Book Review: The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman


June Moody was unexpectedly single after her boyfriend ran off to Amsterdam with a much younger woman. June hadn’t planned on attending the girls weekend at her college nemesis’ estate, but now she really needed a change of scenery from her job as an English professor and her lonely home.

June travels to the estate of Sadie MacTavish (what a name!) to spend the weekend with college friends to celebrate a new baby. Sadie’s cousin, Amy, was having a baby, but Amy has always been taken care of by Sadie due to her shaky mental state. Another awkward aspect of this weekend is the fact that June used to date Sadie’s husband.

After an evening of drinking, the guests all wake up to a lack of memories regarding the prior night. They remember having drinks, but they cannot remember what happened next. Sadie is nowhere to be found. Her phone is found in the garage, but it is smashed. There are bloodstains on the wall, and the girls are wearing Sadie’s clothes.

June needs to figure out what happened before the police, because her lack of memories and a late night rendezvous with Sadie’s husband leave her right in the center of their questions.

My Thoughts:

I had read mixed reviews regarding this book, so I did not know what to expect. I really enjoyed the book. It reminded me of a good classic mystery of “whodunit,” with some shades of the Clue movie as a “locked room” mystery………..who are the suspects, where is the weapon, etc.

The ending is a bit predictable, but it is an enjoyable mystery for an easy read.

This would be a great book to pick up for a weekend trip away!!

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