I am so ready for the weekend! And even better only two more weeks of school for my youngest, that means two extra hours of sleep/Reading time for me in the morning!🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
today I have a review for a book I absolutely LOVE! I love crazy and this book had lots of that going on and so much more! An incredible audiobook!💕
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Woo Hoo I love me some crazy and this book had that in spades! Jane was one of the most over the top delusional characters I’ve read in a long time, and I loved her! Now would I want to be friends with her? Probably not, but she sure was fun to read about! A year ago Jane lost her oldest daughter Mary in a tragic accident. Jane is finally coming out of her fog of grief to find that her husband David and younger daughter Betsy have been living their lives without her. Everything Jane does is for her family *cough* SO why is it that they are getting distant? Hiding things from her? Her beloved Mary would have never done this to her, she was a good girl. She was the PERFECT DAUGHTER.
The entire book is told from Jane’s point of view. It was like she was talking directly to you throughout the book. I was fortunate enough to have an audio copy of this to review and Kathleen McInerney did a stellar job! She really brought the character of Jane to life, I felt as though Jane was venting in my ear for nine hours. This book was really pretty much a major bitch fest. Like how could the world be so cruel to Jane, when she was such a fabulous person? And oh how I loved how she justified her crazy actions. There really weren’t any major twists or revelations this book was just so much fun and super entertaining!
If you love crazy as much as I do you need this book in your life! Kaira Rouda is the queen of writing delusional characters. First “The Best Day Ever” and now “the perfect daughter,” can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next! And I loved the little shout out to her previous book in this book!
*** Big thanks to Harlequin and Harper Audio for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
“Will hit you right in the heart” (Bustle)
A PopSugar Best Book of Spring!
“An exceptional psychological thriller.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Compulsively readable and deeply satisfying psychological suspense.” (Christina Alger, USA Today best-selling author of The Banker’s Wife)
“Leaves you wanting more.” (Liv Constantine, author of the national best seller The Last Mrs. Parrish)
From the author of Best Day Ever, another gripping novel of psychological suspense set in an upscale Southern California community, for fans of B.A. Paris and Shari Lapena.
The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie.
Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane’s oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident, and Jane has been grief-stricken ever since. Lost in a haze of antidepressants, she’s barely even left the house. Now, that’s all about to change.
It’s time for Jane to reclaim her life and her family. Jane’s husband, David, has planned a memorial service for Mary, and three days later, their youngest daughter, Betsy, graduates high school. Yet as Jane reemerges into the world, it’s clear her family has changed without her. Her husband has been working long days – and nights – at the office. Her daughter seems distant, even secretive. And her beloved Mary was always such a good girl – dutiful and loving. But does someone know more about Mary, and about her last day, than they’ve revealed?
The bonds between mothers and daughters and husbands and wives should never be broken. But you never know how far someone will go to keep a family together….
8 thoughts on “The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda @KairaRouda @harlequinbooks @harperaudio #bookreview #audiobook #theperfectdaughter”
I love crazy and I did enjoy Best Day Ever. This is definitely one for my TBR. Great review!
We still have another four weeks of school here and then camp! I have heard great things about this story so am anxious to eventually get to it. Terrific review, Berit!
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Oooo I do love me some crazy!! Adding!
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Oh yay enjoy! If you love crazy you will love this one!
Sometimes I like crazy, especially if I am ready for it. Great share Berit.
You love crazy?! 😂😂 Me too!! This is going on my tbr. Great review, Berit.
Yes I love crazy only in my books though! Hope you love this one!😍
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I let this one get by and now I’m crossing my fingers hoping the library will heed my recommendation. Excellent review, Berit💜