The Long Weekend

A Novel

by Gilly Macmillan

On Sale: 03/29/2022

The Long Weekend

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The Long Weekend

A Novel

by Gilly Macmillan

On Sale: 03/29/2022

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“Twisty, dark, and packs a punch. . . . Gripping and genuinely nail-biting.” — SARAH PEARSE, New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium

"Fast-paced and incredibly compelling . . . this book will not let you put it down." — SHARI LAPENA, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

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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Critical Praise

“Twisty, dark, and packs a punch. . . . Gripping and genuinely nail-biting.” - Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatoriumon The Long Weekend

"The Long Weekend is like a chess game with multiple layers and complex characters, all leading to a shocking, explosive ending. Brilliantly plotted, with a crisp pace and constant surprises. Once again, Gilly Macmillan has exceeded my expectations." - Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wifeon The Long Weekend  

"Beautifully written and wonderfully atmospheric, The Long Weekend is an unputdownable rollercoaster of a read."   - B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doorson The Long Weekend

"The Long Weekend is exactly the kind of book I love—a chilling, creepy, corkscrew-twisty descent of a thrill ride that left me breathlessly flipping the pages long into the night. Gilly Macmillan's writing elevates the art of creating a suspenseful character study. I'll read whatever she writes!" - Wanda M. Morris, author of All Her Little Secrets, on The Long Weekend

"Fast-paced and incredibly compelling . . . this book will not let you put it down." - Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Not a Happy Family, on The Long Weekend

"I loved everything about this book—the fascinatingly flawed characters, the dark humor, the jaw-dropping twists . . . This is suspense at its absolute best, and I devoured every page." - Alison Gaylin, Edgar Award-winning author of The Collectiveon The Long Weekend

"Deliciously disturbing and terrifyingly twisted, The Long Weekend is a stunning thriller about jealousy, obsession, secrets, and trauma that threaten to destroy a tight-knit group of close friends. Gilly Macmillan has created a haunting setting that is as frightening as the horror awaiting the characters, and her brilliant pacing will keep you on edge from the first page to the last. A riveting read!" - Samantha M. BaileyUSA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edgeon The Long Weekend

“Riveting . . . Macmillan merrily leads us down many wrong paths, all the while examining the gap between fact and fiction and the relationship between author and subject. We cheerfully follow.” - New York Times Book Review on To Tell You the Truth

"This deliciously multilayered tale provides genuine, shocking surprises that culminate in a satisfying and unexpected conclusion. Macmillan is a master of misdirection." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) on To Tell You the Truth

"Macmillan's latest is an unsettling and atmospheric thriller that’s almost impossible to put down. Told from the point of view of an unreliable narrator, it will keep you guessing right up until its satisfying but unexpected conclusion." - Buzzfeed on To Tell You the Truth

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063074323
  • ISBN 10: 006307432X
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 03/29/2022
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:34.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

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