Micro-Review #135: The Long Weekend

by Gilly Macmillan

Three women travel to a remote corner of England for a long weekend. When they arrive, a note awaits them stating that one of their husbands will be killed by the time they get home. As they’re cut off from the world (no cell coverage, Wi-Fi or vehicle), they’re left alone with their own fears and obsessions.

This eco-tourism version of a locked-room thriller is capably told but not overly ambitious. The narrative swings from twisting to plodding and back again. Constant POV jumps add unnecessary murkiness. If you like cozy thrillers, you’ll probably be happy. If you’re not big on the genre, this could end up as a DNF.

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