THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF JACKSON BRODIE, 'LIKE ALL GOOD DETECTIVES, A HERO FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE' (The Times)
'Kate Atkinson never disappoints and Big Sky, her fifth Jackson Brodie novel, is 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)
'Big Sky is 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 novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Start was a bit mixed up but worth staying with it.
Thank goodness he’s back!
I’ve missed Jackson Brodie so much, and here he is, back with a bang. Beautifully written, still dark and twisty and yet funny with it. The characters are totally believable, and Jackson’s private life is as convoluted as ever. I hope the next book is in the pipeline.