Ashley Green was excited the day she e-mailed her long-time friends Natalie and Lauren to plan a trip to Tulum, Mexico. She longed for a place of spiritual renewal where the three friends could not only reconnect after having drifted apart over the past year, but do some soul searching as well. Ashely knew this was the time and place for reconciliation, but just didn’t know where to start: “With Lauren and their terrible fight a year ago? With Natalie and the recent offer from Revlon to buy their company – creating tension within their friendship and business partnership? Or say nothing at all?” (Girls’ Night Out, p. 8).
After arriving in Tulum, Ashley becomes enamoured with a local man named Marco during a morning yoga class. Before the beginning of the class, Marco shares with Ashley some of the secrets that make Tulum a truly rejuvenating experience and Ashley finds herself sharing her own secrets with Marco. Marco offers to show Ashley and her friends around Tulum (including a private beach in the area) and Ashley is eager to accept. Lauren and Natalie are skeptical about Ashley’s quick friendship with Marco, but Ashley’s power of persuasion wins out in the end.
Marco becomes a permanent fixture in the friends’ vacation, his presence causing added tension between Ashley, Lauren and Natalie. Everything comes to a head on their final night in Tulum when Marco shows up at the same bar as the three women.
The morning of their departure, Natalie wakes up on the beach outside the hotel wearing the dress from the night before - and it’s soaking wet. She has no memory of what happened after they left the bar and Ashley is nowhere to be found…
The latest thriller by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke will have you on the edge of your seat as you flip back and forth between recollections of the past from the perspective of each friend to the day after the disappearance and ensuing search for Ashley. Along the way you’ll learn bits and pieces of what happened that night from Natalie and Lauren. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself turning the pages as fast as you can to the twist ending you’ll have to read to believe.
Look for Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke coming soon to the GPPL. Place your hold now!