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The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend, April 2022
by Gilly Macmillan

Harper Collins
Featuring: Young Emily; Edie
352 pages
ISBN: 006307432X
EAN: 9780063074323
Kindle: B0983LK135
Hardcover / e-Book / audiobook
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"Who can be trusted?"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Long Weekend
Gilly Macmillan

Reviewed by Evie Harris
Posted March 21, 2022

Women's Fiction | Mystery | Thriller

Booked into a barn at a remote location, it was supposed to be weekend of bonding and fun. Jayne, Ruth and Emily arrived one day before their husbands were expected.  Oddly, each had a reason for not being able to come with their wives as originally planned.  So, the women were to enjoy a "girls' night".  Upon arrival, they discover a letter delivered to them stating one of their husbands was going to be murdered.  As if this wasn't unnerving enough, a horrendous storm strikes and there is no cell phone service.  Then things get worse.

The intense story moves at breakneck speed. The complex characters are all flawed and troubled. Their relationships are filled with distrust and suspicions.  Just when we think we have figured out who might be capable of murder, the author shocks her readers.

The author is a master storyteller.  She has skillfully woven a tale filled with suspense, horror and surprise.  Filled with twists and turns, this psychological thriller is not to be forgotten.  Highly recommended.

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"Fast-paced and incredibly compelling . . . this book will not let you put it down." — SHARI LAPENA

In this pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny, a group of women travel to the most remote place in England for a weekend escape, only to discover a startling note that one of their husbands will be killed before they return home—perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley.

Three couples

Two bodies

One secret

Dark Fell Barn is a “perfectly isolated” retreat, or so says its website when Jayne books a reservation for her friends. A quiet place, far removed from the rest of the world, is exactly what they need.

The women arrive for a girls’ night ahead of their husbands. There’s ex-Army Jayne, hardened and serious, but also damaged. Ruth, the driven doctor and new mother who is battling demons of her own. Young Emily, just wed and insecure, the newest addition of this tight-knit band. Missing this year is Edie, who was the glue holding them together, until her husband died suddenly.

But what they hoped would be a relaxing break soon turns to horror. Upon arrival at Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note claiming one of their husbands will be murdered. There are no phones, no cell service to check on their men. Friendships fracture as the situation spins wildly out of control. Betrayal can come in many forms.

This group has kept each other’s secrets for far too long.

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