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Kaira Rouda is a bestselling, multiple-award-winning author of contemporary fiction. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Indie Excellence Award and Reader's Choice Award. The day that she found out that her new novel would be published by HarperCollins really was the best day ever, although she's very glad that this one doesn't come with a shocking twist. She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books, and on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram: @kairarouda. For more, visit her website, www.kairarouda.com.
Taking place in just over 24 hours, this exciting, disturbing, and oh so readable tale just roars along. Yet it begins quietly, with Paul Strom detailing his thoughts, his preparation for a romantic weekend away, alone with his wife. This is a family with everyday issues, the little and big niggles, the disappointments, the joy. Kaira Rouda allows Paul to express himself with certainty, as he talked in the first person his words slipped into my consciousness. Then insidious and disquieting little snippets of information began to sneak in without knocking, though their meaning soon hammered home, proving all is not as it first seems. As I read, I burned at the injustice, the sense of wrong, I wanted to shout a warning, to call a halt, to stop this day from reaching its conclusion. Provocative and stimulating The Best Day Ever is a delightfully effortless and thrilling read. ~ Liz Robinson
'Addictive, suspenseful and full of dark secrets!' Michele Campbell, Sunday Times bestselling author of It's Always the Husband 'A chilling glimpse behind the facade of the perfect family' Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs Parrish One of them lied. One of them died. Jane's life has become a haze of antidepressants since the tragic death of her daughter, Mary. The accident, which happened over a year ago now, destroyed their perfect family life forever. The trouble is, the more Jane thinks about that night, the more she realises that something doesn't seem right. Does her youngest daughter know more than she's letting on? What secrets is her husband still hiding from her? And why does no one trust her to be on her own? Even if it's the last thing she does, she'll find out the truth... Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Shari Lapena.
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!
As featured in: Working Mother * Woman's Day * Redbook * Chico's * Sunset magazine * Coastal Living * SheKnows * Woman's World * Yahoo! Beauty * Fox 28 * The BerryMelanie, a perfectionist mom who views the approaching end of parenting as a type of death, can't believe she has only one more year to live vicariously through her slacker senior son, Dane. Gorgeous mom Sarah has just begun to realize that her only daughter, Ashley, has been serving as a stand-in for her traveling husband, and the thought of her daughter leaving for college is cracking the carefully cultivated faade of her life. Will and his wife are fine-as long as he follows the instructions on the family calendar and is sure to keep secret his whole other life with Lauren, the woman he turns to for fun (and who also happens to have a daughter in the senior class). Told from the points of view of both the parents and the kids, The Goodbye Year explores high school peer pressure, what it's like for young people to face the unknown of life after high school, and how a transition that should be the beginning of a couple's second act together-empty nesting-might possibly be the end.