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Publisher Description

THREE HOURS TO SAVE THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2021
LONGLISTED FOR THE GOLDSBORO BOOKS GLASS BELL AWARD 2021

A TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE YEAR
A BEST BOOK OF 2020 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, TIMES, GUARDIAN, MAIL, EXPRESS, 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

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
January 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

note it now ,

Bingeworthy

A long time since a book captivated me so completely! Brilliant crafting of suspense and intelligent intertextual richness. The integrity of the text is in its characterisation, which is authentic and highly engaging.

Colourful colouring ,

Devoured within 3 hours

Absolutely could not put it down. 10/10

JanMcFran ,

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Every word counts in this book. It is readable, a real page turner, and yet profound, using consistent literary allusions and thought-provoking contemporary cultural mores. Love in all its many forms provides the foundation for the story and the many relationships throughout.

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