The Long Weekend pdf Summary Reviews by Gilly Macmillan 

The Long Weekend pdf book is a thriller novel by Gilly Macmillan. The book is a pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny. In the story, 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.

The Long Weekend Summary

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.

The long weekend review with the Author Gilly Macmillan


About Gilly Macmillan Author of The Long Weekend

Gilly Macmillan
Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan author of The Long Weekend pdf book is the New York Times & Sunday Times bestselling author of TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, THE NANNY, 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 seventh novel.

The Long Weekend pdf, Paperback, Hardcover

The Long weekend pdf
The Long weekend pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Morrow (March 29, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 006307432X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0063074323
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 1.13 x 9 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #11,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #269 in Historical Thrillers (Books)
  • #303 in Women’s Divorce Fiction
  • #441 in Sisters Fiction
  • Customer Reviews: 3.9 out of 5 stars    1,416 ratings

The Long Weekend Reviews

Donna J. Murphy

5.0 out of 5 stars wow!
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2022

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What a ride. I couldn’t read fast enough. I needed to get to the end and thankfully this twisted, demented mess was wrapped up neatly. Readers weren’t left hanging with unresolved story lines which tick me off when an author does that. Great read!


5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2022

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The characters are complex, and while the book is different in many ways from a classic amateur-detective story, it felt as carefully plotted as an Agatha Christie.


5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2022

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I read a lot of books and after a while some of them blend in together. I don’t think that will happen with this one. In my opinion it is truly exceptional I stayed up way past my bedtime and only when I thought there was nothing remaining except tying up some of the storylines, I turned off the light. I finished it today and guess what? I usually race through the ending but this book persuaded me to savor every word until it was truly finished.

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5.0 out of 5 stars couldn’t put it down
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2022

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My work and my children suffered, but I had I find out the missing piece of the puzzle. Definitely kept me engaged from the first to the last page.

Susan M. Baumann

3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Potential, Lackluster Execution
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2022

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I was looking forward to reading this book.
The premise sounded intriguing. Three women travel ahead of their husbands to a remote locale in Northern England for a relaxing weekend getaway. The surroundings are scenic, rugged, isolated and slightly ominous. Macmillan sets an atmospheric tone, and the reader thinks this will be an enjoyable, fast-paced thriller. Unfortunately, the gap between my anticipation and the actual execution of the story was a wide gulf. For the first 100 pages, Emily, Jane and Ruth are dull, flat and uninteresting characters. They know each other only because their husbands have a long-standing friendship, and the women aren’t close. They have little in common. Each is preoccupied with their own problems. They ruminate about their marriages in lengthy, internal monologues, but don’t talk much. They think, drink and prepare a dinner that they never eat. They also receive a strange note and a bottle of champagne from someone named “E”, warning of the death of one of their husbands while they’re away. The women immediately suspect, Edie, a flirtatious interloper, who is part of the husband’s tight friendship circle. The husbands are all enthralled by Edie’s beauty, charm and penchant for antics. Edie recently lost her husband in a tragic accident, and the women speculate that Edie’s note is penned out of some sort of bizarre grief. At this point, I’m asking why three women would tolerate a long history of their husbands flirting openly with Edie and do nothing? After reading the disturbing threat, the women alternate between worry about cell phone reception because of a sudden storm that has descended on the area, and whether to venture out into the elements toward the proprietor’s farm. I kept thinking, why wasn’t the barn equipped for an emergency? Wouldn’t that be a potential liability for guests? Drama, peril and chaos predictably ensue. With smoother writing and stronger characters, this portion of the book could have been taut and riveting, but instead, it was overwrought and wearying. Mercifully, daylight arrives, the storm subsides and the story finally begins to move. At least now, we’ll find out what has happened to Toby, Mark, Paul and the infamous Edie, as well as, Edie’s teenage daughter, Imogen. The plot twists and turns rapidly, and there are multiple surprises, but the book is heavily plot-driven, at the expense of actual character development. The reader is told who the characters are and why, but never shown. This book had so much potential. An intriguing premise that gets mired and lost.

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