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When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel | [Kate Atkinson]

When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel

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 30 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.
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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 30 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".

©2008 Kate Atkinson; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    Denise Montclair, NJ, United States 06-06-10
    Denise Montclair, NJ, United States 06-06-10 Member Since 2013
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    Complex and extremely well written, with wonderful characters. I really enjoyed the narration as well.

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    Deirdre tr, SC, USA 01-21-10
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    I wait for Kate Atkinson's books suffering in silence. I'm glad to see jackson's still around and I loved Reggie. A great story which the narrator didn't affect one way or another.I definitely recommend.

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    Chris Crystal Lake, IL, USA 01-09-09
    Chris Crystal Lake, IL, USA 01-09-09
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    "Slow to start but worth the wait"

    I have to admit that after an hour i was tempted to give up on this but stuck with it and was rewarded with a really good character development book and interesting story. Have never read a Kate Atkinson novel but after listening to this i went and bought a couple more. Only problem, apart from the slow start, was a really bad scottish accent by the narrator. I come from the UK and it was no where close to authentic.

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    I was disappointed but it was average reading.

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    Maged CairoEgypt 02-15-09
    Maged CairoEgypt 02-15-09
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    I have had the misfortune to purchase this item .
    It seems that the writer wanted to fill it with several incoherent and very boring stories that seldom relate to each other.
    Pls be careful if you think to get it.

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    I don't know when, after Case Histories, I couldn't stand any more than a few chapters

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