Told in alternating short chapters, Sixty Seconds takes the reader into the heads of parents Finn and Bridget and teenager, Jarrah, as they stumble through the aftermath of Toby's death. Each character is so well drawn and so real, you cannot help but be drawn into each of their individual struggles and feel their different but equally overwhelming pain.
Despite the sad nature of this book, it was not difficult to read. In fact, I found it hard to put down. And, ultimately it is a story of forgiveness, of moving on even when you don't think you can. It is a story every parent should read, if for no other reason than to make sure it doesn't happen to them.
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.