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One Breath Away

One Breath Away - Heather Gudenkauf 3.5 starts for Heather Gudenkauf's One Breath Away. I enjoyed this novel. The story revolves around an ordinary school day in March and the local school in Broken Branch, Iowa, where a gunman has entered the school and taken a classroom of children and their teacher hostage. Nobody knows who the gunman is or what he wants.

The story is told from five different perspectives and very cleverly written in the sense that the story is fast moving and your interest is held by short chapters with different characters heading each chapter.

This is certainly a character driven novel but I think the plot was a little predictable as I had guessed the identity of the gunman halfway through the novel. Fans of Jodi Picout will love this novel as the characters are very real and likable.