I had high hopes for this book. I had seen many people who like this book and was hoping to love it as much as them, but I was a little disappointed. I think the story as a whole was intriguing, but I had a hard time really liking the characters. I also got a little bored with the story going back in the past so much. I understand that the author was wanting to give background into the characters, but I ended up getting bored and felt it took away from the main part of the story itself. I enjoyed the fact that the author wrote the story from the different perspectives of the characters. I would give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Thank you to NetGalley and Celadon Books for the ARC. This book will be published June 25th.
Eighteen-year-old Stella Sandell 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?