A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Hey hey! I read one of my Book of the Month picks! 🤘 only 30 left to read 🤣
#bookreview of A Nearly Normal Family by @mattiasedvardssonforf
Let me say, I loved this book! I picked it for BOTM and when it came I was just compelled to pick it up and actually read it right away, and I’m glad I did!
I thought it was a taut, gripping, psychological family drama thriller. Is that enough adjectives? Lol. I’d recommend this book to anyone. 400 pages flew by.
It’s told in three perspectives, each with their own chunk of the book. Adam, the father and pastor. Stella, the daughter and murder suspect. And Ulrika, the mother and defense attorney.
I bought into that 100%. I liked the switch in narrative. I liked seeing the story piece together from different perspectives. Having pieces of the story fall into place.
The general premise is – what would you do to protective your family, more specifically your child? Would you lie? Would you perjure yourself in court? Do you implicitly trust your child even when you don’t know what actually happened?
Of course, this was put to the ultimate test by the simple fact that the dad was a pastor, generally thought to be very ethical and not apt to lie, and the mom was a defense attorney, who knows right from wrong and is supposed to protect the law and trust the system.
Absolutely loved it. Let me also say, now that I’m done with the book I read some reviews and their good! But a fair amount of them also use the word “slow burn”. That word puts me off cause when I hear it I think Woa boy, this book will be hard for me to get through then, I’ll need to practice patience that I don’t have. I didn’t feel the slow burn with this book. I hung on every page and never wanted to stop reading! So for my personal tastes, it didn’t feel like a slow burn to me, though I can understand why this book could be labelled that way!
5 solid stars from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️