Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Girls' Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke is one book that fans of the thriller genre will want to add to their summer reading lists. The book is chock full of suspense, an amazing setting, and is written in a really interesting way. It will have readers guessing right up to the end.

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa SteinkeTitle: Girls' Night Out
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Genres: Adult Fiction, Thriller
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: Girls’ Night OUt by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Thrillers seem to be the genre that I have been drawn to lately, and I am so happy that I had the opportunity to read this intense book. Girls’ Night Out is very hard to review without revealing too much of the plot, however, I will say that it did surprise me many times as I was reading, which makes for a great mystery.

❀ Mexican Setting

One of the aspects of this book that drew me in was that Mexican setting. I haven’t read too many novels set there, and I loved the lush, beautiful descriptions of the region. There is even some history included on the Mayan culture, which I found to be really cool. It is a vacation within in a book, so if you are like me, and pining for your next holiday, this book will satisfy that need.

❀ Two Authors

Books written by two authors are hits or misses for me. I can honestly say that if I hadn’t known that there were two creators behind the story, I would never have guessed it. It is a really well-written book that is told through multiple  perspectives and flashbacks. I didn’t like any of the characters, which usually is a turn-off for me. However, the dislikable characters fit this novel perfectly because it adds to the “who done it” aspect of the story.

❀ Lots of Great Suspense

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinkeis a book that I highly recommend if you are in the mood for a thriller that will provide you with lots of great suspense. The setting and the writing are both fantastic. I will definitely be adding some more of Fenton and Steinke’s books to my TBR.

Quotes: Girls’ Night Out, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke


Waves lapped against the shore. It sounded as if the sea were breathing. In and out. Between the whitecaps breaking against the sand, there was a pause, almost as if the ocean were inhaling and preparing to release another breath.


The warm wind whipped through Ashley’s hair as she navigated her pink beach cruiser down the narrow, bumpy, puddle-filled road to yoga class. To her right, huge palms crowded together, running the length of the street.



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23 thoughts on “Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

  1. Stephanie @ Bookfever says:

    Some history included on the Mayan culture? Sounds like I need to read this book. I’m curious what’s being sad about the Maya. Also been wanting to read more thrillers so it works out. Definitely adding this book to my wishlist!

  2. Greg says:

    Oh my gosh I need this book. I’ve been looking forward to itand I’m so glad to hear it was good. The Mayan elements and the unlikable protagonists have me pretty excited too lol. Great review!
    Greg recently posted…Blackfish City

  3. stephaniesbookreviews says:

    You liked this much more than I did. I thought it was really cliched and obvious and did not like the characters at all. I do agree with you about the setting, though! I also liked the shifting timeline.

    • The Candid Cover says:

      I can understand how you felt about the clichés. I think that I was in the right mood for this one. The characters were definitely dislikable, but I think it actually works for this one. I hope that you enjoy the next thriller that you read. 🙂

  4. Jaime Lester says:

    I have been all about the thriller genre lately, too. They are just what I seem to be drawn to, as of late. This one sounds really, really good. Now I am looking forward to the 24th, so I can check it out on Kindle.

  5. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves! says:

    I have this one sitting on my nightstand. I am really getting to it soon “fingers crossed”. I mean to but sometimes other things get in the way. I am really glad you liked it and makes me more likely to read it. Great review!


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