‘[A] deliciously dark story shot through with black humour.’ Sunday Mirror
A loving husband. The perfect killer?
‘I wonder if Mia thinks I have a dark side. Most likely as far as she knows, I am just her dear loving husband.’
Paul Strom has spent years building his perfect life: glittering career, beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in the suburbs.
But he also has his secrets. That’s why Paul has promised his wife a romantic weekend getaway. He proclaims this day, a warm Friday in May, will be the best day ever.
Paul loves his wife, really, he does. But he also wants to get rid of her. And with every hour that passes, Paul ticks off another stage in his elaborately laid plan…
Behind Closed Doors meets Liane Moriarty in this creepy, fast-paced psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming!
‘Chilling, satisfying suspense.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.’
‘Just LOVE this book!” BA PARIS, bestselling author of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
‘[A] deliciously dark story shot through with black humour.’ THE SUNDAY PEOPLE
About the author
Kaira Rouda is a bestselling, multiple-award-winning author of contemporary fiction. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Indie Excellence Award and Reader’s Choice Award.
The day that she found out that her new novel would be published by HarperCollins really was the best day ever, although she’s very glad that this one doesn’t come with a shocking twist.
She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books, and on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram: @kairarouda. For more, visit her website, www.kairarouda.com.
In this slow-burning marital thriller, Rouda (The Goodbye Year) delivers a chilling, first-person portrait of a modern-day psychopath that delves into questions of how well we really know those closest to us. Paul Strom has planned the best weekend ever for his lovely wife, Mia. From the outside, he seems to be the ideal doting husband, with an amazing job at a big advertising agency in Columbus, Ohio. They have two beautiful boys, a wonderful home, and even a fabulous lakeside getaway by Lake Erie. Although it seems like they have it all, Mia hasn't been feeling well and things between them don't have quite the same spark so Paul has decided to take her to the lake house for the weekend, just the two of them. Even as they drive away from the city and toward the idyllic cottage by the lake, a small thread of lies and deception begins to unravel, the tension building as it becomes clear that Paul is not everything he says he is and the weekend he has planned is not quite what it seems either. But Mia, though her voice is not the focal point of the novel, is not to be underestimated. A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.
Really enjoyed this book and how it was written.
A must read mystery thriller story
Once the story gets going..
It’s absolutely brilliant, fully enjoyable and engaging,
the three main characters where great, loved Buck their neighbor...
Just not sure
It was like one of those annoying films where the main character talks over the whole thing, he was a weirdo creep from the first two pages and mostly not believable I only really enjoyed reading the last few pages.
It just wasn’t believable in any way