BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda | Kirkus ReviewsThere's nothing more disappointing as a reader than picking up a book you're excited about, and strongly disliking the read. What seemed intended to deliver a twisty domestic thriller with an unreliable narrator turned out to be dissatisfying at best, and at worst a simplistic and forced attempt at the psychological complexity a crime novel can offer. Newcomers to crime fiction might be, through no fault of their own, convinced that this kind of read is exemplary of the genre; I would welcome the opportunity to steer them in another direction. 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. 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.
So why do I want to keep reading his story? But I had to find out what she had in store for us next. Paul and his wife, Mia, are getting ready to go on a weekend trip to their lake house. He has lots of plans. And they are all a surprise. But as the trip continues, tension mounts.
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This review was originally published on Bookreporter. The story is told over the course of only one day, the day that Paul Strom has meticulously planned out, the day that he promises himself and his wife, Mia, will be the best day ever. Paul Strom has a high-powered advertising career, a gorgeous wife and two young boys, a beautiful home - plus a vacation cottage - his life seems perfect. He is proud of himself and projects that image of perfection, of having it all, to the world. However, we quickly learn that Paul is a total fork jerky, arrogant, self-absorbed.