The Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan


In my opinion...


A roller coaster of a thriller- I loved the set up, though not so keen on the characters, but regardless found this novel so hard to put down.


It's told in an unusual way, moving from one character to another's point of view without a break, necessitating some rereading, when I didn't realise someone else was speaking- but that increases the tension and nicely misdirects who is doing what.


There are lots of secrets and motives- my main criticism is that I felt the final few pages were unnecessary and lacked the tension found earlier on in the novel.


Regardless, definitely a novel that kept me up beyond bedtime!


Want to know more?


By the time you read this, I'll have killed one of your husbands.


In an isolated retreat, deep in the Northumbria moors, three women arrive for a weekend getaway.


Their husbands will be joining them in the morning. Or so they think.


But when they get to Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note that claims one of their husbands has been murdered. Their phones are out of range. There's no internet. They're stranded. And a storm's coming in.


Friendships fracture and the situation spins out of control as each wife tries to find out what's going on, who is responsible and which husband has been targeted.


This was a tight-knit group. They've survived a lot. But they won't weather this. Because someone has decided that enough is enough.



My rating?


A sleepy four glasses!



Thank you Random House UK, Cornerstone & NetGalley for my ARC