I find that I must agree with mystery/suspense author Harlan Coban in saying that Kate Atkinson is a "must read" author. When Will There Be Good News begins with a horrible life altering crime that occurred to a family over 30 years ago. The results of this crime unfold throughout the span of the story. Kate Atkinson has the amazing ability to allow individual pieces of the lives of her characters to connect and intermix and even unravel in a mesmerizing fast paced way. I fully intended to read this book in a calm and normal manner but once the story began to unfold I literally attacked the book and could not resume my regular life until I had read the final page. In fact, I read the last 50 pages so breathlessly that I could not have stopped reading if I had wanted to. I literally did not want the story to end even while I was speed-reading to the ...
Started Early, Took My Dog, Atkinson's fourth novel to feature Jackson Brodie will publish in the UK in August 2010; no USA date is known at this time.
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