The Weekend Away – Book Review

Title:- The Weekend Away

Author:- Sarah Alderson

No. of pages:- 332 pages

Date published:- July 23rd 2020

Publisher:- Avon

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

Rating:- 4.5/5 stars

***Now a Netflix Original movie, starring Leighton Meester, streaming globally.***

Miles from home. Trust no one. Suspect everyone.

Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away.

This year, they’re off to Lisbon: the perfect flat, the perfect view, the perfect itinerary. And what better way to kick things off in style than with the perfect night out?

But when Orla wakes up the next morning, Kate is gone. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope. As she frantically retraces their steps, Orla makes a series of shattering discoveries that threaten everything she holds dear. Because while Lisbon holds the secret of what happened that night, the truth may lie closer to home…

A twisty holiday read for fans of The Holiday and Date Night.

After reading Sarah Alderson’s The Stalker, I was curious to read The Weekend Away which was recently made into a Netflix movie. So hence, I just finished with this book.

Kate and Orla goes to Portugal for a girls’ night out. They have a wild night with Kate inviting two male escorts which angered Orla. The next day, when Orla wakes up she finds that Kate is missing. And as she tries to find out what really happened to Kate, she soon became a suspect for her friend’s disappearance.

It was really good! Fast paced thriller packed with twists and turns you wouldn’t expect and I was drawn into the book. The story is told mainly from Orla’s point of view as she tries to find out what really happened to her friend that night. The author’s writing style was good and the author did a good job of drawing the reader into the story. However, the ending I felt was a bit predictable but nonetheless, it was like, I felt like I was watching an action packed movie and I was put at the edge of the seat as I was reading the book, thirsting to know what really happened to Kate!

Overall, this book will keep you up all night–worth 4.5 stars!

Sarah is a British born, LA based screenwriter and author.

Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and toddler daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home.

She finished her first novel, HUNTING LILA, just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel on the beach in India, and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they reached Bali. After living there for five years, during which time she wrote another ten books, she and her family made the move to California.

Her first non-fiction book, CAN WE LIVE HERE, based on her family’s travels around the world to find a new home, was published in 2015.

While now writing predominantly for TV and film, Sarah remains a prolific author, writing women’s fiction under the name Mila Gray. Her novels in this genre include the #1 bestselling COME BACK TO ME, STAY WITH ME and RUN AWAY WITH ME.

Her adult psychological thrillers include: FRIENDS LIKE THESE, IN HER EYES and THE WEEKEND AWAY, which is soon to be a Netflix movie.

Her books have appeared in translation in Germany, Mexico, Brazil, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Poland.

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