See, I’m pretty sure that I can be pretty eclectic when it comes to the genres I like, although when I show you the books I’ve read in January 2020, you’ll see which genre I read the most of. It’s so cool that I’m keeping track of them now with the amazing spreadsheet that Kal @ Reader Voracious created. Trust me when I saw that thriller is one of the genres that I’ve been getting into more lately, and thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for having so many different genres to choose from that I got to try out another thriller! Click on the banner for the rest of the schedule (I think I’m actually late for this, I’m so sorry Rachel!) and more information.
by Tony Salter
Release Date: August 29, 2019
Publisher: ETS Limited
Genre: Literary Thriller
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.
Tony’s latest thriller, Sixty Minutes, was released on 29th August 2019. Tony is the author of bestselling psychological thriller, Best Eaten Cold. He writes pacy contemporary thrillers which explore different themes, but all share Tony’s thought-provoking plots and richly-painted characters. Sixty Minutes is his fourth novel. His second novel, The Old Orchard – a gripping family thriller – was published on the 7th of November 2017 and the sequel to Best Eaten Cold, – Cold Intent – was published in November 2018.
Highlights of his early career include (in no particular order) three years as an oilfield engineer in the Egyptian desert, twelve years managing record companies for EMI Music in Greece, India and across Eastern Europe, running a caravan site in the South of France and being chauffeur to the French Consul in Sydney. Having survived the Dotcom boom, he went on to be a founder of the world’s largest website for expatriates, a major music publisher and a successful hotel technology business. In amongst this,
Tony found the time to backpack around the world twice (once in his twenties and once in his fifties), learn six languages (including Norwegian and Greek) and to find a beautiful Norwegian wife. He now lives in Oxfordshire and writes full-time. He has recently turned sixty and is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and ETS Limited for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
addresses terrorism and Islamophobia (gently)
For some reason, when I read the title, I was totally getting 24 vibes. You know. The show with Kiefer Sutherland (Donald Sutherland’s son) where there’s this huge terrorist attack or whatever that happens and the whole series takes place in a 24-hour period. It’s intense, it usually deals with the current political climate in the United States so it’s something that the audience somehow seems to like, and it’s just intense. Oh wait, I said that already, didn’t I?
But it is.
I don’t even really know what to feel about this novel. It was interesting to say the least, and I will say that I wasn’t sure who I really was rooting for even when I got to the end. There’s a line in the synopsis that says something like you don’t know who the hero and the villain truly is, and honestly I wonder if there really was a true hero in this novel. Personally, this was one of those where I felt like the whole “shades of grey” concept. Definitely recommend for those that are into thrillers more than I am. I think you’d enjoy this one!