When Will There Be Good News?: (Jackson Brodie) - Jackson Brodie (Paperback)
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When Will There Be Good News?: (Jackson Brodie) - Jackson Brodie (Paperback)

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Published: 02/01/2009
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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
ISBN: 9780552772457
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 335 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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. - 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 ' - Independent

'A masterclass in plot daring, an extended riff on coincidence, and a piercing evocation of love and loss in many forms. One of the fiercest, funniest, most affecting reads of the year' - Guardian

'Atkinson's world is full of bizarre accidents and meaningless murders, but she celebrates love, laughter and literature so wholeheartedly that I cheered aloud...Everybody should read her' - Telegraph

'One of those rare fictions that defies categorisation.....contains startling moments of truth, and its insights into human nature are simply superb' - Sunday Times

The good news, of course, is that here is another Jackson Brodie thriller from the brilliant Kate Atkinson. The even better news is that . . . it's the most enthralling to date - Mirror

'Another faultless display by Kate Atkinson . . . Like the other titles in the Jackson Brodie series, this one plays with the tenets of the crime genre without ever sacrificing the essence of wit and nuance which make Atkinson's novels such jubilant reads' - Scotland on Sunday

'Unputdownable, Atkinson's books are like Agatha Christie mysteries that have burst at the seams-they're taut and intricate but also messy and funny and full of life' - Time

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“Found this difficult................”

I did not enjoy this book. I found it very difficult to get into and to keep up with and for me it was almost rambling at times. Just did not do it for me.Having said this please see my review for One Good Turn by... More

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“When Will There be Good News?”

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“When Will There be Good News?”

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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