The Perfect Escape by Leah Konen #review

Book cover of The Perfect Escape by Leah Konen

Title: The Perfect Escape
Leah Konen
Publisher: Penguin UK


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. 

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My review:

The Perfect Escape is a gripping psychological thriller that might not be anything hugely different, but makes for very entertaining reading – the kind of novel you don’t want to put down. I finished this in a day because it’s just so readable!

In The Perfect Escape, we are following three women, all of who have recently broken up with their partners, on a weekend away together. There’s Sam, Margaret and Diana. One night, Diana goes missing, and it soon becomes apparent that she has some secrets – are they who they say they are?

I really liked the element of mystery throughout this novel which keeps the reader guessing, not just at what has happened to Diana, but also at who we can trust. Because we move between Sam and Margaret’s perspectives, we’re trusting what they say is the truth – but is it? We soon realise that both have their own secrets, as do some of the other characters introduced.

As the book goes on, some of the plot is a little hard to believe, but I kind of expect that from this genre. I certainly didn’t guess the ending. This is a fun read and there’s lots of suspense so, for me, this is well worth reading.

My rating: 4/5

Many thanks to Penguin for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.


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