Ominous, absorbing and atmospheric, The Long Weekend is psychological suspense at its finest! A gorgeous thriller about obsession and dark secrets that threaten to destroy a group of close friends who all have an awful lot to hide. As always, Macmillan summons a dark magic on the page, with a haunting setting, compelling plot and prose so vivid it paints the story in intricate detail. This one shines!
The book is boldly structured with multiple characters and time periods moving abruptly about, sometimes between paragraphs, but the effect is such that the suspense is kept at a constant high. The twists are unexpected and surprising, revealed with a practiced, almost casual air.
Undoubtedly, the characters are all train wrecks, and each is unreliable in his/her own way, but their character development is so elegantly done you can’t help but empathize. This is an unforgettable thriller that ratchets up the tension with every flip of the page.