ContemporaryThree Hours by Rosamund Lupton

Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton

Following in @booknerdnative steps, please note this relates to violence, school shooting, mental illness, extremism and vulnerable child refugees — we believe in mindful and sensitive #bookrecommendations

Soph said I had to read this and boy was she right. Devoured in under four hours, I was utterly gripped. Sensitively and articulately crafted, it raised serious contemporary issues with characters I truly connected with. A fictional school shooting is used thoughtfully and exposes the complexities of politics and extremism. It made me look at newspaper headlines and stories of immigration in a different way which is testament to the authors resonance. This book has been raved about and for good reason, it is a brilliant read which is compelling, heart stopping and an insight into the best and worst of humanity.

~ Chaya

I’m so glad I read this. It was shocking and gripping and had me biting my nails down to the quick. I’ve not read too many thrillers but I thought this was an absolutely beautifully written one and the author handles the many different voices of the novel with such skill; from Syrian refugee brothers, a whole host of staff members and the parents of the shooters themselves, I was hooked from start to finish — and can honestly say, I didn’t think about Coronavirus once during reading. If that’s not testament to its ability to hook you in, I don’t know what is! I was up so late as I literally could not sleep without knowing what was going to happen. Thanks @danibkest for a stellar recommendation.

~ Sophie

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