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...Â moving, masterly' - Sunday Times * 'Amazing' - Davina McCall * '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 * '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