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Sixty Minutes

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  13 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published August 29th 2019 by ETS Limited
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Donna Hines
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great intro to a new author for me who didn't disappoint.
I happened to win an ARC from Goodreads and didn't have a reference to work off of but was pleasantly surprised.
I love the magnitude of each character and the totality of each of their individual circumstances.
Whether good or bad each was able to add to the bulk of the plot which created a unique and utterly thrilling dynamic.
It was riveting and powerful and beautifully framed in words.
I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Count down to an act of terrorism.
Everyone has a history.
Who will survive?
Chitra Iyer
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sixty Minutes is a crime thriller by author Tony Salter. I haven’t read anything by the author before, hence this post is also going to be a first impression.

Let me give you guys a short summary before getting started on the review.


The book is about five characters and how they come to be at a single place through twists and turns in each other’s lives. Hassan is a Oxford student, shamed for being an introvert expat. Dan is an aged man with a secret he has held onto for many years that
Jessica Belmont
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sixty Minutesis my firstTony Saltzernovel, and it won’t be my last. This story is really relevant, with themes if terrorism in the 21st century. I think one of my favorite parts of this novel is that it is a bit of a sympathetic exploration of a killer’s mind and I think that makes it unique.

The characters are amazingly strong. We are thrown into only 60 minutes of their lives, and we are introduced to 5 different characters, yet each are well developed. I love how Tony Saltzer is able to create
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m a huge fan of Tony Salter’s writing. Often, very blunt and to the point, Mr. Salter really does write in a no-nonsense style that nails the words down to the page and asks for no forgiveness.

“Sixty Minutes” was no exception. With bold and weak characters, this cornucopia of a story came together in such a way that sometimes as the reader you may question what it was exactly you were reading. But then you would come back to the central story and remember. For a short(er) book, it covers a lot
Misfits farm
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Hassan has just got into Oxford and is thrilled. Jim is a security guard and used to be in the army. Shuna has children and is taking them on a day out. Dan and Nadia come from very different worlds. Dan has his secret that he really should tell his wife and Nadia us involved in national security. We learn of their stories and how some of them have crossed paths earlier in life and now unknowingly, unwittingly come together for a key hour of each of their lives. Most of the book is about the
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

AUTHOR – Tony Salter
PAGES – 262

Five different people. Five separate lives. Sixty minutes to bind them forever. Hassan, Jim, Shuna, Dan and Nadia come from very different worlds. If life were straight forward, 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 hero’s and who are the villains?

I didn’t
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, own
Just buy the book! Initially won digital via #GoodreadsGiveaway. Thought it might be more for son/hubby; but, I enjoy reading mysteries and thrillers from time to time. I was in the mood for something different. This is by far and away My Favorite book this decade. It is elegant in it's simplicity. It can only be a labor of love. This is not a book for words: It can not be contained in descriptives. It is a book to be experienced. I immediately bought two paperbacks as gifts. My 17-year-old son ...more
Tessa Pulyer
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Favorite Character: Nadia LaRoche
Nadia is a character that I would follow through multiple stories. She has an intriguingly complex history full of loss and neglect, yet she's not afraid to act heroically when the situation calls for it. I would love to learn more about her.

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Sixty Minutes is a story that is ripped from the headlines – a reflection on terrorism in the 21st century that is as timely as it is relevant. As a result, it could very easily be a true story instead of the
Tony Salter
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
As always, I don't see how I can give my own book less than five stars.

As a writer, it is often difficult to see the wood for the trees when you are so intimately involved with a story and its characters, but I do think Sixty Minutes is a great literary thriller.

I am proud of this novel – it wasn't as easy to write as my other books, partly because of the underlying theme which is a sensitive one, but also because in my first draft, the story didn't work as I wanted it to. The build up of
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it

This is more of a compilation of stories taking place in the hour of the lives of five characters and their loved ones over a random day. What ties them together is how each of the characters eventually crosses paths at some point during various times. Hassan was recently accepted to Oxford and is so excited! Jim is former Army now security guard and can have a temper. Shuna is a mother just out with her children for the day. Dan has a secret that he is keeping from his wife, and Nadia is
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
*I received this book as a giveaway*

The concept of this book was intriguing, counting down to an attack from the perspectives of 5 very different people. The problem for me was the lack of suspense. There was so much background story about all of the 5 characters which while being very well written, wasn't that interesting. I never felt that "can't put it down" feeling with this book and in fact, it was quite the opposite. I couldn't seem to read more than 20-ish pages at a time, because I was
Diane Griffiths
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the concept of the book with the perspective coming into focus of the 5 different people that were involved in the story. I think there was to much background story of each person that I found myself skimming these pages as it did not intrigue me. I was waiting on something to happen. It was also hard having each chapter going back and forth to each person. It felt choppy to me and I did not get any of the suspense building because of this.

In general it was a good pretense, but it just
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Tony writes pacy contemporary thrillers. Exploring different themes, but all sharing Tony’s thought-provoking plots and richly-painted characters.

His second novel, The Old Orchard – a gripping family thriller – was published on the 7th of November 2017, while his bestselling debut novel, Best Eaten Cold – a dark, psychological thriller – continues to attract loyal readers and stunning reviews. The
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