The Best Day Ever: A Novel ~by Kaira Rouda

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

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. 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 have been on a major thriller kick lately, and am devouring each and every one I can get my hands on. Unfortunately, when you read about a bajillion books in the same genre, storylines can become stagnant and redundant, but The Best Day Ever broke the mold. I don’t want to give away anything that isn’t revealed by the synopsis, so this is going to be a fairly vague review, but there’s a good reason for that: being surprised by the curveballs that Kaira threw into this book is part of what makes it so awesome.

Rouda kicked ass with these characters. They went beyond what I expected from a domestic thriller, Paul especially, and it made for a great ride. Fans of thrillers, especially those of a domestic nature, will want to check out this book. It’s going to keep you on the edge of your seat with all of the twists and turns thrown into the storyline. There were several times when I had to set the book down to regroup because “Wait. What? Did that really just happen? Did I seriously just read that?” And then I’d have to go back and reread a paragraph or two to make sure I hadn’t misread it.

Seriously, this book was awesome.  I highly recommend you add it to your TBR pile and snag a copy when it releases in September. ~Amber

Purchase links: Barnes & Noble Amazon

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