Best Day Ever
A Riveting Psychological Thriller about the Perfect Marriage
by Kaira Rouda
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
THE PERFECT MARRIAGE IS THE PERFECT ILLUSION.
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 vein of The Couple Next Door, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life.
Praise for Best Day Ever
“Highly entertaining and truly surprising!” —Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Year
“Best Day Ever is a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.” —Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of The Good Widow
EARLY REVIEWS FOR Best Day Ever
“This latest psychological thriller from bestselling Rouda is destined to fly off the shelves, enticing readers to ride along as this multifaceted day in the life of the Stroms unfolds.” -STARRED Library Journal reivew for Best Day Ever
“Rouda keeps the pace taut, the action spare, and the characters intense as she takes readers on an hour-by-hour recounting of the couple’s fateful getaway. Rouda’s first book under Harlequin’s Graydon House imprint heralds the publisher’s welcome move into “edgy women’s fiction” and will be sure to find a wide readership.” -Booklist
“Darkly funny, scandalous, and utterly satisfying”. - Kirkus Reviews
“It’s clear from the beginning that something sinister is going on in this novel, which will cost you sleep as you race through its pages. Chilling, satisfying suspense”. – Good Housekeeping
"A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page." -Publishers Weekly
"Kaira Rouda's BEST DAY EVER is a breath of fresh air. Move over Kepnes' Joe Goldberg, there's a new sociopathic voice in town. Paul Strom is irreverent, arrogant, psychotic and yet, utterly addicting. Who will win the Lakeside showdown, Mia or Paul? You'll whip through the pages to find out. Highly entertaining and truly surprising!" - Kate Moretti, NYT Bestselling author of THE VANISHING YEAR
"Riveting and provocative, Best Day Ever is a gripping suspense that plays with your mind and makes you wonder how well you truly know your spouse...Fast-paced, dark, and slightly disturbing, you won’t be able to put this book down until its jaw-dropping ending... Absolutely brilliant!” —Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Everything We Keep
“Through self-conscious charm and a chilling wit, Rouda’s narrator creates laugh-out-loud moments that will feel like guilty pleasures in light of the story’s high-impact conclusion. This may well be the most entertaining read of your year.” —Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy, on Best Day Ever
“We read Best Day Ever in one sitting—ripping through the pages with a breathless urgency. The book takes place over just twenty-four-hours, making you desperate to know: what exactly does the seemingly perfect Paul Strom have planned for his wife when he takes her away for the weekend? Here's what we can tell you: whatever you think it is, you’re wrong...Best Day Ever is a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.” —Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of The Good Widow
“Kaira Rouda spins a sinister tale of a disintegrating marriage that raises the bar on the unreliable narrator. Deliciously diabolical and highly readable, BEST DAY EVER kept me flipping the pages with anticipation and fascination. Unputdownable!” -A. J. Banner, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Twilight Wife
We also recommend you check-out the three other launch titles for Graydon House, a new imprint launching September 2017:
Something Like Happy by Eva Woods: https://www.netgalley.com/publisher/title/107228
Perfectly Undone by Jamie Raintree (debut author): https://www.netgalley.com/publisher/title/107230
House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick: https://www.netgalley.com/publisher/title/107229