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Book Blurb

The perfect girls’ weekend turns deadly in this twisty unforgettable thriller that is perfect for fans of Shari Lapena and Riley Sager.

A girls’ weekend to die for.

New friends Sam, Margaret and Diana are thrilled to be getting out of the city for a girls’ weekend—they’ve bonded over their messy divorces, and every mile on the odometer feels like another step towards putting their exes in the past. But when car trouble halfway into their trip strands them in the most unlikely of mountain towns, they come face-to-face with the hurts and betrayals they were so desperate to leave behind.

When Diana doesn’t return home after a night out, Sam and Margaret’s search for her reveals just how little they know about their friend. As eerie coincidences and secrets begin to pile up, and an ex-boyfriend arrives in the tiny town, the women realize that their detour may not have been a mistake…and that someone wants to guarantee that they never make it out.

My Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Book Review

Yayy…delighted to be part of the BLOG TOUR for The Perfect Escape by Leah Konen.

The Perfect Escape offers just that, a perfect escape into a world of thrills and chills.

Are you looking for that one thriller that would hold you in thrall from start to finish, then LOOK NO FURTHER, Leah Konen’s The Perfect Escape is gripping, gripping, gripping….

An escape from all the turmoil of divorce, separation, and pain is what the three friends are looking for when they pack their bags and decide on a relaxing weekend at Saratoga Springs…One of them insists on a break at Catskill and the Lego blocks come tumbling down. A trip that was the Perfect Escape becomes one horror show after another with one friend missing and murder being discovered.

The fiasco that begins with the missing keys turns into a disaster of insurmountable proportions as two of them discover the extent of the nightmare that they are in. The ‘ex-es’ are plentiful, all 3 friends have truths hidden but underneath it all, the story focuses on the emotional baggage following a separation or divorce and that moment of learning to accept and let go.

Leah Konen creates a galloping ride till the end as each chapter beings forth twisty surprises that keeps the reader on their toes…and if you think you have guessed one secret from this story then guess again, the author springs a shocking reveal at the end that was simply a ‘jaw dropping moment for me’. The story that has its share of secrets tumbling out of the closet also provides an in-depth look into the trauma that affects a terminated pregnancy. Margaret’s pain in being forced into a tough decision and the aftereffects of the grief that cripples her life is raw and agonizing. Each character has been fleshed out wonderfully by the author with all of them flawed and human.

Riveting and absorbing, The Perfect Escape is a cleverly plotted getaway thriller that will have you turning pages at an alarming pace desperately seeking the end.

Many thanks to Net Galley, Penguin Michael Joseph, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.

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