In rural Devon, six year old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime.Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison.In Edinburgh, sixteen year old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried.Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missIn rural Devon, six year old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime.Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison.In Edinburgh, sixteen year old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P But Dr Hunter has gone missing 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 an old friend Jackson Brodie himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.
When Will There Be Good News In rural Devon six year old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison In Edinburgh sixteen year old Reggie works as a nanny
so, when i heard kate atkinson had a new book i thought yayyy and then when i found out it was another jackson brodie novel i said boooo i thought the first one was great, but the second was a lot weaker there s a reason i tend not to read genre fiction like sci fi and mystery because i just don t want to commit to ten books about the same world i would rather read one book that is self contained and never visit the characters again and yes i know Donald Harington is exempt from this preference [...]
This book is grim, violent, sad dead kids, dead moms, dead dogs , and also hilarious and uplifting passionate cops, a ferociously maternal doctor, and a heroic dog who makes it all the way through sorry if that s a spoiler, but I would have wanted to know The character of 16 year old Reggie should be given a special literary prize for Best Plucky Orphan Since Oliver Twist Deeply satisfying and I can t wait for the next one.
Onvan When Will There Be Good News Jackson Brodie, 3 Nevisande Kate Atkinson ISBN 316154857 ISBN13 9780316154857 Dar 400 Safhe Saal e Chap 2008
Here is a book which one reads paradoxically wishing it never ended because it is so good yet one races to finish being compelled to without skipping a word.My heart was aching for the main characters to come through and survive for the good to prevail for some things to go right This was so suspenseful, so than anything I have read lately.Never thought Loeb s green classics, which I can see sitting pretty on a shelf, would be referenced in a suspense novel It is a part of the pleasure of readi [...]
Kate Atkinson returns to form in the third book in her Jackson Brodie series With her usual mix of strong mystery plot elements and finely drawn relationships, When Will There Be Good News fairly hums along, and it works even better in this case because Jackson Brodie, the former cop turned private eye turned rich pensioner, is not actually the centerpiece of this novel.If there is a hero and fulcrum of this book, it is the wonderful new character of Reggie Chase, a 16 year old who looks as thou [...]
Oh, stab me in the heart some , Kate Atkinson s Jackson Brodie novels the trilogy that begins withCase Histories just get and depressing This latest is simply brutal And yet I loved reading it, in spite of how bleak it is, in spite of the fact that the plot relies on some rather ridiculous Dickensian coincidences, in spite of Atkinson s apparent hatred of semi colons and love of comma splices I m not sure what it is, exactly, but I just love the way Atkinson s characters leap off the page, the [...]
The whole time I was reading this book, I kept waiting for something to actually happen and make sense There were so many characters and it took almost til the end of the book before they came together Then she would have the characters make reference to so many different people and I could never remember who those people were or what role they had in the story most of them didn t have a roll at all There were way too many useless words in the book The author had every single character continuou [...]
My enjoyment of Kate Atkinson s Jackson Brodie novels increases with each book You only have to look at my ratings I gave the first one three stars, the second one four stars and now I find I can t not give this third volume five out of five.This book begins with a horrific multiple murder and things go downhill from there I kid, I kid After the grisly opening, we jump forward thirty years to present day to see what the sole survivor of the initiating incident s life looks like now While she has [...]
By some celestial alignment and confluence of book lists, I read two Kate Atkinson books in a row Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which I ve already reviewed and very much enjoyed, and this one I don t like this one nearly as much Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook
While walking home one day, six year old Joanna Mason s family is attacked and killed by a man wielding a butcher knife Joanna escapes by fleeing into a cornfield and hiding She s eventually found and the killer is caught and sent to jail.Now before you get upset with me for revealing too much, let me just say that all of what I described above happens in the first twenty or so pages of Kate Atkinson s latest novel When Will There Be Good News The death of Joanna s family is the catalyst for eve [...]
I often have problems with crime fiction series I love the idea of returning to an interesting world in the company of a well loved character, but often the expectation of enjoyment engendered by the previous books in a series doesn t continue to be met Well, with this series it s a matter of so far, so good In fact, maybe it s so far, so much better Admittedly, this is only Atkinson s third novel to feature Jackson Brodie, but it is probably my favourite to date This is not traditional crime fi [...]
A coincidence is just an explanation waiting to happen Another great installment to this unique crime series Honestly, how she puts together a story is absolutely stunning and refreshing You get so much character depth from her books than in any other crime novel I have read Apart from The Millennium Trilogy Just because something bad had happened to her doesn t mean it won t happen again In this installment we followJackson Brodieas he is yet shoved into another mystery that he wasn t intereste [...]
This book made me laugh and cry than once, so it gets my vote I felt the vividness of Atkinson s talent with the first in the series, Case Histories, but that one felt a bit contrived and manipulative to me This one, the third, maybe does both, but it was a much fun ride because of the emotional engagement it achieved for me It plucks the heart strings with its 16 year old heroine Reggie, whose love for the missing Dr Hunter and the baby she serves as nanny moves her to many brave actions The [...]
Kate Atkinson was, for me, a slowly acquired taste I d read Case Histories and One Good Turn and, while I found much to admire in each book, I ended up keeping my distance, put off by the violent quirkiness of her plots and characters In fact, I remember so little about her first book, the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, that I must have dropped it after the first few pages When Will There Be Good News , her most recent book, made me a fan There s plenty that s [...]
Joanna Mason, a six year old girl, was the only person to escape when a madman killed her mother, sister and baby brother Thirty years later, Joanna is a successful doctor with a baby of her own when the madman is released from prison Regina Chase is Joanna s precocious sixteen year old mother s assistant Neil Hunter, Joanna s husband, is an entrepreneur with big troubles Police detective Louise Monroe, recently married herself, is attempting to protect a woman and her children from an abusive h [...]
This is the third in the Jackson Brodie series, and is probably my favourite so far.I adore Jackson As ever, he s a magnet for trouble, both personally and professionally it s these stumbles, and how he deals with them, which make him so readable, so lovable He shares this book with would be lover DCI Louise, teenage girl Reggie, whose determination in adversity is adorable, and tragic childhood survivor Joanna They, and all their issues and secrets, are brought together to make a thrilling and [...]
The first few Atkinson books I read I was kind of meh about I didn t really love them, but I liked her writing enough to keep trying Then she published the first two Jackson Brodie books and I enjoyed them enormously And then, although I kept adding all her new books to my TBR list, somehow none of them ever made it to the top Don t be like me Put Atkinson at the top of your list I ve got A God in Ruins standing by as soon as I finish this other book, and the others are at the top of the queue T [...]
I m reading Kate Atkinson s novels as they cross my path This one was a new genre, a detective and mystery story that was engrossing I had a hard time keeping track of the dozen characters with similar backgrounds, but all equally interesting ones who show us what it means to have strength and survive the past in a flawed world.
When Will There Be Good News won the Richard Judy Best Read at the British Book Awards It s been very favourably reviewed in The Guardian, the Sunday Times and the Telegraph, and by innumerable members I find this bewildering I very much enjoyed Behind The Scenes At The Museum, which won the Whitbread First Novel award but that was literary fiction whereas this is crime I must admit, I don t generally read crime, though I have enjoyed John Banville s forays into the genre So I thought there was [...]
Picked this up off the library shelf randomly First Kate Atkison book Loved it, despite the fact that it was the third in a series of which I have not read the previous books.Layered characters, flawed and on the verge of being irredeemable my favorite kind Superb writing The story took some time to get going, but I am patient reader and did not mind Will be reading the entire series.
WHEN WILL THERE BE GOOD NEWS Pol Proc Jackson Brodie England Cont ExAtkinson, Kate 3rd in Jackson Brodie seriesDoubleday, 2008, UK Hardcover ISBN 9780385608015First Sentence The heat rising up from the tarmac seemed to get trapped between the thick hedges that towered above their heads like battlements.Dr Joanna Hunter nee Mason is the only survivor of an attack that killed her mother, sister and brother Now, thirty years later, the man responsible has been released from prison Ex detective Jack [...]
The third book in the Jackson Brodie private investigator series introduces two new intriguing female characters one is a bright 16 year old orphan, the other a GP The creative writing skills of Kate Atkinson always shine in unexpected ways In this book each character represents a fictional person in a poem we all remember from our school years this makes one want to review their poetry books The thing I like the most about Kate Atkinson is her earthiness, her lack of pretension and her ability [...]
For me, this book has carelessness written all over it Even the cover, which proports to illustrate the opening sequence, shows a little girl in a field of barley while the text state the events took place in one of wheat The first 150 pages are pedestrian and lacking in focus to the extent that I was becoming frustrated as to where the story was actually going Luckily the pace picked up after that, which was a determining factor in keeping my attention However the pace and some sharp dialogue f [...]
This was such a good book I didn t realize that it was the third book for the character Jackson Brodie, but it didn t matter The first chapter involved the murder of a mother and two of her children There was nothing graphic in it, thank God The rest of book took place 30 years after the murders and right before the murderer was about to be released from prison At first, it seemed as if all of the characters were unrelated But as the story went on, the different threads all came together My favo [...]
I believe that the BBC made a show of Brodie, and followed the book 100% It was amazing that they did everything exactly as in the book Normally it would deviate somewhat It was a good book for putting between Robert Wilson and Anne Holt.
Kate Atkinson is a very fine author She is elusive as well Take When Will There Be Food News as an example.Is it a mystery detective story Is it an in depth look at dysfunctional families Is it a romp through allusions, literary quotations, intertextural references and the like The answer is yes to all.The characters are delightful Jackson Brodie and Louise are back New, fascinating, quirky characters are too Reggie has to be one of th most unique creations in recent literature The plot rambles [...]
This started out being a very difficult book for me to read I have always wanted to read this author, her books are always bestsellers and get many good recommendations In the beginning her writing style is so different and goes around in circles to tell the story but when she gets to the last 100 pages and brings the story together, it is very good and you are happy about the way things work out It took a long time to get there but in the end I really enjoyed this read Will definitely read anot [...]
Thirty years ago a young mother and her three young children are walking home with the family dog in Devon, a rural area of Scotland A random stranger with a knife approaches and kills the mom, their dog, the 8 year old daughter and the 1 year old in his stroller Only the 6 year old Joanna escapes She runs into the wheat field at her wounded mother s urging, and disappears for hours.Thirty years later a plucky 16 year old girl, Reggie Chase, talks her way into a job taking care of the nearly one [...]
What can I say about another great Kate Atkinson book You should read this well, start with the first Jackson Brodie book if you like mysteries and police procedurals You should read this is you just like interesting books with well developed books This is labelled a Jackson Brodie book, but it s so much than an ex cop s story It s about victims of terrible crimes, going on with their lives It s about plucky orphans Reggie is my favorite character who read classic literature, and are very, very [...]
When Will There Be Good News is the third book in the Jackson Brodie series by popular British author, Kate Atkinson Some two years after the events of One Good Turn, Jackson Brodie is intent on discovering the paternity of Julia Land s son, Nathan, in a small town in the Yorkshire Dales At the same time, in Edinburgh, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe tries to protect a small family from their threatening father, but is distracted by young Reggie Chase, who is convinced that the disappear [...]