I have not read anything from this author before but l will definitely be looking out for other novels from her in the future ! This novel was a definate page turner ! This story kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. It really pulled you in to the story and you felt like you really knew everyone left in the cafe. The story was excellently written and it was almost like you were there. It made you wonder how you would react in a similar situation and left you thinking about the character,s well after finishing the story. It also made you think that nothing is ever black or white and how many things can build up to push someone over the edge. You really feel for everyone involved in this story including the hostage taker.