The Long Weekend by Gilly MacMillan

4 Stars from me

So many twists and turns and subtle (and literal) wrong paths!

What starts off sounding like the perfect break – a chance for couples and old friends to relax and recharge away from all the stresses and distractions – rapidly turns into a nightmare.

Amid the tension and unpredictability, there lies a very insightful glimpse into the world of long term friendships and the historical fractures that lie within years of tiny slights and unresolved issues. All of which are heightened when one ‘old friend’ suddenly has a new, much younger partner who wasn’t around for the good old days.

When things, inevitably, started to go wrong the story really took off and I loved how many subtle wrong paths there were. I followed all of them like a fool!

The sub plot featuring the farmer and his family was a lovely little aside.

Overall, this is a fast and gripping read that I highly recommend you finish over a long weekend as the title suggests.

@GillyMacmillan @CenturyBooksUK #TheLongWeekend

Blurb: ‘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.

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