Saturday 18 October 2008

The newest Atkinson

Finished October 17
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
This latest Atkinson novel lives up to her previous ones. This features DCI Louise Monroe and Jackson Brodie, both of whom appeared in some of her earlier books.
Here young Reggie Chase is working as a child minder for Dr Joanna Hunter and is very pleased with her employment.
A man who has completed his jail term for a crime committed thirty years before is now not where he should be and Louise is worried about his whereabouts. She has warned the survivor of his crime.
When Reggie ends up saving someone's life in an accident, the stories become intertwined, and Jackson becomes involved in an investigation that becomes personal.
Atkinson's novels always contain an element of the absurd, and a lot of very good humour, even when they deal with serious situations, and this novel is no exception. I could barely put it down, and will likely reread it again soon.

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