A Nearly Normal Family

18 year old Stella is suddenly accused of murdering a man 15 years older than her. Confusion within her family immediately ensues as she is taken into custody and isolated from her family. The book follows troubled Stella’s relationship with the victim and constantly keeps us on our toes as we try to decide who did what and who was right and who was wrong. Was 32 year old Christopher a psychopath? Was Stella prone to violence? Did she do it? This kept me guessing and while it was an unputdownable thriller, it also dealt with bigger stuff: morality… lying for your child… rape… it was dark, and definitely made me think!