Synopses & Reviews
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 novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls an absolute must-read.
"Good as it is, this latest Brodie book nearly bursts at the seams. It shows off an imagination so active that When Will There Be Good News? can barely contain it." New York Times
"Thank God, in these hard times, for a cheerful, ghoulish, gory book like this" Washington Post
"[A] psychologically astute thriller...in which understated, deadpan intelligence illuminates characters' inner lives within a convoluted plot." Kirkus Reviews
"As a reader, I was charmed. As a novelist, I was staggered by Kate Atkinson's narrative wizardry." --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
"Uncategorizable, unputdownable, Atkinson's books are like Agatha Christie mysteries that have burst at the seams-they're taut and intricate but also messy and funny and full of life."
"You don't need to have read the earlier two books to appreciate this one, but I can't think of any reason to deny yourself the delights of all three...The novel satisfies the question in its own title. The answer is: Right here and right now.--Laura Miller, Salon
"Expertly rendered...It is very much to be hoped that Kate Atkinson keeps this gratifying series going."--Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Good news lies on every page of this meticulously plotted and affecting thriller."--Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
Three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author whom Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must-read."
About the Author
Kate Atkinson is the author of six novels, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which won the Whitbread Award for Book of the Year; Human Croquet; Emotionally Weird; Case Histories; One Good Turn; and When Will There Be Good News?; and a collection of short fiction, Not the End of the World. She lives in Edinburgh.