Big Sky - Jackson Brodie (Hardback)Kate Atkinson (author)
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Fans of Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series will rejoice that her smoke-and-mirrors detective is back after a nine year hiatus for his fifth outing in Big Sky. Atkinson’s novels eschew genre pigeon-holing and her ‘detective fiction’ is no exception. Readers will be eagerly anticipating the mix of fiendish plotting, twisting paradox and playful, inventive storytelling that makes her novels such a joy to devour.
Jackson Brodie, ex-military police, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, currently working as a private investigator, makes a highly anticipated return, nine years after the last Brodie, Started Early, Took My Dog.
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It’s a picturesque setting, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes.
Jackson’s current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back into the path of someone from his past.
Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 592 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm
'The novel is a masterclass in what can be done with crime fiction.' - The Sunday Times
'You finish Big Sky feeling battered - but thoroughly cheered up' - The Times
'The characters seem so real that you come to care about them like your oldest friends' - The Express
'If you like your beach reads to include a good measure of infidelity, murder suspects and missing cats, Atkinson's new mystery hits all the right notes' - The Sunday Times
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“What can I say, just brilliant.....”
I have to start my review with that Kate Atkinson is one of the most versatile, gifted writers of our generation. Finally, after having a long break we are back the Jason Brodie series.
In this new book, she shows us... More
In this latest case Jackson Brodie is back. Like all good detectives he must do what he does best.
This is a story full of drama. Tensions rise, with plenty of secrets and lies. “This world’s scary enough, thanks,”... More
“Such a treat!”
Firstly, thank you to the lovely Alison for this very early and very special review copy!
It was an absolute delight to read from start to finish.
It made me chuckle, it made me smile, gave me a few musical flashbacks... More
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