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Four perfect strangers. Three days. Can one weekend away change your life? The unputdownable new drama by one of Australia’s most beloved storytellers

Coming together for a writing workshop with bestselling author Jan Goldstein, four strangers converge upon a luxury forest retreat. But along with their notepads and laptops, each of the participants has brought some emotional baggage.

Beth is a solo parent and busy career woman haunted by a tragic car accident. Simone, the youngest at 26, is a successful Instagram star but she’s hiding behind a facade. Jamie is the only man. He’s a handsome personal trainer – but he looks out of place with a pen in his hand. Finally, Alice is a wife and mum recovering from post-natal depression. She and Jamie soon realise they are not such perfect strangers after all.

Only one thing is for sure: on this creative getaway, nothing will go according to script.

The Long Weekend delivers to readers the perfect chance to escape from their own lives, if just for a few hours. Readers can expect a raft of revelations around postnatal depression, secret affairs, hidden identities, parental neglect and untold truths, with a few steamy sex scenes’ Books+Publishing

‘Delves deep into themes of secret affairs, hidden identities, parental neglect and untold truths’ Who Weekly

‘Fiona Palmer is a writer who demonstrates great facility for storytelling, for swiftly moving a plot along. She writes relatable characters. I have no doubt that The Long Weekend will be another bestseller’ Living Arts Canberra

‘An emotionally charged and engaging novel, with a good and interesting cast’ Canberra Weekly

Praise for Fiona Palmer:
‘There’s an honesty to Palmer’s characters that transports you into the heart of their worlds’ Australian Women’s Weekly
‘It’s a story about family, female empowerment and matters of the heart’ Woman’s Day
‘Her books are tear-jerkers and page-turners’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘Fiona Palmer just keeps getting better’ RACHAEL JOHNS
‘Heartbreak, love and sibling relationships’ New Idea