Book Review: The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda @netgalley @KairaRouda #TheFavoriteDaughter #booksonthebookshelf #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer


PUBLISHER: Graydon House

PUBLICATION DATE: May 21st, 2019


Thank you to the publisher for providing an e-copy of this book via NetGalley.



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 re-emerges 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…



Wow what a roller coaster ride! This novel is told from Jane’s point of view and she is unpredictable and unreliable at best! She is a character you will hate, or love to hate, and she kind of grows on you. It was interesting for sure to be told the story from her perspective and to see the story unfold through her eyes. There were times she made me laugh and other times I was shocked by her.

A great novel that will have you immersed in the pages as you read this crazy ride of a book, with a lot of thrills and surprises. Full of drama, secrets, lies and betrayal, it is the perfect recipe for a thriller.


MY RATING: 4/5 stars


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