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Just an Ordinary Family

Narrated by: Rebecca Macauley
Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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....

Best-selling Australian author Fiona Lowe wields a deft hand, creating utterly addictive storytelling that will have you questioning your own perceptions of what family is. 

Praise:

"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 its thrall." (Canberra Weekly)

©2020 Fiona Lowe (P)2020 HarperAudio

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Wow this was a roller coaster of emotion! Loved every second and didn’t predict anything!!

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  • 21-04-2020

Thoroughly enjoyable

It's one of those books you just don't want to finish. Easy listening but with a few twists. Characters are very believable