Just An Ordinary Family

Just An Ordinary Family : You can choose your friends ...

4.07 (2,228 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.07 (2,228 ratings by Goodreads)

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Jodi Picoult meets Liane Moriarty 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 in creating utterly addictive storytelling that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27mm | 685g
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0648883132
  • 9780648883135
  • 2,437,840

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"Set to be the next Big Little Lies. Part-Liane Moriarty, part-Jodi Picoult, Just an Ordinary Family is a compelling drama about a seemingly 'ordinary' family that implodes after a domino effect of lies, betrayals, disappointments and regrets."-Mamamia on Just An Ordinary Family

"Fiona Lowe weaves an extraordinary story of loss, love and forgiveness."-Glam Adelaide on Just An Ordinary Family

"The undisputed queen of Australian small town fiction ... Fiona's trademark mix of engaging, well described characters and interesting social issues will draw you in."-Canberra Weekly on Just An Ordinary Family

"This is a true family drama and tale of sacrifice, betrayal and ultimately forgiveness."- Kiddo Magazine on Just An Ordinary Family
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2,228 ratings
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4 44% (988)
3 18% (410)
2 3% (70)
1 1% (16)
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