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The people of Heathwick had been preparing for Christmas unaware that many would die and the rest would be transformed for ever Travel with them second by second through the hopes fears l. I absolutely loved the way The Last Minute is written it was so completely different to anything I ve ever read before and I found it practically impossible to put the book down It

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The Last Minute

921am business as usual on a high street in England922am the explosions are heard for miles around and in the early confusion there is talk of a gas leak a plane crash and even terrorism. I read this in one sitting If I didn t I would have been totally lost when Matey finally reached the punch line of his jokeThe format and idea are very interesting and unlike any ot

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Ove worries gossip cruelty kindness and trivia that dominated their final minute before tragedy struckAnd in the everyday story of an ordinary street look for clues to what happened and w. Initially I really liked the premise of this novel Written in real time Updale s tale explores the 60 seconds leading up to an explosion that devastates a local high street claimi


10 thoughts on “The Last Minute

  1. says:

    Some of these people only have a minute left to liveThe Last Minute takes place in Heathwick town centre before an explosion rips the place apart killing 65 Each second is a gradual build up adding to the tension o

  2. says:

    2013 seems to be the year for shocking contemporary novels that come out of nowhere grab the reader by the lapels and refuse to let go until we're all inanely babbling to everybody within the surrounding area that 'YOU HAVE TO READ THIS' The Last Minute is one of the first books I read in 2013 and even though it's taken me a while to get my thoughts straight enough to write a review I still remember the detai

  3. says:

    I read this in one sitting If I didn't I would have been totally lost when Matey finally reached the punch line of his jokeThe format and idea

  4. says:

    It was a very interesting premise but not interesting in its execution There were too many characters which meant that there was no character development and no thoughtful observations on said characters and circumstances I found that I would rather be knitting a teapot cosy in the desert The language was very simple perhaps it was meant for children but even then i would hope for elouent phrasing Yet I persisted not wanting to visit the d

  5. says:

    I absolutely loved the way The Last Minute is written it was so completely different to anything I've ever read before and I found it practicall

  6. says:

    Mini review originally posted on Nightjar's Jar of BooksOne minute life in Heathwick was completely normal with the exception of some extremely inconvenient roadworks causing a massive traffic jam on the main road; the next minute it was not A massive explosion kills sixty five people and injures dozens and speculation as to its origins run rampant This book is a countdown second by second of the lives of the p

  7. says:

    The Last Minute is at times a hard book to read It tells the story of a uiet high street and its inhabitants going about their everyday lives one minute before a huge explosion changes everything Each chapter is one second of that minute as the countdown nears its grisly end It's sad and is made that much worse because we

  8. says:

    Here's the pitch ExplosionThat's The Last Minute hollywood y and hooky in its conceit and unbearably tense in its delivery This is 24 gone macro

  9. says:

    Initially I really liked the premise of this novel Written in 'real time' Updale's tale explores the 60 seconds leading up to an ex

  10. says:

    I could not put this book down even as a sense of rising panic came over me The story begins after a series of devastating explosions rock the High Street of a little town just outside a major airport Each chapter then count