A triumphant new novel from award-winner Kate Atkinson: a breathtaking story of families divided, love lost and found, and the mysteries of fate. Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is never seen again. Thirty years later, two of her... show more
A triumphant new novel from award-winner Kate Atkinson: a breathtaking story of families divided, love lost and found, and the mysteries of fate. Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is never seen again. Thirty years later, two of her surviving sisters unearth a shocking clue to Olivias disappearance among the clutter of their childhood home. . . Case Two: Theo delights in his daughter Lauras wit, effortless beauty, and selfless love. But her first day as an associate in his law firm is also the day when Theos world turns upside down. . . Case Three: Michelle looks around one day and finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making. A very needy baby and a very demanding husband make her every waking moment a reminder that somewhere, somehow, shed made a grave mistake and would spend the rest of her life paying for it--until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape. As Private Detective Jackson Brodie investigates all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge. Inextricably caught up in his clients grief, joy, and desire, Jackson finds their unshakable need for resolution very much like his own. Kate Atkinsons celebrated talent makes for a novel that positively sparkles with surprise, comedy, tragedy, and constant, page-turning delight.
Publish date: September 1st 2008
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Jackson Brodie (#1)
49. CASE HISTORIES, BY KATE ATKINSON (Book 1 of Jackson Brodie)Recommended by Laura, on Goodreads. I’m quite a fan of classical mystery and detective stories, but I try not to read too many of them at once so I won’t find them too repetitive. Synopsis: A middle-aged former policemen current private ...
What I learned: Apparently, I now read any book that's been blurbed by Stephen King. And I hardly ever like his books. Huh. My review: I recommend this book to people all of the time at the bookstore where I work and it's usually responded to positively. It's an intriguing mystery that doesn't feel ...
A blend of literary fiction and crime genre tropes, overall I think I'll continue with the series. This is quieter than most crime fiction I tend to like, but Kate Atkinson executed it well.
Kate Atkinson has a way of getting into all of her characters' heads in Case Histories. You're given different POVs throughout, which keeps the story from ever feeling stale or bland. It gives it a unique and personal touch. Even though this is a detective story, it's by no means a typical detecti...
Quite brilliant. How she knit up totally unrelated three stories into one. It was not exaggerated but very natural by maintaining a moderate bond which is a role of Jackson between stories. It's the one of the best among what I've read recently. When I read the last page of it, it drag me to read th...