Saturday, March 23, 2019

Girls Night Out - A Novel

Girls Night Out - A Novel of friendship, lies and resentment
Girls Night Out - A Novel
Today's review is about a book by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Girls Night Out takes place in Mexico where 3 estranged friends (Ashley, Natalie & Lauren) are having a girls getaway to heal old wounds.

Of course the wounds can't be healed quickly or there would be no book to read! We find out gradually the reason behind the rifts between all three friends as the book progresses.

The chapters show the events from the different girl's perspectives and are titled - The Day After, Natalie or Three Days Before, Ashley.

The book begins with Natalie waking up in wet clothes on the beach and feeling very hazy about the night before which had been their girls night before they were due to head home. Going back to the room she'd been sharing with Ashley there's no sign of her. Lauren also hasn't seen or heard from Ashley since the night before, Natalie can't remember what happened that night except for fragmented pieces and so the mystery is set up.

As the book weaves through the trip we find that none of the girls have been completely honest with each other and the secrets and resentments come through as we hear their stories.

What happened to Ashley? You'll have to read the whole book to find out, but I do have to say when we finally get there, it was totally not what I thought it was going to be.

If you like a bit of a mystery and sifting through women's relationships then you may enjoy this book. I have to be honest and say that I didn't find any of the characters to be very likable, this may have been deliberate, but it did really highlight how some friendships can become toxic over time. 

Even though I didn't particularly like the three ladies, I still couldn't stop reading the book until I had finished it as I needed to know what had happened!

I read this book as a free book through my Amazon Prime membership and if you enjoy reading and watching movies/television shows (such as Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan and The Widow) then you should really consider getting Prime. I also notice that it is one of the free books available on audible which is something I have been considering getting.


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5 comments:

  1. Relationships often form interesting scenarios for the plot of books, as they do in life. I enjoyed your book review.

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  2. Oh, another book for my list of reads to come. While I'm not into heavy "mental" psychological thrillers, this one sounds alright. I don't like too many books that play with my head, so to speak. But relationships are something else entirely. Will look for it Louanne, thanks.

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  3. Over the last few years, I have come to truly appreciate a good mystery in fiction and this book sure sounds like it leaves the reader in suspense. Interesting that you didn't like any of the women. Clearly the book delves into their real personalities instead of the surface image we most often see in real life. You definitely have me intrigued to find out what happened to Ashley.

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  4. Oh my, this sounds like a book my mother would enjoy. You have me wondering what happened to Ashley! lol. Way to draw us into this one. Adding to the list.

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  5. Always a good sign when you can't put a book down !

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