Three Hours: The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 6, 2020 - Fiction - 320 pages

THREE HOURS TO SAVE THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE
A TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR
A BEST BOOK OF 2020 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, TIMES, GUARDIAN, MAIL, MIRROR, LITERARY REVIEW, STYLIST, RED AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
A TIMES & SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
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In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege.

Pupils and teachers barricade themselves into classrooms, the library, the theatre. The headmaster lies wounded in the library, unable to help his trapped students and staff. Outside, a police psychiatrist must identify the gunmen, while parents gather desperate for news.

In three intense hours, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and save the people they love.
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WHAT EVERYONE'S SAYING ABOUT THREE HOURS

'If you read only one thriller this year; make it this one: it is that good' DAILY MAIL

'Superb' KATE MOSSE

'It's beautifully, elegantly written, SO gripping, intelligent, timely, affecting and moving' MARIAN KEYES

'A brilliant literary thriller... moving, masterly' SUNDAY TIMES

'Kept us on the edge of our seats from start to finish' INDEPENDENT

'Brilliant' LEE CHILD

'Gob-smackingly, heart-stoppingly, breath-holdingly brilliant' RUTH JONES

'A novel that you live rather than merely read' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Amazing' DAVINA MCCALL

'An electrifying, pulse-racing novel' RED

'Wow! This is a stunner of a book, staggeringly good' JANE FALLON

'An emotionally devastating and beautifully observed literary thriller' OBSERVER

'Astonishing, powerful, terrifying, heartbreaking' EMMA FLINT

'Three Hours intersperses scenes of breath-sucking tension with stirring meditations on human nature' SARA COLLINS, GUARDIAN

'A brave, timely and intricately crafted work' EMMA STONEX

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User Review  - tina1969 - LibraryThing

Three hours, one morning a head teacher is shot in a school. From there the story follows the students, the police and a mother. I read this book but didn't like it. Not liking the book however doesn ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mercef - LibraryThing

A gripping thriller about a school shooting in England. The story was very contemporary with references to Trump, refugees and right wing terror attacks. The audio version was really well done, helping to keep me caught up in the suspense. Highly recommend this one. Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Rosamund Lupton is the author of Sister, a BBC Radio 4 "Book at Bedtime", a Sunday Times and New York Timesbestseller, winner of the Strand Magazine critics award and the Richard and Judy Bookclub Readers' Choice Award. Her next two books Afterwards and The Quality of Silence (also a Richard and Judy pick) were Sunday Timesbestsellers. Her books have been published in over thirty languages.

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