A loving husband. The perfect killer?
‘I wonder if Mia thinks I have a dark side. Most likely as far as she knows, I am just her dear loving husband.’
Paul Strom has spent years building his perfect life: glittering career, beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in the suburbs.
But he also has his secrets. That’s why Paul has promised his wife a romantic weekend getaway. He proclaims this day, a warm Friday in May, will be the best day ever.
Paul loves his wife, really, he does. But he also wants to get rid of her. And with every hour that passes, Paul ticks off another stage in his elaborately laid plan
Behind Closed Doors meets Liane Moriarty in this creepy, fast-paced psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming!
First of all, I just want to talk about how quickly I finished this book! I was unable to put it down and devoured it in a matter of hours. It was a perfect read for an evening by the sea.
This is a slightly shorter review than I usually write, because I found it difficult to talk about it without giving too much away and I think it's good to go in not knowing too much about this one!
While the beginning of the book took a little while to get moving, once I got into the story, I really enjoyed it.
It's written in first person which enabled me to get into Paul's head. He's a rather psychotic and unreliable narrator which I felt added lots of intrigue and the sense that danger was imminent. Although I didn't really like him as a person, I thought he was the ideal narrator for this book.
The gradual build up to finding out what happened really had me hooked and I found the ending extremely satisfying. It tied everything up perfectly and I enjoyed that.
Overall, I'm giving Best Day Ever 4 out of 5. It's dark and gripping with an unreliable narrator to keep you on edge.
This book is published by HQ
This book was provided for free in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author. Previous titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE, IN THE MIRROR and THE GOODBYE YEAR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY.
She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter @KairaRouda, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com