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Rupture by Simon Lelic
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Rupture by Simon Lelic

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One of our Bloggers Books of the Month for March

Recommended by FarmLaneBooksBlog

Rupture is set in a London comprehensive school, where a teacher has walked into an assembly and shot three pupils and a colleague, before turning the gun on himself. The book follows a young policewoman who is in charge of investigating the case. She quickly realises that the incident is not as simple as it first appears and sets out to find what motivated a quiet teacher to become a murderer.

The book begins with some truanting boys hearing a disturbance at their school, they sneak past the teachers and police they try to discover what has happened. The boys don’t actually see anything, but in many ways I found their observations more disturbing, as my imagination was left to conjure up the horror for myself.
I’d like to say that Rupture is a cross between Notes on a ScandalWe Need To Talk About Kevin. Rupture has it’s own unique voice. Much of the book is written as half a conversation, leaving you to fill in the police officer’s questions yourself. Some people may struggle with this writing style, but I found it to be very effective. but I think that would be unfair, as and
This book is gripping throughout and I was very impressed that by the end I had a great deal of sympathy for the murderer. I loved the way my initial opinions were slowly changed, leading me to question the way I look at crime and how often the perpetrator is often a victim too. 
This book has everything I love to see in a book: fantastic characters, an impressive writing style, a compelling plot and a list of things to think about for weeks to come.
Highly recommended.

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