BOOK REVIEW : The Weekend Away

“We don’t see what we don’t want to see.”

Konstandin, The Weekend Away

This book doesn’t do anything that other books haven’t done before but it is very well written. There are twists and turns at every part of this book and it keeps you completely intrigued.

Beth is a new mom that has been staying at home and finally gets a weekend away with her best friend, Kate, in Lisbon. Much like The Hangover, the night starts out fun but ends up with Beth waking up to find her friend, Kate, is missing. She then embarks on trying to figure out where Kate is and what happened to her. Along the way, though, she finds out way more that she thought she would.


If you have seen the trailer, for the movie on Netflix for this book, you know that Kate is dead. The book, however, doesn’t really reveal that until about halfway through the book.

I loved that Beth was so relatable from being a new mom to how she goes about figuring out where to go and what to do next. For a thriller book, it just feels really believable. It feels like what I think I would do if I woke up in a similar situation.

What I can’t understand, however, is how Kate acts. I don’t understand how someone can be so manipulative or conniving. I don’t understand how someone could do that to a person all while acting as if they are friends. And I don’t understand Rob. How can you literally murder someone and act so surprised and innocent for so long? It boggles my mind.

The only thing that I was slightly wanting to happen was to see Beth and Konstandin get together but since the ending only jumped about 2 weeks, it makes sense that Beth would not be ready for that.

Speaking of endings… WHAT?! How can the book just end like that? Does she find Rob and Marlow? Does she turn him in? I need answers that I suspect I am never going to get.


All to say that the story was written in such a way that you want to keep reading. I read it and immediately went to watch the movie because I wanted to see it come to life. I hope there is another one in this series just so I can get some closure on that cliffhanger.



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