Sixty Seconds: How Long is the Road to Forgiveness?
Inspired by the author's own family experience. The Brennans - parents Finn and Bridget, and their sons, Jarrah and Toby - have made a sea change, shifting from chilly Hobart to a sprawling purple weatherboard in subtropical Murwillumbah. Feeling like foreigners in this land of sun and surf, they are only just starting to settle when, one morning, tragedy strikes - changing their lives forever. Determined to protect his wife, Finn finds himself under the police and media spotlight. Guilty and enraged, Bridget spends her nights hunting answers in the last place imaginable. Jarrah - his innocence lost - is propelled suddenly from his teens into frightening adulthood. As all three are pushed to the limit, questions fly: Who is to blame? And what does it take to forgive? A haunting and ultimately redemptive story about forgiveness and hope. 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