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'A tense rollercoaster' Sarah Vaughan
'Brilliantly plotted!' Liz Nugent
'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 claiming one of their husbands has been murdered. Their phones are out of range. There is no internet. They are stranded. And a storm is coming in.
Friendships fracture and the situation spins out of control as each wife tries to find out what is going on, who is responsible and which husband has been targeted.
This was a tight-knit group. They have survived a lot. But they won't weather this. Because someone has decided that enough is enough.
That it is time for a reckoning.
Praise for Gilly Macmillan:
'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
Ruth, Jayne, and Emily, the protagonists of this well-crafted thriller from bestseller MacMillan (To Tell You the Truth), arrive one Friday at Dark Fell Barn, a guesthouse in the north of England, without their husbands, tight-knit school friends who were delayed at the last minute. Not joining the group is another friend, recently widowed Edie, who leaves a note at the barn informing the three women she has killed one of their husbands. With no cell service and a powerful storm trapping them, the three vacillate between panic and assuring themselves it's a mean prank from the manipulative Edie while hiding secrets of their own: physician Ruth has slid into alcoholism since giving birth, former military intelligence analyst Jayne has PTSD, and much younger Emily grapples with her traumatic childhood. Ruth's disappearance early the next morning and one of their husband's showing up alone raises more questions. The revelation of the real killer's identity, after many red herrings, sets up a suspenseful, prolonged but never bloated race to safety. Macmillan effectively shifts perspectives in this twisty, complicated puzzle. Readers will enjoy putting together all the pieces.