By: Jesse Blackadder
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 3/29/2019
My Rating: TBR (ARC) "Intimate, raw and beautiful."—Bryan Reardon, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Jake “A captivating, visceral, beautifully written story…The characters were so real and relatable that I was riveted.”—Robyn Harding, international bestselling author of The Party In the Blink of an Eye is award-winning author Jesse Blackadder’s 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
About the Author
Dr Jesse Blackadder is an award-winning author of seven novels for adults and children, an emerging screenwriter, an inspiring public speaker and a creative writing teacher and youth literacy advocate. She’s fascinated by adventurous women, extreme landscapes, unusual creatures and chilly places.
Her newest book is Sixty Seconds, published by HarperCollins.
The Australian Antarctic Division awarded Jesse the 2012 Antarctic Arts Fellowship and she travelled to Antarctica to research the earliest female explorers on the continent. She has also been a writer in residence in Alaska, outback Australia, Byron Bay, Charles Sturt University Wagga, and Varuna The Writers’ House.
Jesse is an experienced freelance writer and journalist. She studied creative writing (along with film and photography) in a BA (Communication) at the University of Technology Sydney. She has a Master of Applied Science (Social Ecology) and a Doctor of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University.
Jesse has won awards for her fiction and non-fiction in Australia and overseas. Read More