The Perfect Escape (Paperback)

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The perfect girls' weekend turns deadly in this twisty unforgettable thriller that is perfect for fans of Shari Lapena and Riley Sager.

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.

About the Author

Leah Konen is the author of All the Broken People and of several young adult novels, including Love and Other Train Wrecks and The Romantics. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and English literature. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, New York, with her husband; their daughter, Eleanor; and their dog, Farley.

Praise For…

A Marie Claire Most Anticipated Book of 2022
A New York Post Required Reading Pick
A Pop Sugar Must-Read Thriller in 2022
Also featured in BookPage, The Big Thrill and more

"Konen knows how to write great dialogue and keep readers surprised ... will make you wonder who your friends really are."--Albany Times Union

"This page-turner will appeal…Chilling.”--Publishers Weekly

“This twisty and increasingly disturbing story has a delicious, unhinged energy, hinting at all manner of suspects as the women’s motives are gradually revealed to be even deeper—and perhaps darker—than they first seemed.”--BookPage

"Full of secrets and twists, The Perfect Escape is a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller about a group of friends who may not know one another as well as they think. With its eerie setting, unsettling plot, and shocking reveals, this book had me completely captivated from the first page to the very last."--Megan Miranda, author of Such a Quiet Place

"Nobody writes twists like Leah Konen—this woman puts Hitchcock to shame. The Perfect Escape is somehow even more fantastic than her stunning debut, All the Broken People; her sophomore effort is a gripping, whip-smart, and unforgettable pulse-pounder that left my head spinning. With its intricate plotting and truly shocking reveals, this thriller is both an addictive page-turner and a brilliant examination of female friendship, shame, and betrayals. Thriller lovers: You need this book."--Andrea Bartz, author of We Were Never Here

"When three women embark on a trip to forget their broken lives, they become embroiled in the center of a murder investigation. The Perfect Escape is a clever, locked room mystery that is compulsively readable and impossible to put down!"--Wendy Walker, author of Don't Look for Me

"The Perfect Escape
is the type of captivating, masterfully-constructed thriller you'll consume in a breathless rush—and then flip right back to the beginning to figure out how the author pulled it all off. Konen keeps the shocking twists coming while wringing nail-biting tension out of even the smallest moments. I couldn't put it down!"-Layne Fargo, author of They Never Learn

"I gulped The Perfect Escape down in one juicy, frantic sitting — Konen's tense, captivating plot never goes where you think it might, and she expertly peels back the layers on female friendship, toxic shame, and the way love can make dupes of us all. Fans of Ruth Ware should run, not walk, to grab this twisty, shocking thriller about a girls' weekend from hell!"--Halley Sutton, author of The Lady Upstairs

“[A] twisted thriller that will keep you up all night reading.”--Parkersburg News & Sentinel

“I really enjoyed it… Clever, complex and expertly planned”--Rachel Abbott, author of Close Your Eyes

"What a clever book, I inhaled every chapter, desperate to find out what was going on. I absolutely loved it! Those cliffhangers!"--Andrea Mara, author of All Her Fault

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593085448
ISBN-10: 0593085442
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 400
Language: English