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A Good Family [Reading] ➶ A Good Family Author A.H. Kim – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Beth is the darling of God Halsa a pharmaceutical giant and she’s got the outrageous salary and lifestyle to prove it Until she lands in white collar women’s prison thanks to a high profile whistl Beth is the darling of God Halsa a pharmaceutical giant and she’s got the outrageous salary and lifestyle to prove it Until she lands in A Good ePUB í white collar women’s prison thanks to a high profile whistleblower suitSam Beth’s husband is the golden boy who has never had to do anything for himself Until his wife goes to jail and he’s left to raise two daughters on his ownLise the au pair is the whistleblower But is she Everyone knows she’s not clever enough to have done it aloneHannah Sam’s sister is devoted to her family There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for themEva Beth’s sister is the smart one read not the pretty oneMartin Beth’s brother is the firstborn the heir to it all But what is he hidingSomeone knows something Someone betrayed BethThis is the story of the Min Lindstroms This is the story of the all American family as it implodes under the weight of secrets lies and the unchecked desire for wealth and power.

  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • A Good Family
  • A.H. Kim
  • English
  • 04 July 2015
  • 9781525804588

About the Author: A.H. Kim

AH Kim immigrated to the US as a young child She was educated at Harvard College and Berkeley Law School where she was an editor A Good ePUB í of the California Law ReviewAH Kim is a practicing attorney proud mother of two sons longtime cancer survivor and community volunteer She and her husband live in San Francisco A GOOD FAMILY is her first novel.



10 thoughts on “A Good Family

  1. Denise Denise says:

    A beautifully written debut from AH Kim that I really wanted to love but in the end while I didn't dislike it I just found myself somewhere in the lukewarm middle I kept reading that it was a domestic suspense that will keep you guessing While it is truly a domestic suspense ripe with secrets lies and deception; unfortunately it did not keep me guessing If you read many suspensethrillers the ending will not really surprise you as the clues were pretty easy to follow The book begins with the pretentious Min Lindstrom clan gathering at their plush vacation home to say farewell to one of the family members Beth who is heading to prison as the result of a whistle blower suit Beth Lindstrom wife to Sam Min and mother to two young daughters is also a top marketing executive at a big pharmaceutical company who has been charged with deceptively marketing a popular attention deficit disorder drug which led to at least one death Held up as a public example of corporate greed and executive excess Beth receives a lengthy prison sentence The family all gathers to say good bye and to discuss how to keep the family together for the girls' sake I thought it was all a bit confusing and jumbled from the get go The story is told in alternative POVs from Beth and Hannah Min Sam's sister Hannah is a single unassuming legal librarian and extremely devoted sister to Sam and aunt to Sam and Beth's two daughters Once Beth goes to prison Hannah also becomes Beth's lifeline to the outside world and eventually Beth asks Hannah to help her figure out who in her inner circle betrayed her There are numerous suspects Beth's jealous sister Eva; shady lobbyist brother Martin; ex lover Charlotte; and even Sam himself This is where I found the waters just a bit too murky The other characters all sort of blurred together as none of their stories really stood out to me and the relationship between Beth Charlotte and Sam was just bizarre I did enjoy Beth's chapters in prison that is where Kim shines they were believable interesting and not too over the top While none of the characters are extremely likable I grew to begrudgingly respect Beth On the other hand I couldn't stand Hannah which I don't think was Kim's intent; but her character turned me off in every way Eventually the truth comes to light and motivations become clear and everyone must come to terms with the conseuences of their actions and how those actions impact their relationships with each other Overall a well written debut that has moments of brilliance but I just couldn't fully embrace it for some reason Most other reviewers seem to have found it much compelling than I though so take it for what it's worth but for me it was a solid 3 star read

  2. Janet Janet says:

    When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you have nothing to do while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation superspeed readers like me can read 250 pageshour so yes I have read the book and many today I have played a zillion games of scrabble done a zillion crosswords and I AM BOREDI reuested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review From the publisher as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸Keep your family close and your enemies closerBeth is the darling of God Halsa a pharmaceutical giant and she’s got the outrageous salary and lifestyle to prove it Until she lands in white collar women’s prison thanks to a high profile whistleblower suit Sam Beth’s husband used to be the town’s most eligible bachelor and he’s never had to do anything for himself Until his wife goes to jail and he’s left to raise two daughters on his own Lise the au pair is the whistleblower But is she? Everyone knows she’s not clever enough to have done it alone Hannah Sam’s sister is devoted to her family There’s nothing she wouldn’t do for themEva Beth’s sister is the smart one Read not the pretty one Her life seems perfect on the surface but sibling rivalry runs deep Martin Beth’s brother is the firstborn the former golden boy turned inside the Beltway businessman But what is he hiding?Someone knows something Someone betrayed BethThis is the story of the Min Lindstroms This is the story of the all American family as it implodes under the weight of secrets lies and the unchecked desire for wealth and powerThis is a great family drama it sucks you in and makes you thank the powers that be that YOUR family is almost normal I cannot imagine calling a company GOD Halsa does someone have a GOD complex?The characters are well written and the storyline sucks you in until you finish the book It is a great read I would expect nothing less from a Harvard graduate who went to Berkley Law I can see discussing this at a book club as we ladies and gentlemen love to discuss the book's and their own family drama and other people's problems wine makes it even better This book comes out in July I would normally say take this book to the beach with a tonne of SPF1000 sunscreen as you will lose track of time and end up fried to a crisp as a result BUT since we are supposed to be in self isolation read it on the porch balcony backyard or even your bedroomAs always I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis outside of their incessant use by 🙏 ed Social Influencer Millennials#BachelorNation survivorsTik Tok and YouTube Millionairesetc on Instagram and Twitter Get a real job people so let's give it 🏖️ 🏖️ 🏖️ 🏖️ 🏖️

  3. Hannah Bae Hannah Bae says:

    I am so excited to see AH Kim's addition to Korean American literature with A Good Family This is a delicious thrill of a domestic drama full of brewing mystery over who sent Beth an ambitious gorgeous wife mother sister in law and pharma executive to prison At the center of this book are Beth and Hannah two sisters in law bound together by their love for their family Hannah is a Korean American law librarian and her discoveries take surprising turns throughout the pages of A Good Family Kim writes with so much wit and with keen powers of observation it's obvious to the reader that this author knows the world she is depicting with hilarity accuracy and yes a sharp edged love Irreverent sexy and rooted in real emotion A Good Family hooked me from the beginning I found myself wanting to return to Beth's luxurious privileged world skewered through Hannah's wry point of view I found Hannah's struggle to keep her family together in crisis to be admirable and I know this character will invite empathy from anyone who's fought that good fight

  4. Shellie Zeigler Shellie Zeigler says:

    This is not a thriller like a domestic drama I loved the way it was unpacked I even love the tool the writer used to give us librarians a major clue

  5. Stephanie Wildman Stephanie Wildman says:

    I highly recommend this compelling story A H Kim artfully weaves together the lives of Hannah the shy librarian and Beth her incarcerated sister in law Someone set Beth up and Hannah is the person Beth trusts to figure out who did it

  6. NorCal NorCal says:

    Received an advance copy of the book due out on July 14 2020 This is a fun read full of complex characters This book is a mystery who sent the beautiful corporate executive Beth Lindstrom to prison? There are many suspects in her past idyllic life each person not as perfect as they seem at first glance I enjoyed how the author told this story from alternate points of view including transcripts from the depositions I also loved that the story was non linear so we moved from present to past putting the puzzle pieces together A great debut novelIf you are curious whether you will like A Good Family you can visit the author's website at ahkimnet and read her blog posts I haven't read them all yet but she has a very accessible engaging writing style

  7. Sujung Kim Sujung Kim says:

    Highly recommended first novel by AH Kim Suspenseful witty gripping narrative and surprise ending Kim does a masterful job getting us hooked to her complex but realistic characters whom we simultaneously love and hate The way she seamlessly weaves in the past to give meaning to the moment the reader is engulfed in adds intensity and drama to the story I literally could not put the book down Kudos on a superb story

  8. Lisa Lisa says:

    Thanks to Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for review Ms Kim's debut novel A Good Family is a compelling family drama that I enjoyed very much Deeply devoted to her family Hannah steps in and becomes the person the Min Lindstroms depend on when her sister in law Beth is sent to jail for insider trading Beth also enlists Hannah to uncover the identity of the whistle blower in her case I found this to be a fun read with intriguing characters and twists that kept me invested in the story until the end I'll definitely be on the look out for from this author

  9. Mary Mary says:

    Another great book I just finishedThis was a story about a strange family Two families who had similar Childhoods Both families were from two different countries One family from Korea and the other from Sweden Their lives came together when the girl from Sweden married the boy from KoreaBoth families were in for some trouble when the Swedish mother got in trouble with the FBI and had to go to jail for 10 yearsThe older siblings from both families tried to help raise the two little girls and they all had to spend Holidays togetherThis was a good story that I will recommend to all my friends and family

  10. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Thanks to the publisher via Netgalley for an advance e galley for honest reviewThis is one of the most solid family dramas I've read in a bit with a combination of plot points that were occasionally a bit predictable and others that didn't go anywhere near where I'd expect The high drama of Hannah trying to help her sister in law figure out which family member was involved in putting her in prison and as a law librarian being particularly suited to doing the research made for a great story This is a definite pageturner and I'd be happy to read books by this author

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