Ten Seconds from the Sun by Russell Celyn Jones

Ten Seconds from the Sun

Russell Celyn Jones

An extremely moving account of a young man's attempts to conceal his past in order to preserve the and future which he has worked so hard to acquire. To read it may cause you to have doubts about people you think you know.

Extract

"Five years before my slow tango down the aisle with Lily, I was being assessed for risk. I went before the committee comprising the prison governor, a local GP, headmaster and solicitor. They examined the progress reports from my counsellor and my wing probation officer, and looked at me closely to see if I resembled the written word. For nine years their aim had been to return me to the community. But after killing once you can never return to innocence."

Parallels
  • Exposure by Talitha Stevenson
  • Sleep with me by Joanna Briscoe