The first book in Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie Mysteries series, called "The best mystery of the decade" by Stephen King, finds private investigator Jackson Brodie following three seemingly unconnected family mysteries in Edinburg.
Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night.
Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack.
Case three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making - with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband - until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.
Thirty years after the first incident, as private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge . . .
Great book, great reader, lousy sound quality
Kate Atkinson is a phenomenal writer, and this first book in the Jackson Brodie series is excellent as either a beginning or a stand-alone. The reader’s performance is also high quality and entertaining.
Unfortunately, the sound quality on this recording is terrible: it’s clearly a digital copy from CDs, as the reader periodically announces “End of Disc “ and the number. There are periodic crackling sounds that seem to be from scratches on the disc, and places where the narration skips, repeats, or sometimes cuts out altogether.
On the whole, a disappointing purchase of an excellent book.