The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

‘By the time you read this, I’ll have killed one of your husbands’


'A tense rollercoaster' Sarah Vaughan
'Brilliantly plotted' Liz Nugent
'Incredibly compelling' Shari Lapena
'I raced through' Claire Douglas
'Packs a punch' Sarah Pearse
'Wonderfully atmospheric' BA Paris
'Lures you in until you can't escape' Jane Corry
'Explosive' Samantha Downing
'Dazzlingly clever' Chris Ewan
'Ominous, absorbing and atmospheric' Christina McDonald
'Upredictable and pacy' Tim Weaver
'A tense page turner' Jane Shemilt
'Completely absorbing' Will Dean


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.

'Fast paced, unpredictable and original with a twist that made me gasp out loud. I loved it' CLAIRE DOUGLAS, author of The Couple at No. 9

'A gripping thriller that starts on simmer and builds to a boil' The Sun

'Gilly Macmillan serves up the ingredients for a perfect night from hell' The New York Times

'Gilly Macmillan's tense thriller remorselessly exposes the web of secrets and betrayal behind the facade of friendship' Daily Mail

About the author

Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan is the Sunday Times bestselling and Edgar-nominated author of What She Knew, The Perfect Girl, Odd Child Out, I Know You Know, The Nanny, To Tell You the Truth and The Long Weekend.

She grew up in Swindon and studied at Bristol University and The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She has worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery and has been a lecturer in photography.

She now writes full-time and lives in Bristol with her family.
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