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On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever...

On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound...

At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency...

These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest audiobook from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must read."

Review:

"The latest Atkinson mystery finds detective Jackson Brodie back in the English countryside, where he becomes caught up in a missing person's case that forces old memories and past mistakes to the forefront of his mind. Told from a mainly female perspective, both that of detective chief Louise Monroe and victim Joanna Mason, the story is delivered perfectly by narrator Ellen Archer. She is fully and completely aware of the undertones in most of her characters' voices, and when she captures them, she creates a stirring experience for her audience. As Brodie, Archer is slightly less effective, only because she opts for a straightforward, dry tone that is less flashy. But her portrayal of Reggie, a 16-year-old Scottish boy, is amazingly astute and shaded. A Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, July 28). (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must-read."

About the Author

Kate Atkinson lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. in 1995, and was followed by Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Not the End of the World, Case Histories and One Good Turn.

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Denise Morland, October 1, 2008 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
Joanna Hunter, witness to a horrendous crime when she was six, is living a quiet, well-ordered life, until a killer is released from jail. "When Will There Be Good News" revolves around this central story, but if you think this is an ordinary crime novel, think again! This is the third book in the Jackson Brodie series and when Jackson is around things never go as expected. He is an ex-cop turned private investigator who never really means to do the right thing, but can't seem to stop himself. And doing the right thing, for Jackson, somehow always lands him in hot water.

I was pleased to see that Louise, a detective with a heart of gold and emotions of steel, is back. She always gives Jackson a run for his money! I was absolutely charmed by Reggie, mother's helper to Joanna, Sadie, Joanna's loyal (and huge) dog, and by Joanna herself. I can't wait to see if any of them are back in the next book!

I listened to the audio version of "When Will There Be Good News" and Ellen Archer's (2007 Audie Award winner) lovely accent and beautiful characterizations add even more depth to this already fantastic book.

A fast paced, intelligent, complex plot, deliciously flawed characters, and truly evil villains make this book a must read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781600244520
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Read by:
Archer, Ellen
Read:
Archer, Ellen
Author:
Archer, Ellen
Author:
Atkinson, Kate
Subject:
General
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Edinburgh (scotland)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Publication Date:
20080924
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.70x5.30x1.60 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
690

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Product details pages Hachette Audio - English 9781600244520 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The latest Atkinson mystery finds detective Jackson Brodie back in the English countryside, where he becomes caught up in a missing person's case that forces old memories and past mistakes to the forefront of his mind. Told from a mainly female perspective, both that of detective chief Louise Monroe and victim Joanna Mason, the story is delivered perfectly by narrator Ellen Archer. She is fully and completely aware of the undertones in most of her characters' voices, and when she captures them, she creates a stirring experience for her audience. As Brodie, Archer is slightly less effective, only because she opts for a straightforward, dry tone that is less flashy. But her portrayal of Reggie, a 16-year-old Scottish boy, is amazingly astute and shaded. A Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, July 28). (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must-read."
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