Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

This book hit the spot and was the right mix of quirky crazy physiological craziness to make me laugh and cringe and SOOOOO glad I chose this book as my first book of the year.  ~Sheila


Paul Strom is so excited.  He is finally getting away for a lovely weekend with his wife Mia.  She has not been feeling well lately and Paul feels that perhaps this break from the pressures of running a household, working and their children has been perhaps a little too much for her lately.  This day- THIS DAY, will be the best day ever.

Yet things are not as they seem.  Mia seem out of sorts and edgy, and Paul is having interference from people calling him that know they should not be calling him.  He has already gone over this.  How can he keep their day on track and keep it the best day ever?  And in they could just get to their special place, so he can give Mia the special surprise he has awaiting for her.  She will be so surprised!


Oh I needed this.  I absolutely loved listening to YOU by Caroline Kepnes  and reading this synopsis made me wonder if lighting could possibly strike twice.  The answer, is awfully darn close.  While Paul does not quite hit the craziness level of Joe in YOU and Hidden Bodies, he sure is a good runner up.

I devoured this book.  I could not get enough of the story line and where it was going.  I wanted badly to know what was going to happen.  Paul made me laugh and he made me think…  professional crazy at its finest.

If you love a good physiological thriller, that is not over the top graphic or gory – this book is one to try.  An absolute delight on audio – Graham Halstead (Narrator),‎ Amy McFadden (Narrator) nailed it. 




About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on January 13, 2018, in Book Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. I have eyed this one, wondering. Think yours is the first review I’ve read. And happily, you say it works well on audio. Sign me up!

  2. This one is on my list for this week. I have had it since October…and then got distracted by other books, so when I was going over my lists and saw it again, I remembered why I wanted to read it.

    Nice review! Thanks for sharing…

  3. Through the devastation of the mudslides I could use a funny book. Thank you for the recommendation.

  4. I started out reading a print galley and then spent a credit at Audible for the audiobook – great decision. Loved the narrator. I’m glad you liked it, Sheila. It was an entertaining read!

  5. I keep seeing this book and reading wonderful reviews.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sheila.

  6. This was one great in print, but I can imagine hearing the inflections of the two narrators would make it even better!

  7. I really liked this too – I couldn’t put it down!

  8. Sheila, I’m so glad you enjoyed this book! She’s a local author, and her work is wonderful. Terrific review!

  9. I have this one on my bookshelf and have been hesitating to read it, but your review makes me want to pick it up sooner rather than later.

  10. This is on my list to read, so it’s good to know that you liked it so much!

  11. Hi Sheila – and everybody!

    So happy you decided to listen to BEST DAY EVER as your first book of the year! And, you liked it! Your support and kind words mean more than you know! Happy 2018! And thank you for the invite to Wine and Words! 🙂

    my best,

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