When Will There Be Good News?: (Jackson Brodie) - Jackson Brodie (Paperback)Kate Atkinson (author)
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They may be events separated by three decades, but the brutal murder of a family in rural Devon and the disappearance of a GP and her baby in modern day Edinburgh are inextricably linked in this fast paced yet thoughtful thriller from Kate Atkinson. Once more featuring her detective Jackson Brodie, When Will There Be Good News? is a literary thrill-ride of the highest order.
In a quiet corner of rural Devon, a six-year-old girl witnesses an appalling crime.
Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie, wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for a G.P. But her employer has disappeared with her baby, and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried.
Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is a former acquaintance - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 325 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 29 mm
'By becoming a crime writer she has - in a way that other "literary" types may wish to note - become a better literary writer than ever: funny, bracingly intelligent and delightfully prickly . . . Kate Atkinson is that rarest of beasts, a genuinely surprising novelist.' - Guardian
'Atkinson's genius is her sure control of plot . . . immaculately - even lovingly - paced, and it is a measure of Atkinson's talent that I read it in one sitting . . . insightful, often funny, life-affirming.' - Sunday Telegraph
'An exhilarating read. Her wry humour, sharp eye for the quirks of human behaviour and subtle characterisation are a constant joy...with writing of this quality, there is good news on every page.' - Daily Mail
'An intricately crafted tale of coincidence and fate, love and longing. From the get-go, Atkinson's pitch-perfect ear for dialogue is apparent . . . As in the best crime fiction, dramatic events and unexpected twists abound, but Atkinson subverts the genre by refusing to neatly tie up every thread. And while there is plenty of blood and bitterness, redemption and resolve are well represented too. Good news all around.' - Independent
'Atkinson's world is full of bizarre accidents and meaningless murders, but she celebrates love, laughter and literature so wholeheartedly that I cheered aloud. She is one of the most eccentric of crime writers, and perhaps the sanest. Everybody should read her.' - Telegraph
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Fantastic book so shocking and a rivetting read and fabulous characters in it,I was totally hooked and 100% recommenation to buy and read asap. Jilly
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