Three Hours: The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller

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

THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR AND A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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

'Gripping...impossible to forget. It should be on every reader's bookshelf' MICK HERRON

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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

'I read Three Hours in two days, in awe. I loved it more than I can say' GILLIAN MCALLISTER

'Superb' KATE MOSSE

'I love crime fiction which has an emotional pull, and this one is amazing' CLARE MACKINTOSH

'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

'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

'Brilliant' LEE CHILD

'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

- SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021
- LONGLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD 2021
- A BEST BOOK OF 2020 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, TIMES, GUARDIAN, MAIL, EXPRESS, MIRROR, LITERARY REVIEW, STYLIST, RED AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

Be aware that it's about a school shooting in England. It gets to the heart of the matter from so many perspectives...above all else...it's real. You are there...and you don't get to leave until the ... Read full review

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User Review  - kullervo16 - LibraryThing

This book just did not work for me... I have read others by the author, liked them... so had high hopes because the subject is interesting. And since I hardly ever give 1 star ratings, I want to share ... 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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