Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home.
They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with a man who means to harm them.
But Sam doesn’t know how to get them out.
They were trapped, then separated.
Now they are alone.
Will either of them get out alive?
This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night…
THE LONG WEEKEND is published by Andersen Press and is available as a paperback or an ebook.
The Long Weekend is a dark and powerful story. It is a tense contemporary thriller about two boys escaping from a remorseless abductor. Written plainly and directly, this is all the more cogent as it is a realistic scenario – something of a cautionary tale in fact.
BOOKS FOR KEEPS – 5 STARS
This is beautifully handled, without a trace of sentimentality and provides a credible and compassionate ending to a harrowing story – sadly, very much of our time.
THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN – 5 STARS
I found the story and dialogue believable and gripping and would recommend this to any secondary school reader, especially
those who may be reluctant to read.
“Written with a deft touch….the narrative traction (will they escape? will the man catch them?) gripped me and I had to finish this in one sitting. A compelling read.”
The Long Weekend is a dark and powerful story full of menace and fear. Savita Kalhan has managed to get inside the mind of a terrified eleven-year-old boy and realistically write about his innermost feelings of fear, anger, self-pity, and deep hatred. I would recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for an attention-grabbing thriller. It’s not for the faint-hearted.
Savita Kalhan has written a horror book for young teens that is realistic and compelling.