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  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405944892
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

The Perfect Escape

The twisty psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the end

Three friends. One much-needed getaway. Who could have expected it to end in murder...

When her husband Harry walks out after just six months, a girls' weekend away with two friends seems like just what Sam needs.

But they aren't even halfway to their destination when things start to go wrong: car trouble that just happens to leave them stranded in the town where Harry lives.

And that's only the beginning.

Because there are three things Sam doesn't yet know:

One of her friends is lying about what happened.
One is lying about who she is.
And one of them will never make it home . . .

  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9781405944892
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Leah Konen

Leah Konen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and English literature. She's the author of several young adult novels, including Love and Other Train Wrecks and The Romantics.

She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, NY, with her husband, their daughter, Eleanor, and their dog, Farley. One White Lie is her first thriller.

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Praise for The Perfect Escape

Nobody writes twists like Leah Konen-this woman puts Hitchcock to shame. The Perfect Escape is somehow even more fantastic than her stunning debut, One White Lie; 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

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

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

When three women embark on a trip to forget their broken lives, they become embroiled in the centre 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

Clever, complex and expertly planned

Rachel Abbott

What a clever book, I inhaled every chapter, desperate to find out what was going on. I absolutely loved it! Those cliffhangers!

Andrea Mara, bestselling author of All Her Fault

This addictive read has all the elements of a perfect thriller - action packed, creepy and full of twists, it's unputdownable!

My Weekly

A brilliantly addictive, tense and twisty thriller about toxic relationships, secrets and lies

Alice Hunter

A smart thriller that really keeps you guessing


Praise for Leah Konen

It's rare that a novel keeps me guessing until the very last page - but One White Lie delivers in a big way. If you crave an escape from the real world, this is the book for you. It's absolutely terrific

Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling co-author of The Wife Between Us

Hooked me from the start, with an ending that will blow you away

Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

Intense, unpredictable and completely addictive... everything a great psychological thriller should be

TM Logan, bestselling author of The Holiday

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