cover158098-mediumFrom Goodreads:Three hours is 180 minutes or 10,800 seconds.

It is a morning’s lessons, a dress rehearsal of Macbeth, a snowy trek through the woods.
It is an eternity waiting for news. Or a countdown to something terrible.
It is 180 minutes to discover who you will die for and what men will kill for.

In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. Told from the point of view of the people at the heart of it, from the wounded headmaster in the library, unable to help his trapped pupils and staff, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the parents gathering desperate for news, to the 16 year old Syrian refugee trying to rescue his little brother, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the students taking refuge in the school theatre, all experience the most intense hours of their lives, where evil and terror are met by courage, love and redemption.

My Review

Wow what a book! I’ve been sitting on this review for weeks now because I really didn’t know where to begin!

I loved everything about this book! The writing was beautiful, it captivated me, making me feel like I was a fly on the wall watching everything unfold at the school.

I felt for the different characters as their stories unfolded on this anything but normal day. What was going to happen to them? How were they going to cope with the extreme circumstances that they found themselves in?

I didn’t want to put this book down, but at times I had to because it was so tense and I needed a breather!

The overall thread of love overcoming hatred throughout this story was so strong, it really helped to fight against the darkness of the story.

What more can I say except buy this one, and read it, if you enjoy tense beautifully written thrillers.

Thanks so much to NetGalley and Penguin Books UK for my digital copy.

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