Three friends with issues to resolve take a trip to Mexico to try to reconnect.
The issues seemed to compound rather than lessen. When one of the friends is missing the morning after a wild night of drinking, the tension between the two remaining friends continues and worsens as their fears mount.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT goes back and forth from past to present bringing with it a bit of confusion as to what is going on for the reader, but revealing that the friends have a lot of secrets they never told each other.
The book actually dragged on for me even though the secrets were interesting, but they were a bit too vague to bring anything to the story for me until around half way through the book when the reasons for the fights and the estrangements started to emerge.
The tension mounted even more when the police arrived, but up until that point, I didn’t think there was that much suspense.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT gives wonderful reasons for friendships to repair themselves and for women to support each other.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT was suspenseful because of the missing friend, but the majority of the book was about repairing friendships and revealing secrets.
Most of the secrets dealt with domestic abuse which is an excellent topic to get out in the open.
Another issue about being safe and making smart decisions when you are in a foreign country and with strangers was addressed. That is great advice and very frightening.
The tension in the last 20% of the book definitely picked up my interest and my opinion despite the slow read until then. So instead of a 3/5, I am changing my rating to a 4/5.
I received an Advanced Reader copy of this book. All opinions are my own.