Thursday, September 13, 2018

Book Review: Best Day Ever, by Kaira Rouda @KairaRouda

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda book cover and reviewWhere do I start?  I really enjoyed everything about Best Day Ever.

The book is narrated by Paul, the husband.  It takes place in one day.  Paul is taking his wife for a getaway to their summer home.  He is planning the Best Day Ever for her.

We quickly figure out that Paul has issues.  Just how big his issues are is only slowly revealed.  He's a domineering husband--one that requires his wife to stay home with the kids, cook his dinners, and run his household. So even though they seem to have a perfect marriage--two kids, lots of money--all is not what it seems.

I don't want to say too much about what happens.  As Paul narrates his innermost thoughts, we get to learn about his past and really just what makes him tick. I couldn't put Best Day Ever down.  Which is really strange, because if you ask me what actually happens in the book -- well -- not much. But as I read, I just couldn't wait to see how this was all going to turn out. What did Paul have planned for his wife? Rouda subtly ramps up the tension just by letting us in this guy's head.

The ending was stunning and unexpected.

Okay.  That's it.  I'll say no more -- except -- if you enjoy a good "their marriage is not what it seems" thriller, read this one right now. Also appropriate for mature teens who enjoy the genre.

Published by Graydon House, October 1, 2018
eARC obtained from NetGalley
352 pages

Rating: 5/5

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  1. Oh yeah, adding this one to my TBR list! I am totally intrigued now.

  2. Oooh, you've definitely piqued my interest with this one. Adding it to my TBR list on Goodreads now ...


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