The number 1 Sunday Times bestseller (Jackson Brodie 5)
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'The stand-out read of the summer. It's a masterclass in brilliant writing and whether you've read the earlier books in the series or not, you'll enjoy it.' Independent
'Like all good detectives, he is a hero for men and women alike.' The Times
'Laced with Atkinson's sharp, dry humour, and one of the joys of the Brodie novels has always been that they are so funny.' Observer
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes.
Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back into the path of someone from his past. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new literary crime novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.
What readers are saying:
***** 'A glorious tapestry of storytelling.'
***** 'An intelligently written, gripping book with characters you fall in love with.'
***** 'Sheer genius, with the characteristic thread of humour.'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We’re thrilled to welcome back Kate Atkinson’s iconic hero Jackson Brodie. Now living a gentle life investigating cheating spouses by the sea, the former detective finds himself hauled back to crime’s cutting edge after helping a suicidal man on a Yorkshire cliff. From here, Kate Atkinson shows off her ability to weave several delicate narrative threads together as Brodie begins to get to the heart of an undercover operation with ties to an underworld sex industry. Atkinson is also exceptionally good at springing surprises on both Brodie and her readers—this is a dazzling return for her buccaneering detective.
Atkinson's slow-moving fifth Jackson Brodie novel (after 2010's Started Early, Took My Dog) finds the former policeman turned PI, who's now based on the east coast of Yorkshire, grappling with parenting. Brodie, who endured a traumatic childhood a mother lost to cancer, a sister murdered, and a brother who committed suicide shares custody of 13-year-old Nathan Land, who has an "ego big enough to swallow planets whole," with Nathan's mother, Julia. Though Brodie has some routine work surveilling a suspected cheating spouse, the action only hits high gear relatively late when he happens upon a man about to jump off a cliff, Vince Ives, whose wife, Wendy, was recently fatally bludgeoned with a golf club. Brodie manages to save Vince's life, and his look into Wendy's death involves him in an ugly case of human trafficking. Atkinson has been better at balancing personal and professional story lines, and the presence of a figure from Jackson's past, now a cop involved in an inquiry looking at establishment figures, won't resonate for first-timers. Series fans will best appreciate this outing.