Case Histories - Kate Atkinson

Case Histories

By Kate Atkinson

  • Release Date: 2007-10-15
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Case Histories book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 581 Ratings)

Case Histories Kate Atkinson Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The first book in Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie Mysteries series, called "The best mystery of the decade" by Stephen King, finds private investigator Jackson Brodie following three seemingly unconnected family mysteries in Edinburg.

Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night.

Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack.

Case three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making - with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband - until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.

Thirty years after the first incident, as private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge . . .

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User reviews about this book

  • Excellent book with….

    By Am book reader
    drama , violence, love lost and found. Who knew the Brits had such depressing and outrageous lives. As with …Good News…multiple story lines twist and connect with a satisfying closure. Characters you like, love or despise. Brodie slogs along and fits it all together.
  • Love this book!!

    By Meatball 2
    Now I’m off to read the next one in this series 📚📕📘
  • A surprisingly good journey

    By Ms.Fleenor
    Distinctive style. Very good writing & good characterizations (I would like to know Jackson). Plot a little far reaching but always engaging —- themes a tad heavy at times but also surprisingly tender & funny at others.
  • Excessively wordy

    By Pialuna
    Too. Many. Words. This book would be 1/4 of its length if you cut out all the overly verbose, endlessly running-on sentences.
  • What a rare and wonderful novel

    By Jsmwoods
    Great story lines and terrific characters dwell in this novel. Terrible crimes and a dry sense of humor are seamlessly woven together in such a way as to make this novel really worth the trip. A very gifted writer is at the wheel!
  • Case Histories

    By makmox
    I couldn’t put it down, and was on the edge of my seat waiting for the next bend in the road. I’m hooked on her writing style, and clever plot twists and turns. I’ll be reading all of her books. Thank you Kate.
  • Case Histories is a great vacation read

    By Nancy from Petaluma
    Several mysteries (a missing child, a randomly murdered young woman, another woman who continually changes identities) all come together in a mostly satisfying read by a compelling author. I wasn't ready for the end, but maybe I'll find closure in the next book starring private detective Jackson. Can't wait to see what Jackson will be up to then.
  • Didn't do it for me

    The story jumps around too much for me. The author goes off into meaningless detail too often for my taste.
  • Case Histories

    By SwitchBug
    Just a wonderful book...must be read.
  • Absolutely fantastic

    By lilymae44
    Case Histories is one of those rare books (think Stieg Larsson Trilogy, Tana French's series) where giving a five star review is so beneath the level of brilliance, it seems unfair. This is truly a masterful work.

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