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When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
  

When Will There Be Good News?

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Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2009.

CWA Judges’ comments: ‘A multifaceted and thought-provoking exploration of the aftermath of a savage family killing.’

Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read 2009.

Reviewed on Richard & Judy's Book Club 2009 on Wednesday 11 February.

When this literary author turned crime writer something very special happened to her work. The Guardian believes it has made her a better writer, I feel that her lovely style adds an extra dimension to a fascinating tale. Characters intercept and react, there are many coincidences, twists and turns and it all comes racing together at the end, a bit like a runaway train except, of course, Jackson and Louise’s stories which remain open for the next book.

Comparison: Ian McEwan, Morag Joss, Hilary Mantel.

If you like Kate Atkinson you might also like to read books by Helen FitzGerald, Andrea Levy and Helen Dunmore.

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Synopsis

When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

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 missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend -- Jackson Brodie -- himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

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 world is full of bizarre accidents and meaningless murders, but she celebrates love, laughter and literature so wholeheartedly that I cheered aloud. She is one of the most eccentric of crime writers, and perhaps the sanest. Everybody should read her.' Telegraph

'Deliciously underhanded, echo-filled novel...so rewarding...it shows off an imagination so active that When Will There Be Good News? can barely contain it.' New York Times

About the Author

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed writer ever since. Her four bestselling novels featuring former detective Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories, starring Jason Isaacs. Her latest novel Life After Life was shortlisted for several prestigious literary prizes including the Women’s (formerly Orange) and the Costa Novel Prize. She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd January 2009

Author

Kate Atkinson

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
All Shortlists and Winners
Crime / Mystery
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552772457

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