When Time Runs Out

by Elina Hirvonen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1786580276 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 10/1/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, October 01, 2018
From Amazon:

"The world is on the brink of catastrophe. If we lose 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 must 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 as they can.

Can a desperate mother reconcile her complicated feelings towards her son and reach him in time to stop a catastrophe? This is the story of the lives on the brink and finding hope in the face of despair."

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I read this in the Finnish original a few years ago and enjoyed it immensely.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, October 01, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (10/2/2018 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Congratulations on winning the Home Sweet Home sweepstakes! The author lives in Helsinki and I live in Espoo, which is the second biggest city in Finland and part of the Helsinki region. I hope you'll enjoy this book as much as I did!

Journal Entry 3 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Saturday, October 06, 2018
Thank you very much for this book Annimanni! The author is new to me and I'm very looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 4 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Friday, May 01, 2020
A difficult subject... What makes someone shoot at random people...

Journal Entry 5 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (6/30/2020 UTC) at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany

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The book was chosen from the First Sentence VBB and is now travelling to Portugal. Enjoy the read!

Journal Entry 6 by wingArvoreswing at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Thursday, July 16, 2020
Oh my, I'm SO happy with this choice! :-) And what are the odds for that? Choosing a Finnish author in these circumstances is so cool!
Thank you so much for sharing this book in First Sentences VBB, sedna5213. And thank you for the bookmark and the card that came with it. I trully appreciate it.

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