One Breath Away

‘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?

Praise for Heather Gudenkauf

‘A great thriller, probably the kind of book a lot of people would chose to read on their sun loungers. It will appeal to fans of Jodi Picoult’Radio Times

‘Deeply moving and exquisitely lyrical, this is a powerhouse of a debut novel’ – Tess Gerritsen

‘Beautifully written, compassionately told, and relentlessly suspenseful’ Diane Chamberlain