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One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

One Breath Away

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

July 2012 Book of the Month.

A shocking, highly emotionally charged book told with loads of pace and using multiple narratives. A gunman enters a small rural American primary school and holds the children and teachers hostage. This event ricochets through the small community bonding some but also exposing secrets. Addictive stuff.

If you like Heather Gudenkauf you might also like to read books by Jodi Picoult, Amanda Brooke and Diane Chamberlain.

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One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

‘He has a gun.’
‘Who? Tell me, where are you? Who has a gun?’
‘I love you, Mum.’

An ordinary school day in March, snowflakes falling, classroom freezing, kids squealing with delight, locker-doors slamming.

Then the shooting started. No-one dared take one breath…

He’s holding a gun to your child’s head.
One wrong answer and he says he’ll shoot.

This morning you waved goodbye to your child. What would you have said if you’d known it might be the last time?


Acclaim for Heather Gudenkauf:

‘Fans of Jodi Picoult will devour this.’ — Red on The Weight of Silence

‘Deeply moving and lyrical, it will haunt you all summer.’ — Company on The Weight of Silence

‘Beautifully written, compassionately told, and relentlessly suspenseful.’ — Diane Chamberlain on The Weight of Silence

About the Author

Heather Gudenkauf

Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence. Heather was born in Wagner, South Dakota, the youngest of six children. Having been born with a profound unilateral hearing impairment, Heather tended to use books as a retreat and escape the world around her. Heather became a voracious reader and the seed of becoming a writer was planted.

Author photo © Joey Wallis

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6th July 2012


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Mira Books an imprint of Harlequin (UK)


400 pages


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