Liane Moriarty meets Jodi Picoult in this tensely negotiated story of family ties, betrayal and sacrifice.
Every family has its secrets...
Alice Hunter is smarting from the raw deal life has thrown her way: suddenly single, jobless and forced to move home to her parents' tiny seaside town. And now she faces an uncomfortable truth. She wants her twin sister Libby's enviable life.
Libby's closest friend Jess Dekic has been around the Hunter family for so long she might as well be blood. She's always considered herself a sister closer to Libby than Alice ever could be...
Libby Hunter has all of life's boxes ticked: prominent small-town doctor, gorgeous husband and two young daughters. But when she is betrayed by those she loves most, it reveals how tenuous her world is...
For Karen Hunter, her children are a double-edged sword of pain and pride. She's always tried to guide her girls through life's pitfalls, but how do you protect your children when they're adults?
As the family implodes, the fallout for these four women will be inescapable...
Bestselling Australian author Fiona Lowe wields a deft hand, creating utterly addictive storytelling that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is.
'Fiona's insight into the fickle nature of life, the way relationships evolve, what a tough gig parenting can be and how best intentions can so easily come undone makes it simple to identify with her characters and lends an authentic resonance to this roller-coaster story.' - Australian Country
'Fiona Lowe weaves an extraordinary story of loss, love, and forgiveness.' - GLAM Adelaide
'If you loved Big Little Lies, you'll want to devour Fiona Lowe's Just an Ordinary Family next.' - Mamamia
'Drama, upheaval and family secrets feature in the latest novel by Fiona Lowe, the undisputed queen of Australian small-town fiction...a moving character-driven tale that steadily draws you into itsthrall.' -Canberra Weekly
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fiona Lowe has proved herself a highly accomplished writer of addictive thrillers with novels including A Home Like Ours and Birthright. Here, she crafts an absorbing tale of four women bound by blood and deep friendship—but suddenly forced to negotiate grievous betrayal. It’s a story bolstered by the depth with which Lowe draws her characters. Alice, returning back to the family home in the idyllic-but-claustrophobic seaside town is a complete picture of simmering sibling jealousy. Libby, the sibling in question, seemingly has it all—including Jess, an adoring best friend, and a close relationship to Karen, the girls’ mother who’s harbouring haunting secrets.
A very captivating novel and so much in-depth detail on theses characters lives that you bring them out of the book with you, instead of just stepping into their world. A truly wonderful read and quite captivating.
Enjoyed getting to know the characters and loved the sleepy little town in which it’s set.
This book enthralled me! Lots of things happened that I didn’t expect - love when that happens!! So so good!!