it's being pitched as the big one for 2019." - Jo Spain

"A canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller." - Scott Turow


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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A gripping, page-turning thriller with a shocking twist
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-5290-0812-3 / 978-1-5290-0812-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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June 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-250-20443-7 / 978-1-250-20443-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celadon Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-250-20459-3 / 978-1-250-20459-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celadon Books
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December 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A gripping, page-turning thriller with a shocking twist
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-5290-0814-X / 978-1-5290-0814-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A gripping, page-turning thriller with a shocking twist
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-5290-0813-1 / 978-1-5290-0813-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-250-23112-4 / 978-1-250-23112-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Celadon Books
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-5290-2895-7 / 978-1-5290-2895-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
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August 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-5290-2896-5 / 978-1-5290-2896-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
ISBN: 1-250-22124-2 / 978-1-250-22124-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publisher: Macmillan
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson, Rachel Wilson-Broyles - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family
Author(s): M T Edvardsson, Rachel Wilson-Broyles - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A gripping, page-turning thriller with a shocking twist
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A gripping, page-turning thriller with a shocking twist
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2019 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
Publisher: Celadon Books
Availability: Amazon   


June 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel
Author(s): M T Edvardsson
Publisher: Celadon Books
Availability: Amazon CA