“As I opened the door and stepped into the humid night, her scream followed me out. But I knew there was still love for me in her heart….
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 perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for their weekend at the cottage?
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 best-selling vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.
Hang on to your seats… this is a fast paced read that will have you turning pages until you get to the end! It took us about 3.5 hours (of pretty much straight uninterrupted reading and ignoring everyone around you).
Right from page one be prepared to feel engaged and hooked. What starts out with an introduction to Paula and Mia, a “normal” everyday, seemingly loving couple on their way to spend some relaxing time away from their hectic life in their lakeside cottage, ends a very very very different way than you may think!
Paul, a self proclaimed businessman with a beautiful house, vacation cottage, two boys, and a beautiful wife just wants to spend some time away with his lovely bride at their lakeside cottage before the prime season rush of vacationers. They pack their car and head out for a relaxing drive. Along the way, as Paul tells his story, many small character developments arise giving you a true picture of who Paul really is and what his intentions really are!
No spoilers!!! What we will say is that if you like a fast paced really solid mystery/thriller, this is your book! What’s also nice about this book is that there aren’t 100 characters and tons of plot twists BUT Kaira Rouda still has you guessing and the story ends with a great twist that makes this book another 5⭐️ for us!
Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. Her novels include BEST DAY EVER, ALL THE DIFFERENCE, HERE, HOME, HOPE, IN THE MIROR and THE GOODBYE YEAR. Her modern romance novels are set on beaches, including the Indigo Island series and the Laguna Beach series, also its own Kindle World. She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel.