ARC reveived from Netgalley
A loving husband. The perfect killer?
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.
In a way the best part of this story is really the main character Paul, he is so matter of fact which makes for such an entertaining story he is quite the character but definitely in a bad way. This ended up grabbing my attention perfectly as I was waiting for the next despicable thought to pop out of his head. To hear his inner thoughts was jaw dropping at times especially how egotistical he truly is and I'm sure every reader would love to wipe the smirk off his face.
There are a few twists and turns that kept things interesting and I don't want to go into too much detail as it really is worth discovering all of the little surprises for yourself. The story moves steadily although I have to admit that I wouldn't necessarily call this book fast paced. However it is character driven with an underlying tension as Paul's true personality is slowly revealed along with his intentions. The question is will it really be the best day ever?
With some darker and intense moments that will keep you turning the pages. An addictive read with a character you can't help but hate.
With thanks to HQ and Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.