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Three Hours Late - Nicole Trope


Published: 1st June 2013
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Once, so very long ago, she had watched him like this when he came to pick her up from a date...Her stomach fluttered and burned with infatuation and desire. She would watch him walk up the path and think, 'This must be love.'

But that was so very long ago. Now Liz is wary and afraid. She has made a terrible mistake and it cannot be undone.

Alex believes that today will be the day she comes back to him. Today will be the day his wife and young son finally come home. Today they will be a family again.

But Liz knows that some things can never be mended. Some marriages are too broken. Some people are too damaged. Now the most important thing in her life is her son, Luke, and she will do anything in her power to protect him.

So when Alex is a few minutes late bringing Luke back Liz begins to worry and when he is an hour late her concern grows and when he is later still she can feel her whole life changing because: what if Alex is not just late?

The terrible secrets of a marriage, the love that can turn to desperation, the refuge and heartbreak of being a parent, the fragile threads that cradle a family...Three Hours Lateis a gripping and deeply emotional novel of almost unbearable suspense from a writer of great insight and empathy.

About the Author

Nicole Trope is a former high school teacher with a Masters Degree in Children's Literature. In 2005 she was one of the winners of the Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development. In 2009 her young adult novel titled I Ran Away First was shortlisted for the Text Publishing Prize. In 2012, Nicole published The Boy Under the Table.


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Engaging from start to finish

By Tiger

from Melbourne AUS

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written


  • Predictable In Parts

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Heart wrenching story line and great characters.

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Heartwrenching suspense

By Shelleyrae

from NSW

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    I read Three Hours Late with a breathless sense of anticipation. From the moment Alex fails to return with Luke on time, the tension is unbearable as the minutes tick by.
    Three Hours Late is a compelling and confronting novel, probing an emotive issue with sensitivity. Though a novel skewed towards an adult audience, I think this should be compulsory reading for mature teens who could benefit enormously from Liz's hindsight. I found Three Hours Late impossible to put down and I recommend it without hesitation.

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    ISBN: 9781743313152
    ISBN-10: 1743313152
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 1st June 2013
    Publisher: Allen & Unwin
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 0.42