“I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…”

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. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. It will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and into the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them. How perfect is any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for the cottage weekend?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, this story crackles with dark energy spinning ever tighter towards its shocking conclusion.

In the page-turning vein of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and THE DINNER, this is a tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage . . . or a life. 

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A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.
— Publishers Weekly
This could be the best thriller of the year.
— Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author
Deliciously diabolical and highly readable, BEST DAY EVER kept me flipping the pages with anticipation and fascination. Unputdownable!
— A. J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Twilight Wife
satisfying suspense ... it will cost you sleep as
you race through its pages.”
— Good Housekeeping
Completely addicting. It will be a Bets On pick. Those who loved THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR (another Bets On title) will want to take note of this one.
— Carol Fitzgerald for Book Reporter
An unreliable and chillingly unrepentant narrator.
— Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and The Outliers
We read Best Day Ever in one sitting-ripping through the pages with a breathless urgency. It’s a creepy, spine-tingling and utterly addictive tale of domestic suspense.
— Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of The Good Widow
This latest psychological thriller from bestselling Rouda is destined to fly off the shelves, enticing readers to ride along as this multifaceted day in the life of the Stroms unfolds.
— Library Journal, STARRED Review

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