A Good Family: A Novel (Paperback)
New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winner Matt Goldman's A Good Family is a gripping, emotional thrill ride about the secrets hidden underneath a picture-perfect neighborhood.
Katie Kuhlmann's marriage is falling apart. But she has a secure job, her children are healthy, and her house, a new construction in the prestigious Country Club neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota, is beautiful. She can almost ignore the way her husband, Jack, has been acting--constantly checking his phone, not going to work, disappearing from the house only to show up again without explanation.
Tension in the Kuhlmann house only gets worse when Adam "Bagman" Ross, a mutual friend from college, happens to be in the neighborhood and in need of a place to stay. Jack is quick to welcome him into the sanctity of their home, but Jack's strange behavior only gets worse, and Katie fears their new guest is also harboring a dark secret. As she begins to uncover the truth, she realizes that something is terribly wrong--and she must race to protect her family as danger closes in.
About the Author
Matt Goldman is a playwright and Emmy Award-winning television writer for Seinfeld, Ellen, and other shows. He brings his signature storytelling abilities and light touch to his Nils Shapiro series, which begins with Gone to Dust. He lives in Minnesota with his wife, pets, and whichever children happen to be around.
Praise for Matt Goldman
"First-class...The often amusing dialogue flows naturally, the emotional undercurrents ring true, and the mystery itself offers a full complement of suspects and motives. This novel about love, loss, and family ties isn’t to be missed." —Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Carolina Moonset
“Goldman has an unerring ear for snappy dialogue and a poet’s eye for the beauty of nature. This is a compelling story of how the past is never truly the past, and how we make sense of the gifts that are offered us in every present moment. I loved this book.”—William Kent Krueger, on Carolina Moonset
“A writer to watch.” —Harlan Coben
“A perfect blend of light touch and dark story.” —Lee Child on Gone to Dust
“Goldman seasons the complicated puzzle with healthy doses of dry wit and meaningful secondary stories for his characters. ” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on The Shallows
"Goldman ramps up the suspense...[a] well-constructed plot that leads to a surprising, “oh my goodness” moment that makes perfect sense." —South Florida Sun Sentinel, on A Good Family