Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5

About The Book

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 Thoughts

First of all you have to know that Rosamund Lupton is one of my favourite authors, since Sister I’ve read all of her books, and they always surprise me. She has an amazing way to write books mixing the best traces of the human society with the worst of them. Her books always leave something in me, on this one is to remember that love is the most important thing in life.
Since the first day I started reading this book I had nightmares, sometimes being inside the school with the students and teachers fighting for their lives, and others being the parents outside the school with the fear of what will happen next to their children. But this is what Rosamund Lupton does in her books, she creates a stressfull atmosphere in which the reader feels trapped in it without being able to leave till the last page, no matter if you are reading the book or not, it keeps hunting you.
This had not been an easy read, if you are a parent I am sure one of your worst nightmares is that someone attacks the school of your children, so be prepared to drop a few tears and bite your nails while you are reading this story, it will not be easy.
A bitter sweet read full of emotions; love, friendship, fear, bravery, sadness… I highly recommend you to read this book, I will not deny that I drop a few tears with this book, and now everytime I look at my son I cannot stop thinking about it, there are so many themes in this book that affected me that I don’t think I’ll be able to forget it ever!
I don’t want to talk much about the plot, I don’t want to spoil you the story. Let me just say that this had been the most intense “Three Hours” I’ve ever read, Ready?

About The Author

Rosamund Lupton graduated from Cambridge University in 1986. After reviewing books for the Literary Reviews and being invited to join the Royal Court Theatre, she won a television play competition and subsequently worked as a screen writer. Her debut novel Sister, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and a bestseller in Europe. Sister has been translated into over thirty languages and has international sales of over 1.5 million copies. It was the fastest-selling debut of 2010 by a British author, a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime and was winner of the Richard and Judy Best Debut Novel of 2011 Award and the Strand Magazine Critics First Novel Award. Film rights of Sister are currently under option.