In a quiet corner of rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime, Andrew Decker, is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie, wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for a GP. But Dr. Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is ...
In a quiet corner of rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime, Andrew Decker, is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie, wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for a GP. 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 is about to be fatally interrupted. In an extraordinary virtuoso display, Kate Atkinson produces one of the most engrossing, brilliantly written and piercingly insightful novels of this or any year. "When Will There Be Good News?" sheds new light on to the nature of fate, and on to the human condition itself.
Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
A pretty ho-hum read. When will sex and violence quit upstaging convincing psychological solutions?
Laguna Beach, CA
Mar 25, 2010
5 REALLY BIG STARS
The first chapter of When Will There Be Good News immediately pitches the reader into this novel. It is both shocking and compelling.
The fine web of relationships are beautifully written, the characters fully realized.
By the conclusion the characters and events work together like tumblers in a lock.
Finally, every one and everything are in their appropriate place.
I've read Case Histories and One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson and enjoyed both. This is wild new territory for a truly gifted writer.
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