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 really enjoyed this book! I love psychological thrillers and Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda captured my interest from the first lines to the last. I listened to the audio book which is narrated by Graham Halstead ((who I haven’t listened to before but definitely would again) and Amy McFadden (who I already love listening to).
One of the main characters Paul is a psychopath and Graham perfectly portrays him. You can feel his insanity. This is a man one dislikes from the beginning of the book but that’s the point. You aren’t supposed to like him. His wife Mia is the perfect stay at home mom taking care of his sons and his house and that’s just the way he likes it.
On a weekend perfectly planned by Paul he begins to see the beginnings of resistance from his wife Mia. His perfect life can’t be messed with. He won’t have it. And what about Mia? What has caused this sudden burst of confidence in his usually docile wife. The weekend together will prove to be interesting.
A perfect listen at any time. Creepy and scary because it makes one wonder how well they ever really know those they love or spend their lives with. Highly recommended!