The Favorite Daughter PDF ´ The Favorite ePUB

The Favorite Daughter  PDF ´ The Favorite  ePUB 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 anti depressants, 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 knowabout 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 Kaira Rouda writes the best unreliable narrators and like Paul from her debut novel The Best Day Ever , Jane joins the ranks The narrator, Jane believes she is a super mom, wife and best friend with comparisons to Martha Stewart Some of her inner thoughts gave me pause She has two daughters, but she does have a favorite Jane is quite a wild character that sometimes made me laugh or feel sympathetic towards her and at times made me give her the evil eye She puts her plan in motion and plays the femme fatale, damsel in distress and at one point exclaims this is going to be the best day ever I will say that I saw all the twists ahead of time and felt the book was a bit long and wanted it to wrap up already Too me a predictable read, but Jane s over the top poppycock was entertaining with many omg she didn t moments.Entertaining with a side of insanity.Thanks to the Harlequin for my review copy Pick up your copy May 21, 2019 My reviews can also be seen at Stars I have been looking forward to reading from Kaira Rouda since reading and enjoying her previous novel, Best Day Ever The perfect home The perfect family The perfect lie.Meet Jane Harris.Jane spent the last year grieving the death of her daughter, Mary She stayed in bed lost in her haze of grief.But Jane is now ready to step back into her life and family Jane s therapist suggested that the family should eat together to reconnect So Jane is putting together a special dinner I m the perfect vision of a happy homemaker She waits for her husband, David to come home He ll be surprised Jane says David has some surprises of his own Jane accidentally found out about a big one David s surprise snapped her out of her haze.Nothing had been right after Mary left them David was never home, always busy with work It felt like he was avoiding her Your husband should love you and worship the ground you walk on He doesn t just now, I know, but he will again I m back He ll see Jane s other daughter, Betsy is about to graduate Jane tries to ignore the voice in her head it sounds a lot like her mother that tells her Betsy is going to leave her But Betsy needs Jane She would never leave her.Jane is happy that everyone seems to be getting in line Now that she s back and better than ever She s even been secretly working out On her few recent outings she s noticed admiring glances from men Not that that s anything new She s always turned heads.There is an upcoming memorial for her daughter, Mary Jane s psychologist, Dr Rosenthal tries to prepare her for it Jane often says what she thinks the psychologist wants to hear She talks about the things her mother taught her Jane s mother loved bringing people down, Jane included But Jane is winning just look at her lavish life.Jane used to have a group of friends but they ve drifted away She knows it s because they were jealous Jane used to win at everything tennis, Bunko, etc And it wasn t her fault their husbands found Jane attractive.After the memorial, Jane suddenly starts receiving anonymous notes The notes say that there s to Mary s death than they know Could this be true As graduation nears, we learn about the Harris family It seems like everyone is keeping secrets and or has something to hide.With a riveting storyline, some jaw dropping moments, and a wicked ending, this was another hit for me.The story is told from Jane s point of view Jane Harris is a character that many will love to hate some will just hate She is definitely one of a kind The author s sense of humor really comes across This psychological suspense novel had me laughing out loud a few times.Clever, entertaining, and delightfully insane, The Favorite Daughter was the perfect escape I d like to thank Graydon House for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own. 4.5 Stars rounded down Oh What Wicked Fun There are characters and then there s Jane She s the kind of woman who makes you cover your mouth with your hand and say Oh no you didn t Then you gasp in complete and utter deliciousness simply because, Oh yes she did She s that kind of Character Oh how I love her I mean I don t really love her I don t even like her except yeah, I kinda do in a she s so despicable she s likeable kind of way of course and I just admitted it in public Shame on me So what s with Jane I wish I could tell you She s so over the top it s outrageous, preposterous even I mean out freaking rageous Like absolutely fabulous outrageous in an absurd and heinous way Bawaawah I ve never really met anyone like her except well, yeah, I have There I go again, covering my mouth with my hand Forgive me, won t you But I just can t spoil the surprise If this isn t on your list, do me a favor and go grab it You ll be highly entertained and immediately intrigued Once you start reading, you ll seriously have the best day ever Jane is waiting This was a buddy read with Kaceey We needed a great read and we found it with Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda A huge thank you to Edelweiss, Harper Collins Graydon House and Kaira Rouda for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on Edelweiss and Goodreads on 3.26.19.Will be published on and Twitter on 5.21.19. An unreliable narrator, teetering on the edge A family she s unable to keep under control.Kaira Rouda introduces a character you re going to love to hate So many times I found myself shocked, confounded, or laughing at Jane s over the top audacity It s the one year anniversary of her daughter Marys death The pain hasn t diminished, but it s time for Jane to look to the future and begin reclaiming her life Starting with her husband David and younger daughter Betsy Only both have apparently moved onseemingly without Jane Well, that just won t do Jane is going to do whatever it takes to keep their focus on matter the consequences.Kaira Rouda s addition of the bizarre, tragic ways someone can die in America left me in stitches Everything from bee stings to falling on upright knives in the dishwasher, to chickens seeking revenge through food poisoning Without question, this has climbed to the top of my favorite reads so far of 2019 I loved Ms Rouda s previous novel Best Day Ever This book takes that narcissistic behavior one huge step further You ll be shocked by horrendous behavior, you ll laugh, then be horrified once again What fun An absolute roller coaster must read A fantastic and fun buddy read with Susanne Thank you to NetGalley, Edelweiss, Harlequin Graydon House Books and Kaira Rouda for an ARC to read and review.

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