Title: The Long Weekend
Author: Savita Kalhan
Publisher: Andersen Press 2008
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Mixing It Up - Horror; A to Z -- K; Mount TBR
How I Got It: Won in a giveaway from The True Book Addict
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 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...
This was hands down of the scariest books I have ever read. The fact that I am a parent made it even scarier. I never want my children (or any children really) to ever have to go through that.
That said, the book is well-written. We spend just a short amount of time inside Sam's life. We see, hear, and know only what he does. We get a thin slice of the events, but it works well. The characters are well-developed, even the unnamed assailant. We know much about Sam and Lloyd from their actions. I really enjoyed Kalhan's writing, if not the subject matter.