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?
“A deceptive and riveting novel that will make you question everything you know about those closest to you.”
Karin Slaughter, Author of 18 international bestsellers
"An intensely suspenseful legal thriller."
Scott Turow, Author of Presumed Innocent and Testimony
"A Nearly Normal Family is a brilliant thriller. This is crime fiction at its best."
Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling crime novelist
"A layered, intelligent novel that will force any parent to consider exactly how far they would go to protect their child."
Fiona Cummins, Author of the bestselling Bone Collector Series
Sandie Jones, author of The Other Woman
"Gripped. I couldn’t put it down."
Michelle Frances, bestselling author of The Girlfriend
"Page turner. Great storytelling."
Adam Hamdy, screen writer and author of the Pendulum trilogy
Stina Jackson, Author of The Silver Road, Best Crime novel Sweden 2018
"Well written story!"
Katarzyna Puzyńska, Author of several bestselling crime novels in Poland