Sixty Seconds: A Novel Of Hope

Sixty Seconds: A Novel Of Hope

Synopsis

You can never go back - but can you forgive? A gripping story of love and redemption.

The Brennans - parents, Finn and Bridget, and their sons, Jarrah and Toby - have made a sea change, from chilly Hobart to subtropical Murwillumbah. Feeling like foreigners in this land of sun and surf, they're still adjusting to work, school, and life in a sprawling purple weatherboard, when one morning, tragedy strikes.

In the devastating aftermath, the questions fly. What really happened? And who's to blame?

Determined to protect his family, Finn finds himself under the police and media spotlight. Guilty and enraged, Bridget spends nights hunting answers in the last place imaginable. Jarrah - his innocence lost - faces a sudden and frightening adulthood where nothing is certain.

Sixty Seconds is a haunting, redemptive story about forgiveness and hope, inspired by the author's own family experience.

'It is, quite simply, a masterpiece' Kate Forsyth

'A captivating, visceral, beautifully written story of a family navigating a nightmare. The characters were so real and relatable that I was riveted, thoroughly invested in each of their journeys. Jesse Blackadder is a powerful storyteller writing from her heart and experience' Robyn Harding, international bestselling author of The Party

'A beautiful work. One of the most moving and artistically satisfying endings I've read in a long while' Susan Johnson, Courier Mail

'An unflinching but tender exploration of what happens when the worst happens, this achingly beautiful novel broke my heart. And then put it back together' Wendy James, author of The Mistake and The Golden Child

'Powerful and captivating - a novel you will not forget' Eliza Henry-Jones, author of In the Quiet and Ache

'Sixty Seconds is at once heartbreaking but heartening, tragic but life affirming, its characters complex but familiar, its ending miraculous but well earned. It is a book of contrasts then, so it's little wonder that even as you can't stop rushing through, you feel it will stay with you for a very long time' Laurie Frankel, author of This Is How It Always Is

'A heart-wrenching, beautifully told story about tragedy and the slow journey toward hope. As Finn, Bridget, and Jarrah wade through their grief, readers will find themselves surprised by moments of grace. This story will linger long after the last page is turned' Nicole Baart, author of Little Broken Things and You Were Always Mine

PRAISE FOR JESSE BLACKADDER'S RAVEN'S HEART AND CHASING THE LIGHT

'... utterly intriguing and completely unputdownable ... The writing is evocative and powerful' Good Reading
'Her writing immerses the reader in the beauty and danger of the Southern Ocean and the sights, sounds and smells of Antarctica. Verdict: DAZZLING' Herald Sun

Chapters

  • chapter 01
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 02
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 03
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 04
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 05
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 06
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 07
    Duration: 12min
  • chapter 08
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 09
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 10
    Duration: 13min
  • chapter 11
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 12
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 13
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 14
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 15
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 16
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 17
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 18
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 19
    Duration: 18min
  • chapter 20
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 21
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 22
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 23
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 24
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 25
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 26
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 27
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 28
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 29
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 30
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 31
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 32
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 33
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 34
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 35
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 36
    Duration: 20min
  • chapter 37
    Duration: 18min
  • chapter 38
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 39
    Duration: 21min
  • chapter 40
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 41
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 42
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 43
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 44
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 45
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 46
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 47
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 48
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 49
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 50
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 51
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 52
    Duration: 04min
  • chapter 53
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 54
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 55
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 56
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 57
    Duration: 13min
  • chapter 58
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 59
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 60
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 61
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 62
    Duration: 13min
  • chapter 63
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 64
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 65
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 66
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 67
    Duration: 17min
  • chapter 68
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 69
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 70
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 71
    Duration: 08min
  • chapter 72
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 73
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 74
    Duration: 03min
  • chapter 75
    Duration: 03min

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