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Best Day Ever

A Psychological Thriller

by Kaira Rouda

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Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2017
    352 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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In the bestselling, page-turning 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.

"I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I've promised her…and more…"

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.

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A PopSugar Favorite Book of the Year.

"Best Day Ever could be the best thriller of the year." - Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of Not a Sound

"Chilling, satisfying suspense...it will cost you sleep as you race through the pages." - Good Housekeeping

"A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page." - Publishers Weekly

"Highly entertaining and truly surprising!" - Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year

"A creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense." - Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of The Good Widow

"An unreliable and chillingly unrepentant narrator." - Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and The Outliers

"Highly entertaining and truly surprising!" - Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year

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I don't think I've ever read a book in which I hated the main character, Paul Strom, yet couldn't stop reading. Little by little, the evil within this man is revealed. You can't help rooting for his wife, Mia, to escape. It's a dark book, but I liked it. I didn't give it five stars because he seemed to get away with some actions that I felt he would have been caught for, and prosecuted for. Not sure how he got out of those. Good read though.

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Kaira Rouda

Kaira Rouda is the USA Today bestselling author of novels including Here, Home, Hope, The Goodbye Year, In the Mirror and All the Difference. Her stories explore what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. She lives in Southern California with her family and she's at work on her next novel. Visit her website, KairaRouda.com. Connect with her on Facebook.com/KairaRoudaBooks; and on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter - @KairaRouda.

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