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When time runs out / Elina Hirvonen.

By: Hirvonen, Elina, 1975-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Manilla, 2017Description: 290 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781786580276; 1786580276.Subject(s): Snipers -- Finland -- Fiction | Families -- Finland -- Fiction | Helsinki (Finland) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Psychological fiction.Summary: The world is on the brink of catastrophe, but if we lose our hope in a better future, what are we left with? A young man is shooting people from a rooftop in downtown Helsinki. An unsuspecting mother is confronted with a horrifying scenario she's powerless to stop. A sister can only watch events unfold from afar. Over the course of a day, one family fractures and with lives at stake each member is forced to examine everything that brought them to this moment. But this crisis goes beyond their small lives; Aslak is not the only boy on a rooftop with a gun today. He is part of an international group set on stopping environmental disaster by killing as many of those they deem responsible - first-world citizens - as possible. Can a desperate mother reconcile her complicated feelings towards her son and reach him in time to avert a catastrophe? This is the story of the lives on the brink and finding hope in the face of despair.
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We Need to Talk About Kevin meets John le Carre at his best.

First published in Finland in 2015 by Werner S�oderstr�om.

The world is on the brink of catastrophe, but if we lose our hope in a better future, what are we left with? A young man is shooting people from a rooftop in downtown Helsinki. An unsuspecting mother is confronted with a horrifying scenario she's powerless to stop. A sister can only watch events unfold from afar. Over the course of a day, one family fractures and with lives at stake each member is forced to examine everything that brought them to this moment. But this crisis goes beyond their small lives; Aslak is not the only boy on a rooftop with a gun today. He is part of an international group set on stopping environmental disaster by killing as many of those they deem responsible - first-world citizens - as possible. Can a desperate mother reconcile her complicated feelings towards her son and reach him in time to avert a catastrophe? This is the story of the lives on the brink and finding hope in the face of despair.