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June 12, 2019

The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

My prediction is that this will be the book everyone is talking about this year. It's one of the best psychological thrillers that I've ever read. I didn't know who to believe until the shocking ending. It was absolutely fantastic.

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May 2019; Graydon House; 978-1525835148
audio, ebook, print (368 pages); thriller
The main character is Jane and the story begins one year after her oldest daughter died in an accident. Jane has spent the last year in grief and a drug-induced haze. Now it's time for her to take over her family again - her husband David is working long hours and isn't paying attention to her and her daughter Betsy, getting ready to graduate from high school, doesn't want to spend any time with her. The family has gone on without Jane and she's ready to take control. The entire story is told from Jane's perspective and your opinion of her changes over and over -- is she a loving, caring mother and wife or a total psychopath? Finding out who the REAL Jane is makes this a book that will keep you turning pages as your perspective changes again and again.

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…

A lot of reviews refer to this book as a roller coaster ride and that's exactly what it is. Jane is an unreliable narrator who you aren't sure if you should feel sorry for or hate. This is psychological fiction at its very best.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter

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