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When Will There Be Good News?
When Will There Be Good News? | Kate Atkinson
International Bestseller When Will There Be Good News? is the brilliant new novel from the acclaimed author of Case Histories and One Good Turn, once again featuring private investigator Jackson Brodie. Thirty years ago, six-year-old Joanna witnessed the brutal murders of her mother, brother and sister, before escaping into a field, and running for her life. Now, the man convicted of the crime is being released from prison, meaning Dr. Joanna Hunter has one more reason to dwell on the pain of that day, especially with her own infant son to protect. Sixteen-year-old Reggie, recently orphaned and wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for Joanna Hunter, but has no idea of the womans horrific past. All Reggie knows is that Dr. Hunter cares more about her baby than life itself, and that the two of them make up just the sort of family Reggie wished she had: that unbreakable bond, that safe port in the storm. When Dr. Hunter goes missing, Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried, despite the decidedly shifty business interests of Joannas husband, Neil, and the unknown whereabouts of the newly freed murderer, Andrew Decker. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is looking for a missing person of her own, murderer David Needler, whose family lives in terror that he will return to finish the job he started. So its not surprising that she listens to Reggies outrageous thoughts on Dr. Hunters disappearance with only mild attention. But when ex-police officer and Private Investigator, Jackson Brodie arrives on the scene, with connections to Reggie and Joanna Hunter of his own, the details begin to snap into place. And, as Louise knows, once Jackson is involved theres no telling how many criminal threads he will be able to pull together or how many could potentially end up wrapped around his own neck. In an extraordinary virtuoso display, Kate Atkinson has produced one of the most engrossing, masterful, and piercingly insightful novels of this or any year. It is also as hilarious as it is heartbreaking, as Atkinson weaves in and out of the lives of her eccentric, grief-plagued, and often all-too-human cast. Yet out of the excesses of her characters and extreme events that shake their worlds comes a relatively simple message, about being good, loyal, and true. When Will There Be Good News? shows us what it means to survive the past and the present, and to have the strength to just keep on keeping on. From the Hardcover edition.
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cathipink
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Day 3 (ack, I missed yesterday!) of #CoverLove #7Days7Covers

@Ruthiella

Ruthiella I think this might be my favorite of the Brodie series but I‘ve not read the new one yet!😀 2mo
cathipink @Ruthiella I have read the new one - it's great, but this one is still my favorite 🙂 2mo
Ruthiella I just noticed this is the French paperback edition. Did you read it en Francais? 🇫🇷 2mo
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kellock
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I truly love Kate Atkinson. Her writing style is amazing. It always seems like not much is happening but then she crams in lots of twists and moments that catch your breathe. Away to order the next Jackson Brodie.

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kellock
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Do I have things to do? Well yes. But it's too hot and I'm a grown up and I don't have to do them if I don't want to!!

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kellock
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Vodka and crisps. The snack of champions!

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kellock
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Ok. Now I've only read chapter one but I'm hooked. Kate Atkinson truly is a master #favouriteauthor

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kellock
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Returning to the author who is definitely at the top if my favourite authors list. Have never read all the Jackson Brodie novels so I'm picking up where I left off. I think!!!

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cathysaid
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Panpan

I really wanted to like this one since I enjoyed Case Histories. But it never came together for me. Lots of moving parts, not all of which made sense in the end. As for the end...I found it unbelievable, as if she rushed it to try and create cohesion. I did, however, still enjoy Jackson Brodie and his cynicism.

CarolynM I'm sorry you didn't like this one - it's my favourite of the series. 4mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t like this one either, but I had no idea it was part of a series! 4mo
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TorieStorieS
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I really enjoyed this addition to the Jackson Brodie series! I think Atkinson does such a wonderful job with her characters- they feel so real! The plot here really pushes you to keep turning pages and to #N-ever put it down! #30JuneBooks

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cathipink
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In preparation for Big Sky, I've been rereading the Jackson Brodies. They really hold up, and this one is my favorite in the series. Anyone else planning on getting the new one?

TrishB Can‘t wait 👍🏻 6mo
cathipink I didn't think there'd be any more! Such a lovely surprise @TrishB 6mo
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TrishB I went to see her last year talk about Transcription and she told us there would be a new one - literally the whole room cheered 😁 6mo
cathipink !!! That's so awesome 🙂 @TrishB 6mo
RaimeyGallant I haven't read any of hers (yet!) 6mo
cathipink You're in for a treat, if you decide to pick them up 🙂🙂 @RaimeyGallant 6mo
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Born.A.Reader
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Very excited about my #usedbookstore haul today!! All of this was about $7!! Plus I got a half dozen books for my little girl as well!

CoverToCoverGirl Score! 9mo
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valeriegeary
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Book mail! Thank you @LauraBeth! Happy to give this one a new home!! I can't wait to read it!!

saresmoore I‘ll be reading this one some time this year. 10mo
valeriegeary @saresmoore ooooo, let me know, I'll read with you if I can. Also now that I'm looking at it again....I think it might make a good female detective pick for #booked2019 🤔 10mo
LauraBeth Yay 🙌 I still have this one sitting in my shelf waiting to be read as well! 10mo
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thebookmagpie
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Reading about Edinburgh in Edinburgh 😊 #yearofmarvellousreading

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Ferihearted
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Apparently never. It lands somewhere between a pick and a so-so

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Avidreader25
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I‘m wrapping up the end of this book, the third in the Jackson Brodie series. I loved the focus on Louise in this one. Definitely want to read the fourth and final one. “A coincidence is just an explanation waiting to happen.”

HeatherBookNerd I LOVE everything she writes!!! 2y
LeslieO I ❤️ Jackson! 2y
cariashley Atkinson is just so great. I need to get the fourth Brodie book! 2y
Avidreader25 @HeatherBookNerd Sues one of those rare writers who is brilliant in any genre! @cariashley 2y
Avidreader25 @LeslieO I just found out there is a TV show based on the books! 2y
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CarolynM
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#MarchMadness #FavouriteDetectiveAgent

How could you not love Jackson Brodie? This is my favourite of the series. I so hope Kate Atkinson changes her mind and writes about him again one day.

MayJasper I love him too 2y
jhod Agree!! 2y
jhod And I didn't know she had retired him :-( 2y
CarolynM @jhod I read a newspaper article a few years ago where she said after the TV adaptation she didn't feel like he was hers any more, or something like that. Still, you shouldn't believe everything you read in the paper. 2y
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ChloeTallis
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So I'm working around the clock and I'm tired and a little grumpy. I have also had no time to read - 50 pages in around 9 days. Massive boo. But managed to grab 20 minutes of reading with lunch 👏🏻

Notafraidofwords I get grumpy when I can't read 2y
rabbitprincess There should be a word for the grumpiness that comes with not having had time to read. Like being hangry but with books 😁 2y
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ChloeTallis
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Onto the next! I am reading so slow at the moment - my brain is elsewhere and can't get my chill on! Hoping this will pick me back up! What do you guys do when you just can't relax?!? 🤷🏻‍♀️ (wild Saturday night...)

MicheleinPhilly I watch Gilmore Girls. Helps me relax, makes me smile, and puts me in a bookish mood. 2y
AmyG Gilmore Girls is my comfort show. 2y
valeriegeary A walk. Or a cup of chamomile and television. Gray's Anatomy is my comfort show though it's not very comforting. 😄 But it is a good distraction. 2y
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Lcsmcat Re-read an old favorite or take a walk. 2y
minkyb Watch sports! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
HippieChickHomeschool Beautiful photo ❤️ 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks for the suggestions guys - television (and Gilmore Girls!/football) is usually my go to as well! But then often I get carried away haha. Will carry on what I'm doing and hopefully will find my chill again 😂. Off for a nice walk now! @MicheleinPhilly @AmyG @valeriegeary @Lcsmcat @minkyb 💕 2y
JillR I think you'll like this; you know I love Kate Atkinson 😍 2y
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cariashley
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👆THIS is why I love Kate Atkinson so much. She balances light and dark elements in the most affecting way. The third book in the Jackson Brodie series is no exception, it's absolutely brilliant. The above quote is from an interview with Atkinson at the back of my copy.

Kimzey That's terrific! 2y
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cariashley
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Man, Kate Atkinson can swing from humor to tragedy in a heartbeat. Chills.

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cariashley
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The rest of my day looks like this 😁☀️📚

Zelma Looks perfect to me! 😁 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 5! Excellent cover, isn't it?! This is the third installment in the Jackson Brodie series. On a hot summer day, Joanna's family is heading home along a country lane when her life is changed forever. 30 years later, ex-detective Brodie is on a crowded train when he hears a shocking sound in the night. 16-year-old Reggie is watching tv when a terrifying noise rings through the night. 3 lives cross. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Dragon I really enjoyed this detective series. The books and the tv series- guess who plays the detective ( hint: an actor from the Harry Potter movies) 2y
KarenUK @Dragon hello to Jason Isaacs! (edited) 2y
bedandabook One of my favourite writers. Brilliant series. 2y
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ReadThisBookYall So many Catcher in the Rye vibes from that cover (or, as John Oliver described Theresa May after learning her most naughty moment was running through wheat fields as a child, "Thatcher in the Rye" ?) 2y
Dragon Yup, Jason Isaacs is the good guy 😀 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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I like the Jackson Brodie series- waiting for a new one! #aprilbookshowers. #good

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Sweettartlaura
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Catching up on reviews while I catch up on This Is Us...

I ❤️ Reggie Chase! She was the best part of this. I hope she shows up in Book 4.

The writing is great. It's just ... odd. You expect the detective in a detective series to be the main character. But Jackson Brodie is definitely not that in this installment.

It also happens really fast. But that's part of the fun with this one.

christineandbooks Love This is Us.. I'm so behind, though... 3y
Sweettartlaura @christineandbooks It's the best 😍 3y
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Sweettartlaura
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#24in48 wrap up

Given that I had plans both mornings this weekend, I can't believe I got this much done❤️
I finished up some stragglers; read one cover to cover; and started 2 more, along with making progress on a short story collection.

Congrats to all the readers who met their goals🙌🏻⭐️❤️

Can't wait for the next one!

@24in48

Eyelit Awesome! 👏📚🎉 3y
DebinHawaii You did great! Congrats! 🎉📚👍 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great reading! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻📚📚 3y
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Sweettartlaura
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I won't make a full 24h this time - too many obligations, despite my best efforts to keep things clear. But I should get this one done - I've got 7+h - here I go!
#24in48
@24in48

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LaurenAsh
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My #LitsyAtoZ started off with a bang with this one! So moody, with such introspective writing, and characters that just can't catch a break! Very happy I was able to move Kate Atkinson up on my read list. #LetterA

Bibliogeekery I love this whole series! 3y
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AGirlAndHerBooks
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I'm not certain it was the first Kate Atkinson book I read, but I knew I was on to someone good when I spied a front-cover endorsement from my beloved Mr. King. #bestblurbs #seasonsreadings2016

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librariankris
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#FunFridayPhoto The Jackson Brodie series is 💯.

MyBookLife I haven't read Atkinson yet, even though she's been in my bookshelf for a while now... 3y
librariankris @MyBookLife I suggest starting at the beginning. Case Histories is great! 3y
MyBookLife @librariankris That one I don't have. Yet. It sounds great though!! *adding* 3y
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CyranoseDeBergerac I don't know much about this book, but the title seems like a relatable sentiment, at times! 3y
librariankris @CyranoseDeBergerac Unfortunately, that's so true :( 3y
CyranoseDeBergerac @librariankris I apologize for being such a downer today! It wasn't my intention! 3y
librariankris @CyranoseDeBergerac You're not! I hope tomorrow is a better day 🌻 3y
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rachaelherron
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just started this tonight and I just love her writing so much.

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Jaime
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Pickpick

True to the title, a lot of tragic events occur in this story. But because Atkinson is so good at her craft, she not only manages to tie up all of the seemingly unrelated events and characters, but she makes you feel like justice was meted out in all the right amounts.

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kendra
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Love Kate Atkinson. This was great.

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UnabridgedTomes
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It sounds absurd to say this as a compliment, but: Kate Atkinson's writing makes you feel unsafe in your own home. She makes you feel unsafe in your own neighborhood. This book is so vivid, the characters (both good and bad and in between) so real that I'll never be the same again. In a good way. :)

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Minervasbutler
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Third in her Jackson Brodie series. As usual, superb plotting and engaging characters.

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