Just an Ordinary Family

Liane Moriarty meets Jodi Picoult in this tensely negotiated story of family ties, betrayal and sacrifice.

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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.

My Review

I was super excited to read this book by Fiona Lowe her previous book ‘Home Fires’ stayed with me long after I read it and I knew I was in for a treat with this story.

This story it about the Hunter Family and is set in the small coastal town of Kurnai Bay. Libby is the local doctor and is happily married with two daughters, her sister Alice has returned to the bay after living in Melbourne. Then there is Jess, Libby’s best friend and single mother to Leo. There are many secrets that will be revealed. But you are going to have to read it to find out.

Fiona takes you on a rollercoaster of a ride with twist and turns that you will not expect. The characters are written fantastically and you will relate to them and feel everyone of their emotions. You will be drawn into their dramas and betrayals and you will struggle to put this one down until the end.

Just an Ordinary Family is a tremendous story that I highly recommend.

5 Cup


Book Details

Just an Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe
ISBN: 9781489257352
ISBN 10: 1489257357
Imprint: HQ Fiction – AU
On Sale: 24/02/2020
Pages: 528
List Price: $32.99 AUD
Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Women

About the Author

Fiona Lowe

FIONA LOWE has been a midwife, a sexual health counsellor and a family support worker; an ideal career for an author who writes novels about family and relationships. She spent her early years in Papua New Guinea where, without television, reading was the entertainment and it set up a lifelong love of books. Although she often re-wrote the endings of books in her head, it was the birth of her first child that prompted her to write her first novel. A recipient of the prestigious USA RITA® award and the Australian RuBY award, Fiona writes books that are set in small country towns. They feature real people facing difficult choices and explore how family ties and relationships impact on their decisions.

When she’s not writing stories, she’s a distracted wife, mother of two ‘ginger’ sons, a volunteer in her community, guardian of eighty rose bushes, a slave to a cat, and is often found collapsed on the couch with wine. You can find her at her website, fionalowe.com, and on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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