Today I’m pleased to be on the blog tour for Sixty Minutes. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.
Five different people. Five separate lives. Sixty minutes to bind them for ever.
Hassan, Jim, Shuna, Dan and Nadia come from very different worlds. If life were straightforward, their paths would never cross. But our lives are rarely that simple and, as the clock ticks away the minutes of a single hour on a July morning, fate draws all five together in a headlong rush towards disaster.
Who are the heroes and who are the villains?
Tony Salter’s latest novel leaves us guessing right up to the last page.
I was intrigued by the premise of Sixty Minutes: that five people who have never met before are bonded and changed by the events of a fateful hour. I was immediately drawn into this story as the structure where each chapter shows what happened to each person at a particular time. As a result, the tension builds gradually and I was full of expectation as the novel progressed.
The gradual build up of tension gives Salter time to develop all five characters and I enjoyed learning about them and the circumstances that led them to be together in the sixty minutes. At times, they make questionable decisions and I found some of them just unlikeable, but they are all really well developed.
Sixty Minutes and its themes have huge relevance in today’s society and I feel really pleased that Salter chose to address topics such as religion, racism, family and terminal illness. It gives the novel several extra layers and I enjoyed reading it.
Sixty Minutes is available from Amazon.
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