Review: The Perfect Escape by Leah Konen


Release date: January 4, 2022

Publisher: Putnam

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


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.


I just love a good fast paced and bingeable type of thriller lately and I’m always down to read a book about a girls trip gone bad. While the premise wasn’t super original the plot details themselves were pretty clever and this was a super fun popcorn type of read. Think lots of secrets and lies, untrustworthy characters all over the place and a slew of ex husbands with everyone behaving questionably and that’s this book. I liked the fast paced chapters and small reveals sprinkled throughout, this tactic really kept the plot moving and kept me engaged. Towards the end there was a heightened sense of atmosphere as there’s a storm, the sense of being watched and missing people which definitely added some creepiness. Overall a breezy thriller read, my second by the author and I’m definitely a fan!

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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