By Kate Atkinson
- Release Date: 2007-10-15
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
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
What a rare and wonderful novel
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!
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.
Just a wonderful book...must be read.
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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