Best Day Ever is a suspense novel, but what I really liked about it is that it was written from the perspective of the attacker. Paul thinks he is the model husband, but it’s pretty clear to the reader that he is not as nice to Mia as he should be. Paul and Mia are going away for the weekend, and I really enjoyed being inside his head as he and Mia drove to their vacation home and tried to have “the best day ever.” Kaira Rouda did a great job writing this character.
As the title implies, the book spans only one day, and so it was a little drawn out and slow for my taste. I kept reading because I wanted to see how it ended (which I’ve now forgotten because it’s been a couple of months since I finished this book). But really the only thing that stood out to me was the shift in perspective. Domestic suspense novels have become a huge trope lately, so it was nice that this one was a little different, but clearly it didn’t stand out too much if I can’t remember the ending.
Rating: 3 Stars
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This fact does not in any way impact my thoughts/feelings about the book.