Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
-> Genre: Psychological thriller, drama
-> Plot overview: A school in rural Somerset, in the middle of a blizzard, is under siege. Set over the course of 180 minutes, the story is told from the point of view of the people at the heart of it, from the wounded headmaster in the library to the 16-year-old refugee desperately trying to rescue his younger brother.
-> Our rating: 9.5/10
-> Review: Emotionally engaging from start to finish, although the very beginning isn’t so gripping as it sets the scene, it quickly turns into an un-put-down-able story. With narratives that entwine PTSD, greed, mental health, selflessness and humanitarianism, the story was all too relatable to what goes on in the news today but it was humbling and inspiring to see how the teachers and students rallied together. It’s a masterfully created plot with great characters. It’s got suspense and drama in all the right places and twists where you didn’t think possible.
-> Recommend to a friend? YES