Judith D Collins
Girls Night Out
Publisher: Lake Union
Publication Date: 7/24/2018
My Rating: 4 Stars From the bestselling authors of The Good Widow comes a chilling novel of psychological suspense that will make you think twice about what your best friend may be hiding… For estranged friends Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren, it’s time to heal the old wounds between them. Where better to repair those severed ties than on a girls’ getaway to the beautiful paradise of Tulum, Mexico?
But even after they’re reunited, no one is being completely honest about the past or the secrets they’re hiding. When Ashley disappears on their girls’ night out, Natalie and Lauren have to try to piece together their hazy memories to figure out what could have happened to her, while also reconciling their feelings of guilt over their last moments together.
Was Ashley with the man she’d met only days before? Did she pack up and leave? Was she kidnapped? Or worse—could Natalie or Lauren have snapped under the weight of her own lies?
As the clock ticks, hour by hour, Natalie and Lauren’s search rushes headlong into growing suspicion and dread. Maybe their secrets run deeper and more dangerous than one of them is willing—or too afraid—to admit.
A special thank you to #LakeUnion and #Netgally for an early reading copy. Review to follow.
“Girls’ Night Out is a heart-stopper of a thriller, rippling with suspense from its opening pages. But it’s also much more: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke plumb the intricacies of female friendship with skill and depth and heart. It’s a deeply satisfying read, and one you won’t want to miss.” —Megan Abbott, national bestselling author of You Will Know Me
“It’s trouble in paradise for three best friends struggling to make amends in the latest thriller from the dynamic writing duo of Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. Girls’ Night Out is a chilling page-turner full of secrets and hostility that will leave readers shocked again and again…and again. I loved it.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and Every Last Lie
“In Girls’ Night Out, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke guide readers on a suspenseful international tour of friendship at its best and worst. As enviable fun takes a turn through suspicion toward pure fear, you’ll find out just how wrong a trip to paradise can go.” —Jessica Strawser, author of Almost Missed You and Not That I Could Tell
“Set against the idyllic backdrop of tropical Mexico, Girls’ Night Out twists its way through the dark recesses of friendship, proving that nothing is ever uncomplicated or quite as shiny as it seems. An exciting new thriller from a proven team.” —Roz Nay, author of Our Little Secret
“This suspenseful novel is full of twists and turns, and makes clever use of chronology. It will make you think twice about going on a girls’ night out!” —Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife and Blood Sisters
“Girls’ Night Out is an utterly enthralling read that is impossible to put down. The dual timelines are captivating, just days apart, as they unfold both the frantic search for a missing friend and the circumstances that led to her disappearance. This is a book that makes you question how well you truly know even your closest friends, and also what you yourself might be capable of doing.” —Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping
“A wild ride into a high-powered girls’ trip to Mexico. Suspense at its best. Liz and Lisa have taken their writing partnership to a new level!” —Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author of Best Day Ever
“Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton have conjured up the tropical vacation of your nightmares. After reading the unsettling Girls’ Night Out, you’ll never look at a tequila shot the same way again.” —Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear
“Liz and Lisa’s Girls’ Night Out is a strong follow-up to the bestselling The Good Widow. Three friends go on a girls’ trip to Mexico to try to repair their friendship. But when one of them goes missing after a night out drinking—and fighting—they’re left trying to puzzle out what happened the night before. Sparkling characters, real friendships, and a fast-paced mystery: what more could you ask for in your next read?” —Catherine McKenzie, international bestselling author of Hidden
About the Authors
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been best friends for thirty years. They’ve survived high school, college, and the publishing of four novels together, including the bestselling novel The Good Widow. Liz lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and two children. Lisa, a former talk-show producer, now lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, daughter, and two bonus children. They’re huge animal lovers—between them, they have seven rescue dogs. Visit Liz and Lisa at www.lizandlisa.com. Read More