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The start had me hooked with this book, it led you into a false sense of security with a hectic morning, and then suddenly you're gripped into this tragedy.
I loved the characterisation, and how each character had depth to them and you could easily connect to them. I loved how the author represented the characters that each one of them presented their own value to the hostage, and their courage and strength throughout really tugs on your heart strings. It was such a beautiful way to present human emotions, and how humans can connect in the most unlikely circumstances. I didn't feel as though the novel was about terror and violence, which was my initial thoughts after reading the extracts. However I found it was more about the internal struggles we face, and how a bit of compassion can go a long way. I found it to be very touching and it will stay with me for a long time.