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Three Hours

Author: Rosamund Lupton
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Sister comes an electrifying, pulse-racing new novel that takes us deep into the heart of what it means to be human

'Superb' Kate Mosse
'ASTONISHING. Powerful, terrifying, heartbreaking' Emma Flint
'One of the most exhilarating reading experiences I've ever had' Emma Healey
'A stunner of a book. Staggeringly good' Jane Fallon
'SO gripping, intelligent, timely, affecting and moving' Marian Keyes

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. 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.

'A brilliant literary thriller... moving, masterly, flawlessly orchestrated' Sunday Times

Three Hours intersperses scenes of breath-sucking tension with stirring meditations on human nature. . . The message Lupton's novel delivers is that only love can save us' Sara Collins, Guardian

'It is early days, but this could be one of the thrillers of the decade. Intense, horrifying and brilliantly told... If you read only one thriller this year; make it this one: it is that good' Daily Mail

Bertrams Buyer's Notes:

A school in rural Somerset is besieged during a blizzard. The points of view of a diverse range of people caught up in the cataclysmic event are presented across a choral panoply of voices, pitting violence and terror against courage and redemption. Lupton is the author of }Sister{, }The Quality Of Silence{ and others.