Author(s): Kate Atkinson
In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend -- Jackson Brodie -- himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.
Winner of Richard & Judy Best Read 2009 and Sunday Times bestseller: another triumph from the author of Case Histories and One Good Turn
Winner of Galaxy British Book Awards: Richard and Judy's Best Read of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year 2009 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009.
Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News? was voted winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year. After Case Histories and One Good Turn, it was her third novel to feature the former private detective Jackson Brodie, who also makes a welcome return in Started Early, Took My Dog. She won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize for her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since.