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HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 29 June 2013
This is the third novel featuring Jackson Brodie and it also features other characters who will be familiar to fans of this series. At one point in the story a character exclaims, "We all know each other? How's that for a coincidence?" Indeed, it does seem that a series of mistakes and circumstances mean that the cast of characters do end up together, but Kate Atkinson deals with the plot deftly and with dark humour. Catching the wrong train by mistake means that Jackson Brodie ends up in Edinburgh, instead of London, where he meets up again with Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe - who featured in the previous novel. However, their paths had diverged until they both become involved with the search for a missing woman.

Thirty years ago, Joanna Mason was six years old and the only survivor of a brutal attack on her family. Now she has gone missing and the only person who appears to be concerned is Reggie, her sixteen year old nanny, who has suffered enough loss of her own. Reggie's insistence something is wrong finally begins to ring alarm bells with Jackson and Louise. Like the other Brodie books, this is a wonderful read with fantastic characters, which I really enjoyed. So far I have enjoyed all the books I have read by Kate Atkinson and am glad I have discovered her work.
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on 21 May 2017
A great read. Gripping plot, marvellous characters and some of the best dialogue I've read in ages. Compelling , funny and sad in all the right places. This novel rips along
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on 14 January 2018
I hadn’t read any other Jackson Brodie titles, but I had read Life After Life and loved it so I bought this book more or less at random.
I love the literary/commercial blend of style in Kate Atkinson’s books and wasn’t disappointed with WWTBGN. The plot was intriguing and the literary, observant style gave you much more than your usual crime book.
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on 28 November 2017
Was recommended this book and wasn't disappointed. Reggie is a dog with a bone and the unlikely heroine. Well worth a read.
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on 8 August 2017
Kate Atkinson is such a good writer and the Brodie series uses all her abilities to the full. Brodie is one of the most sympathetic charactors ever devised - the perfect gum shoe, tough, tender and on the side of the angels.Can't wait for the next in the series.
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on 30 March 2017
This author has a different tone to anyone else I have read. I like her characters, her humour and her stories.
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on 10 October 2015
A fascinating story, combining a murder mystery with thoughtful insight into human nature. Exciting throughout. The main characters are cleverly drawn. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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on 4 September 2017
as ever kate Atkinson keeps you glued to the book.
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on 13 October 2015
A fascinating tangled web of murder and mayhem. Mystery within mysteries. A strange assortment of characters with a myriad of intentions. An exciting read.
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on 8 October 2017
Good read easy to follow enjoyed it
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