The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda

A year after the death of her eldest daughter Mary from a horrific accident, Jane Harris tries to put her always present grief behind her and start anew with her husband David and youngest daughter Betsy.  But that is difficult as she has been in a drug induced haze and in counseling for the past year dealing with the death.

There is a memorial for Mary coming up as well as Betsy’s graduation from high school.  Her husband David is never around and leaves for work early and arrives home very late.  She feels like she has missed so much over the past year that she has to make up for the time she was “away” grieving.  Jane soon realizes very quickly that her family has changed and in her mind not for the better.  Betsy is short with her and very secretive and David seems to want to have nothing to do with her.

Jane gives a clear picture to the reader of a family moving on without her and she will have none of that.  Jane, although in mourning has been a busy woman throughout the year.  She sees and knows more than her family thinks,  It’s time now for her to reclaim her family.

But then Jane discovers someone knows something about Mary’s accident, her husband is having an affair and Betsy has been hiding things from her.  She misses Mary so much because she never caused these types of problems.

What should she do?  Well fix the family of course! As only she can.

This psychological fast paced thriller will have your heart racing as Jane addresses the reader and gives us bits and pieces of her plans and how the past and present merge into an explosive ending.

From the author of The Best Day Ever, Kaira Rouda is a psychological genius in her character development.

Thank you #NetGalley #Graydon House #Kaira Rouda #The Favorite Daughter for the advanced copy.  The Favorite Daughter is out now.

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