Best Day Ever: A Fast-Paced Psychological Thriller with a Twist You Won’t See Coming

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Paul Strom is the perfect man with the perfect life. He is a successful businessman living in an affluent neighborhood with a beautiful wife and two well-behaved boys. To celebrate his perfect life he is taking his wife, Mia, on a weekend trip to their second home, a cabin by lake. He knows this is going to be the Best Day Ever. It is a short drive to the lake house, but as they travel there is some tension building between them. But Paul isn’t going to let that ruin his plans. Sometimes the most evil people hide in plain sight, but which one of them is it?

This was a fantastic book. Paul is the narrator, and he is unreliable at best. He controls what you know about him and his life and his plans. I have only read one other book like that, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, which happens to be one of my favorite books. I think the idea behind it is how easy it is to hide among others, especially when we control the narrative. Most of the time people only know about us what we choose to reveal. It can also taint what we think about others when we only hear one side of the story.

Overall, this was great storytelling from a different point of view than normal. You can tell as you’re reading that something bad is going to happen, but you aren’t sure what or who is the liar. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars is because I didn’t like that justice wasn’t served. I felt like they got away with it, and that bothered me. But I guess that’s what real life can be like sometimes. It didn’t take away from a great book, though. Definitely a fun read you should put on your summer reading list.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Graydon House
Publish Date 2017-Sep-19
ISBN 9781525811401 Buy this Book
Issue October 2017
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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