The Long Weekend by Gilly Macmillan #BookReview #PenguinRandomHouse #NetGalley #5*

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.

That it’s time for a reckoning.

Gripping and Thrilling to the Very Last!

Now here’s a novel with everything going for it!

Three couples have planned a weekend getaway only, at the last minute, the men are delayed by a day so the women set off together for the isolated converted barn which has been booked for their stay. The road is so inaccessible that they have to leave their car and travel the last bit of their journey in the farmer’s jeep. On arrival, they find a note claiming that one of their husbands’ has been murdered. Panic sets in as they are completely alone, with no landline, no phone signal, no internet and the weather is quickly deteriorating. The splinters in the relationships are showing – and it’s only the beginning . . .

It’s fair to say that I have loved everything I’ve read by Gilly Macmillan; she has such a lovely smiley face but, trust me, behind her eyes is a brain like a steel trap which concocts tales to shock and surprise her readers over and over again. This one dropped another revelation every time I thought that something completely different was going on! A thoroughly gripping read all the way to the very end. I particularly love that we found out what happened to everyone featured after that fateful weekend ; this, for me, was the icing on the cake. Beautifully written as I have come to expect from this author, this is a novel I highly recommend to everyone who enjoys a really suspenseful and thrilling read! This one easily commands a full house of glowing, sparkling stars!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: suspense thriller

Author Details

Gilly Macmillan is the Sunday Times & New York Times bestselling author of THE NANNY (out 2019). Also WHAT SHE KNEW (previously published as BURNT PAPER SKY in some territories), THE PERFECT GIRL, ODD CHILD OUT & I KNOW YOU KNOW.

Gilly is Edgar Award nominated and an ITW award finalist. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages.

She grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and also lived in Northern California. She studied History of Art at Bristol University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Gilly lives in Bristol, UK with her family and writes full time. She’s currently working on her sixth novel.

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