My fourth title for the TBR Challenge is Kate Atkinson’s When Will There Be Good News?, which has been hanging around on my shelves since 2010… Sorry, Miriam, and sorry, Kate!
When Will There Be Good News? is my second Jackson Brodie novel, the first being Case Histories, which I read last year. I still haven’t made it to One Good Turn, but now I have to, to fill in the Jackson-Brodie-backstory. Not that I had much time to wonder about it, as this one grabs you right from the beginning with a triple murder.
That was then.
Now, thirty years later, Jackson is on a train headed in the wrong direction when an accident leaves him battered and bruised in the hospital, with a wanted man’s identity and no memory of how he came to be there. As his memory returns, he’s pressed by a teenager to look into her missing employer, Dr. Joanna Hunter. Only problem is, the doctor’s husband insists she’s off visiting an aunt. Actually, that’s not the only problem — the other comes in the form of Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe, a might-have-been from Jackson’s past, who’s searching for her own missing person.
Two cases, three people to find, one detective, one private investigator, and a teenager who just can’t seem to catch a break. Kate Atkinson’s When Will There be Good News? is gripping and haunting. Definitely add to your reading pile if you like a well-told mystery.
drey’s rating: Excellent!
Title: When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie #3)
Author: Kate Atkinson
Paperback: 388 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown, & Co., 2010
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon, The Book Depository
Source: Hachette Book Group
Have you read When Will There Be Good News?? What did you think?