Atomic Number Sixty (Sixty Minute Reads Book 1) by Dave Johnston (Short Story/Thriller)
Atomic Number Sixty is the first installment in a series, with each book meant to be read in one hour. In sixty chapters, it documents the countdown, minute by minute, of a bomb set to go off in the basement of City Hall. That bomb is attached to hostage Holly Holloway, who is strapped to a chair. In each one-minute chapter, Holly relates either her situation at the moment or the history of how she came to be there. Her fun, wise-mouth observations made Atomic Number Sixty a light-hearted story that had me chuckling even in the face of pending doom.
This very clever approach to story-telling is unique and entertaining. In addition to the story itself, the idea of one-minute chapters keeps the reader willing to read “just one more” until the book is done, and…
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