Top positive review
2 September 2018
“Girls’ Night Out” as a title alone can be deceiving... is it a comedy, a thriller, chick lit.. yet when you see the authors - Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke And if you know their previous books, especially ‘The Good Widow’ you realise this is clever suspense at it’s best... so unsurprisingly I was completely blown away.
Three friends go on a relaxing getaway to reconnect. The women are in their 40’s... Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren and they developed a close-knit friendship during college but over the years their friendship has fizzled a little. Thinking a girls' trip, with plenty of sun and booze, will fix everything, they head to Tulum, Mexico.
Toasting over ginormous margaritas, they all agree that they should throw caution to the wind and anything could happen! After a wild night of who knows what, Natalie wakes up completely alone on beach with absolutely no memory of what happened. She’s scared and fearful that she was drugged. Natalie is the responsible one - forty with a husband and kids and this kind of thing never happens to her.
This story is told through alternating viewpoints - Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren. The book starts with Natalie waking up after their last girls' night out in Tulum and realizing Ashley is missing. The night before is a haze, but Natalie and Lauren have a hard time believing Ashley would leave and not let them know where she was. As the story unfolds, we learn more about each of the women, their past, their present, and what happened on their girls' night out.
For those of us who love Friendships with secrets and a fast-paced, suspenseful, and compelling novel - ‘Girls’ Night Out’ fits the bill perfectly! 4.5 Stars