Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Review: Case Histories

Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1)

Case Histories
Kate Atkinson

Olivia Land disappeared at the age of three, leaving her family with a lot of unanswered questions. When her father Victor dies, some of the questions return and two of Olivia's remaining sisters, Julia and Amelia want to find out what happened to their sister. To do this, they hire Jackson Brodie. But they aren't his only clients. Theo lost his daughter as well, and he wants Jackson to find the killer. And then there is Birdie Rain, an elderly woman who wants Jackson to find her cat. He only obliges because he fears she is a lonely old lady with no one else to turn to, except a useless nephew. As if these cases weren't enough to keep him busy, he meets Shirley, who is looking for a niece she hasn't seen since she was a baby.

It seems Brodie is incapable of saying no to someone in need. He's down to earth, and he loves his daughter Marlee. It is too bad her mother Josie is thinking of moving to New Zealand with Marlee and her new husband. It's enough to make Jackson crazy. In the meantime, he is busy trying to keep up with his list of cases as some of the stories threaten to reveal long-held secrets that may or may not bring comfort to their relatives.

Atkinson has written a brilliant, mystery with twists and turns that kept me turning pages as fast as I could. With vivid writing that delves deep into the minds of the characters,Case Histories is a thrilling and enjoyable book for those who love addictive mysteries.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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