Today I am super excited to share my review of In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder and publishing on March 19, 2019 by St. Martin’s Press!

My Thoughts:

The Brennan family includes Finn and Bridget, along with their sons, Jarrah and Toby. They recently moved from Hobart, Tasmania to New South Wales- from intense cold weather to hot. They are now living in the most adorable purple clapboard house. 

And a tragedy happens. In the blink of an eye. 

Because it’s an accident, the finger pointing and blaming comes into play. Whose fault is it? What actually happened? 

Finn is immediately under media and police scrutiny. Bridget is overwhelmed with guilt and anger and searches for the truth anywhere she can find it. As a teenager, Jarrah has his own emotions to grapple with. 

In the Blink of an Eye is a thoughtful, emotional, tense family drama. I found the writing and storyline compelling, and I loved the message of forgiveness. 

Jesse Blackadder does an amazing job here of walking us through the mix of emotions each character traveled as they grieved. I was connected to this story and its characters, and I grieved right alongside them.

Overall, I highly recommend In the Blink of an Eye to fans of emotional domestic dramas. 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 


Originally titled Sixty Seconds

A deeply emotional drama that explores a family’s path to forgiveness and redemption in the aftermath of a tragedy.

The Brennans — parents, Finn and Bridget, and their sons, Jarrah and Toby — have made a sea change, from chilly Hobart, Tasmania, to subtropical Murwillumbah, New South Wales. Feeling like foreigners in this land of sun and surf, they’re still adjusting to work, school, and life in a sprawling purple clapboard house, 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.

In the Blink of an Eye is a haunting, redemptive story about forgiveness and hope.

Have you read In the Blink of an Eye, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jenni THR