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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  10,657 ratings  ·  1,367 reviews
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, Nat ...more
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Published July 24th 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
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Chelsea Humphrey
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Lisa Steinke
"It's all very well to tell us to forgive our enemies; our enemies can never hurt us very much, But oh, what about forgiving our friends?"
-Willa Cather, My Mortal Enemy

You know that old saying where there's always one left out in a group of 3 friends? Welcome to Girls' Night Out, where this theme is explored and portrayed in the most delicious and dramatic of ways. If you're like me, then you wholly enjoy some "escapism" fiction, and this guilty pleasure novel is just that. I was so completely s
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Liane Moriarty
A beautiful, haunting story of friendship and what happens when that friendship is put to the test. A must-read for women of all ages!!!

Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke is a gripping tale of friendship and the cracks that form over time. This book reminds me a bit of what makes Liane Moriarty successful—it’s a deep character study of women and their lives both separate to and in relation to one another, and with a dash of suspense. Readers will find themselves turning the pages, w
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, arcs
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3.5 Stars

Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren have traveled all the way to Tulum, Mexico in hopes of rekindling their previous friendships.

The book opens in present time. Natalie awakens the morning of their last day in Mexico. She panics when she realizes she’s not in her hotel bed. She’s not in any bed. She is outside the hotel, on the beach…alone. She heads to her hotel room to find Ashley, hoping she can help her figure out what
Theresa Alan
May 26, 2018 rated it liked it
The mystery of the disappearance of one woman who goes missing as the three friends are in Tulum, Mexico, trying to repair their friendship kept me reading to the end, but their differences and arguments got tedious and none of the women was likeable.

The story not only alternates from the three women’s points of view, it also bounces back and forth between the few days before Ashley disappears to the days after. So, one chapter you’ll be reading about the night they arrived, the morning after sh
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, net-galley
4 Stars and A Margarita🍹 🌟🌟🌟🌟

First of all where can I get me one of those BLOWN brush things? Seriously the curly hair struggle is real!!!

My daughter and I were out to dinner tonight and we were talking about things and it came up that I am a girls girl, her... not so much... i’ve always had strong female friendships, and I’ve been beyond blessed to have had the amazing friends that I have had throughout my entire life.... yes even in high school! However even the strongest of friendships can be
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
"The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies." (Chobir Dokan)

The penetrating rays of the intense sun beckon three estranged friends to mend their disjointed relationships on the beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula. Tulum seems like just the right destination to sort the broken shards among the seashells. But this attempt at reunion will be more than they ever bargained for.

Once upon a time in a kinder, gentler universe, Natalie and Ashley brilliantly developed a stylin
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a ride. I feel like I’ve been in a maze and just found my way out.

I haven’t had the pleasure of reading The Widow, these duo authors previous book. I need to though going by this fantastic read.

The authors write up at the back of the book also impacted on me after I had finished the story then got to read this.
We all have friendships, sometimes we don’t see eye to eye, we fall out. Or harbour resentments towards each other hiding what we really feel because if we voice them we risk f
Kylie D
I was excited to get this novel, as I had loved the authors' previous work "The Good Widow" and was looking forward to experience this latest book. However I found this novel to fall well short of that..

It sees three women travelling to Mexico to try to mend unravelling friendships. Their relationships become more and more strained over the week, and then on the last night one of the women, Ashley, disappears, leaving Lauren and Natalie frantically looking for her. Lauren had left them earlier i
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Natalie, Ashley, and Lauren have been best friends since college but they drifted apart and have not spoken in a few years. In hope of repairing their broken friendship, Ashley invites the girls on a spur of the moment trip to Mexico.

Ashley is hopeful that the trip to Mexico will magically bring the girls back together...but little did the girls know that their lives will be turned upside down. After a tragic fight one night between the girls, Ashley disappears. Has she been hurt? Where could s
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Girls’ Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke is a psychological thriller that has multiple points of view along with alternating timelines. The story begins at the end of a week long vacation between three very good friends but then goes back to the days leading up to that morning while also following what happens from that morning onward.

All three ladies in this book are given a voice to show how each is dealing with each event as the book goes along. Ashley, Natalie, and Lauren have all bee
Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Happy Publication day to Girls' Night Out! I love Lisa and Liz's books and am very thankful to Amazon Publishing for sending me an advanced copy.

Ashley, Natalie and Lauren have been friends for 20+ years. They say that you need to be friends for 7 years in order to be friends for life but if your friends held secrets and said things to you that you deem unforgivable would you still be friends? Natalie and Ashley are in business together and struggling if they should take a buyout from a
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
4 suspenseful stars to Girls’ Night Out! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke are lifelong best friends who co-author books. I read and enjoyed two of them, and I have anticipated Girls’ Night Out since they posted on Facebook about their girls’ trip to Tulum, Mexico when they were in the writing process. Follow them on Facebook if you have not already. They are so fun! The setting in Tulum piqued my interest because I traveled there years ago, and I remember its immense beauty well.

I went into this with high expectations. Unfortunately, I came out the other side with just an average, “hmm...that was just an OK” read.

Three women, lifelong friends. Two of the three are business partners as well. They’ve all decided to head for Mexico for a much anticipated “friends” retreat. They hope to rebuild their fractured friendships and maybe even make a final decision on the direction of their business.

Of course, nothing goes smoothly, to say the least. In fact, it all hits the fan w
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley. This will not effect my review of this book.

“Nothing hurts more than being disappointed by the person you thought would never hurt you.”

No truer statement describes the theme of Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke’s book, Girls’ Night Out. A tale of friendships, betrayal, doubt and the fallout of some costly decisions describe this book in a nutshell. What the reader gets to experience are the consequences of what happens when three friends try to reconnect
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Girls Night Out started off intriguing and I was drawn into the lives of these three friends and their secrets and troubling past. I was turning those pages as fast as I could but I soon got weary of being drawn into their consent resentment for each other and things from their past and the bickening between them.

The tension does increase as Natalie and Lauren search for answers as to what happened the night their friend Ashley disappears. The drama also increases and unfortunately for me I did
May 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
Natalie, Ashley and Lauren have been best friends since college but life happened and they drifted apart so in hope of repairing their broken friendship, Ashley invited them on a trip to Mexico. After days of fighting with each other, Ashley disappears and the others are trying to figure out what happened.
I did not connect with the characters, all three women seemed too immature for their age, they are selfish and whiny and at times I had a hard time telling them apart.
The changing of POV’s an
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1.5 Stars

Yeeeesh. This one did not work for me AT. ALL. The story here is about three 40-somethings who take a girls’ trip in order to reconnect. There’s drama between two of them due to the fact that they hit the bigtime with their company “BloMe” (okay I’ll give credit where it’s due to that name) when they invented something every woman didn’t even know they needed until they saw it . . . .

Now one wants to sell and the other do
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, chick-lit
I received this book for free from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4.

This book started off really strong. There was a lot of intrigue, which made this a complete page turner. I just couldn’t put it down! I needed to know what happened to Ashley.

Then the ending came and I was a bit disappointed. It wasn’t as big of a reveal as I thought it was going to be. I was expecting a huge twist that usually comes with thrillers, but instead it w
Mary Kubica
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's trouble in paradise for three best friends struggling to make amends in the latest thriller from the dynamic writing duo of Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. GIRLS' NIGHT OUT is a chilling page-turner full of secrets and hostility that will leave readers shocked again and again... and again. I loved it ...more
Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
Jul 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, mystery, thriller
DNF 60%

SOMEONE GIVE ME THE HOURS I WASTED ON THIS BOOK BACK! I WANT THEM BACK! Reading this was a M I S E R A B L E experience. I love me a good thriller and I was super excited to read one about a girls’ night gone wrong because I love a good girls’ night as much as the next lady, but I also love murder and mystery. Double score. Silly me, I also thought that this was going to be some kind of badass “best girlfriends vs. the bad guy” story.

^^^^ that’s now me laughing at then me

Nat, Ashley and
Before I start my review, I just want to say that I'm so happy that I waited until after my trip to Mexico to read this. It soooo would've given me nightmares! Dynamic duo Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke are back causing trouble for us with Girls Night Out . Three estranged long-term friends Natalie, Ashley, and Lauren decide to vacation in Tulum, Mexico (been here before and it's AMAZING! Definitely try to make an effort to visit before it becomes the next Cancun) for a girls getaway in hopes of ...more
Susanne  Strong
Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, buddy-read
3.5 Stars* (rounded down)

Ashley, Natalie and Lauren have been best friends since College, yet as time has gone on, their friendship has waned. It happens to everyone right? Yet Ashley just can’t handle it. She needs them and just isn’t whole without them. As a way to re-solidify their friendship, and celebrate their all turning the big 40, Ashley plans a trip to Tulum, Mexico.

There is only one small problem with her idea. Lauren and Ash haven’t really spoken in a year. Not since their “big” fig
Erin Clemence
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, first-reads
Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for a free, electronic ARC of this novel.

In a desperate attempt to rekindle their dying friendship, Natalie, Lauren and Ashley take a vacation to Tulum, Mexico, a resort town known for its restorative properties. When Ashley goes missing after a girl’s night out, Lauren and Natalie must try and recover their foggy, alcohol-infused memories, as well as come to terms with their own secrets and feelings, and try to discover what happened to Ashley. Did sh
Catherine McKenzie
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Liz and Lisa's GIRLS NIGHT OUT is a strong follow-up to the bestselling THE GOOD WIDOW. Three friends go on a girls' trip to Mexico to try to repair their friendship. But when one of them goes missing after a night out drinking--and fighting--they're left trying to puzzle out what happened the night before. Sparkling characters, real friendships, and a fast-paced mystery: what more could you ask for in your next read? ...more
"There was still time to rediscover the smiling women from the framed picture. They hadn't veered so far off the path.

Had they"?

Girls' Night Out by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

It seems appropriate I would be reviewing this book on National Margarita day.

So this was a quite a read and I mean that in a good way. There are so many mixed reviews of this book. I fall into the "loved it" camp.

Plot has been gone over..three friends looking to reconnect take trip to Mexico. The book initially appears tha
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I knew straight away this was the book for me!! A story about friendship and betrayal that’s beautifully written and stays with you after reading it.

Lauren, Ashley and Natalie are friends that are not as close as they used to be, so Ashley invites them to stay with her in Mexico hoping that they can build bridges between them, but it will take more than sea, sand and Sangria’s when friends are keeping secrets from each other!!

After a night out with local Marco, Natalie wakes up the next day on
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical-arcs
Last summer I was raving about Liz and Lisa’s The Good Widow and was SO excited to hear that they would be sticking with suspense for this next book as well. This had many of the same aspects that worked so well for me in TGW; it’s extremely fast paced and exciting, it’s addictive the kind of book you can’t put down until you finish and it’s set in another stunning location that the authors bring to life!

At its core this book is about female friendships and not just the fun, sunny side. It explo
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

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
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
Ashley, Natalie and Lauren. Is three a crowd? Can three women be best friends and there NOT be any drama? Sometimes a good travel for some quality face time can help these tenuous relationships - sometimes. Look, I'm not going to go deep into the plot - I'm going to explain why this book resonated with me.

Best friendships are like marriages and family - there are ups and downs. It's easy to take your irritations and frustrations out on the people you know best. There WILL be some drama and espec
Melissa In The City
I LOVED LOVED every second I spent with this book! 5 shiny stars! or 6..or 7..or 12!!
From the very first line to the very last, I couldn't put this book down.

1) Three girlfriends, with a 20 year history, that need to heal their broken friendships. There's pain, regret, anger, resentment, jealousy. And there's also a deep bond that they do treasure. This is the trip to put everything back to the way it was before everything that happened to them, happened.

2) Tulum, Mexico, a place for healing a
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Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been best friends for over 30 years and survived high school and college together. They've co-authored six novels, including The Year We Turned Forty, which is in development for a TV series. They also host the popular podcast We Fight So You Don't Have to. They both reside with their families and several rescue dogs in San Diego, California.

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