The Last Weekend Paperback
Set over a long weekend in East Anglia, this is the chilling story of a rivalrous friendship - as told with deceptive casualness by the narrator, Ian.
It opens with a surprise phone call from an old university friend, inviting Ian and his wife, Em, for a few days by the sea.
Their hosts, Ollie and Daisy, are a golden couple, and the scene is set for sunlit relaxation.
But dangerous tensions quickly emerge, and in the stifling atmosphere of a remote cottage in the hottest days of summer, Ollie and Ian resurrect a bet made twenty years before.
Each day becomes a series of challenges for higher and higher stakes, setting in train actions that will have irreversible consequences.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/05/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099542346
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Review by polarbear123
I wanted to give this book a higher rating I really did. The story is quite gripping and it is interesting as the layers of personality are peeled back from the main characters as we go along. However in certain passages the 'jump' into psycopathic behaviour in the mould of American Psycho is sometimes done quite clumsily and once or twice I found myself laughing at the prose in the places where I am sure the author had not intended me to. That said this book is worth a read and will give you something to talk about. Go on, it isn't that long anyway really....