The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

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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.

Title:The Long Weekend
ISBN:9780063074323
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    The Long Weekend Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Wow! This is one of the best written, complex, twisty, extra smart and most intense stories Gilly MacMillan created! The deeply layered, flawed, broken characters she’s developed catch you unguarded...

  • Melissa (In Catch-Up Mode)

    3.5 stars, rounded up.Was kind of eye rolling in the beginning but as the twists started being revealed I liked it more and more. Surprising thriller!At first, I thought it was kind of a silly, basic ...

  • Jayme

    When John and Maggie, the proprietors of Dark Fell Barn receive a beautifully wrapped gift, and note for their next weekend guests, they are assuming it will be a pleasant surprise for them. After all...

  • Ceecee

    The 3000 acre isolated Northumbrian farm belonging to the Eliott family is the location for the long weekend. The Elliotts own Dark Fell Barn, a holiday rental, to which Jayne (ex army intelligence), ...

  • JaymeO

    It’s a hoax! Or is it?Couples’ weekend has gone seriously wrong. When all three of their husbands are delayed, Emily, Jayne and Ruth set out to the remote Dark Fell Barn for their couples’ weeke...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: Behind her, something approaches, not quickly, but deliberately. She swings the torch wildly in its direction but sees only foliage, teased by the wind. A shudder ripples through her. Lightni...

  • Carolyn

    A relaxing long weekend away for three couples goes horribly wrong, becoming instead the weekend from hell. From the outset, this annual long weekend planned as an idyllic break for three couples got ...

  • Patcee

    Holy moly. How could a group of friends of so many disturbed people come together and function socially for so many years? Well, I guess they couldn’t do it any longer and finally, they imploded. Le...

  • Nicole

    I struggled with how to rate this one. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was ok. I thought it dragged a lot and then something interesting would happen, then drag again. I struggled to fini...

  • Denise

    Such an absolute middle-of-the-road, mediocre read. And for once, I don't even think I'm an outlier here in my opinion, as most reviews I've read seem to have similar thoughts.In a nutshell, three wom...