Case Histories – Kate Atkinson


Many thanks to NetGalley, Random House Transworld, Black Swan and Kate Atkinson for my ARC of ‘Case Histories’ in return for my honest review.

This is my first read of Kate Atkinson and I can see that I have many others to catch up on, which I will be doing.  I found the writing witty and engaging with a story full of quirky characters and an amazing storyline.  I didn’t consider it a typical crime thriller read but I couldn’t put it down.

Private Investigator Jackson Brodie who is an ex-cop and ex-army sets out to solve what appear to be three unrelated cases. There are flaws to Jackson, which makes the character convincing, extremely likeable, and at times, amusing.  The three storylines could be found in any newspaper and the whole novel hangs together with intelligence and originality,

A great read, had me laughing out loud, highly recommended.

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