“FABULOUS.” —B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown
THE PERFECT MARRIAGE IS THE PERFECT ILLUSION.
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.
But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?
Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the vein of The Couple Next Door, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.
Praise for Best Day Ever
“Highly entertaining and truly surprising!” —Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year
“Best Day Ever is a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.” —Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of The Good Widow
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. This review has been corrected to fix a typo in the publisher name.
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I love to hate the husband!
Really great story! I love to hate the husband. I know that sounds strange, but if I’m hating the husband then I’m loving the book! If I have to put a book down because I’m mad, that tells me the writing is realistic. Well done and I will definitely look for more books by this author.
Best Day Ever
Worst book ever ..... I cannot believe I paid for this long, boring, predictable story