The voting has finished for the book we are going to read and discuss in June and the winner is…
Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton
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.
The Zoom meeting of the #virtualcrimebookclub will be on Monday 15th June at 8 pm BST (UK timezone). I will send the Zoom room details out the day before via email.
If you haven’t yet signed up for the book club you can do so HERE and start reading the book with us!
Check out the video below to see what our last meeting was like if you’re interested in joining and talking crime fiction with like-minded people face-to-face. We’d love to see you. And if you know of anyone else who would be interested in joining us then please do share the joining link with them and let them know what book we’re reading this month.