This is such a great read. It starts by introducing all the characters one at a time allowing you to form an opinion of them before their lives will change forever. Hostage books have been written so many times and yet this seemed fresh and new. During rush hour a gunshot rings out in a busy cafe. The ones unable to escape become hostages to the gunman. With a seige that is not going to end quickly the police are trying to calm the gunman from a distance while inside the situation keeps changing. All have their own stories and secrets. Some are revealed to each other while others have time to think about their future. A group of strangers are brought together by an unexpected event. Great believable characters and gripping to the end.