“The Favorite Daughter” by Kaira Rouda

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are” – Mason Cooley 

Okay, so I definitely didn’t expect to have another book read so soon after my last review but what can I say, I love to read! 

So without further ado, lets jump right into book review número dos…

Title: “The Favorite Daughter” 

Author: Kaira Rouda (USA Today bestselling author) 

Price: $22.99 CAD (from Indigo) 

Genre: Mystery & Suspense 

Number of pages: 355

Started Reading: May 23rd 

Finished Reading: June 1st 

Goodreads score: 3.9/5

Synopsis:  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 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… 


This was hands down, one of THE best books I’ve ever read! Once I started reading “The Favorite Daughter” I couldn’t put it down. Like literally…could…not…put…it…down! I read it on the treadmill, during my lunch break at work, in the bath. I went through so many emotions with this book and had NO clue how it was going to end even up until the last few pages. If you’re a mystery & suspense lover like I am, I promise you’ll love this one! 

Any summer book recommendations that I need to add to my reading list? 

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