THREE HOURS TO SAVE THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE
A TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & A BEST BOOK OF 2020 IN THE SUNDAY TIMES, TIMES, GUARDIAN, STYLIST, RED AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
A TIMES & SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. Children 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.
'A brilliant literary thriller... moving, masterly' Sunday Times
'Extraordinary... Three Hours is much more than a nail-biting thriller; it is a disquisition on values: of love and hate, of sacrifice for others, of risk-taking and courage' The Times
'A novel that you live rather than merely read' Telegraph
'Amazing' Davina McCall
'It is early days, but this could be one of the thrillers of the decade. If you read only one thriller this year; make it this one: it is that good' Daily Mail
'Three Hours intersperses scenes of breath-sucking tension with stirring meditations on human nature' Sara Collins, Guardian
Wow! This is a stunner of a book. Staggeringly good
It's beautifully, elegantly written, SO gripping, intelligent, timely, affecting and moving
There's no one else writing quite like Rosamund Lupton in fiction today - the way she combines high tension with a compassionate and humane take on the world is unique. Three Hours is exceptional - at turns heart-breaking, warm, terrifying, perceptive and grippingly page turning
Three Hours is Rosamund Lupton's best book yet, and that is high praise. A monster story for our fractious historical moment -- the age of the internet and of Columbine, of terror and mass migration -- when the monsters often look an awful lot like our own children. Chilling, suspenseful, humane, and brave
An incredible, unbelievably powerful book... I forgot how to breathe as it explored what it means to be human - for better or for worse. It's taut, it's tight, it's appalling, it's uplifting, it's extraordinary. Simply stunning
This is an incredible novel: a heady combination of elegant writing, nuanced characterisation, deep emotion and heart-stopping tension. I was torn, all the way through, between wanting to slow down in order to relish the detail, and wanting to speed up in order to find out what was going to happen'
I read Three Hours in two days, in awe. It's breathtaking. A modern rumination on the issues that divide 21st century life, a celebration of refugees, of mental health, of love and hope and bravery. I loved it more than I can say'
Three Hours is about hate crime, but what rings out from its pages - what is likely to stay with you long after you've read that magnificent last line - is love. I wanted to read Three Hours slowly to savour every beautiful word, yet it is so compelling that I couldn't put it down. This one is destined for the best-sellers list, I reckon, and rightly so. It is phenomenal
Beautifully written, emotionally note-perfect and nail-bitingly tense. It's BRILLIANT
I finished Three Hoursin the wee small hours of this morning. It's mind blowing. I'm still feeling jittery. It's so fast-paced and credible that at times I felt like I was watching rolling news coverage of a real incident where I knew the victims. I had that same pulse-racing, queasy feeling - the same inability to look away. It's a horrifying story but told with such compassion and humanity. A large cast of characters and yet you feel genuinely emotionally engaged with each one... Amazing
Rosamund Lupton, author of Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, Three Hours, has pulled together some great quotations from her novel to kick start discussions at your next book club meeting.