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Big Sky (Hardback)

By Atkinson, Kate

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Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside town, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-wife Julia. It's a picturesque village filled with vacationers and well-off locals, but there's something darker... read full description below.

ISBN 9780316523097
Barcode 9780316523097
Published 25 June 2019 by Little Brown and Company
Format Hardback
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Series Jackson Brodie (part: 5)
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ISBN-13 9780316523097
ISBN-10 0316523097
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little Brown and Company
Imprint Little Brown and Company
Publication Date 25 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Atkinson, Kate
Series Jackson Brodie (part: 5)
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 38mm
Weight 635g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Villages, Private investigators, Human trafficking, North Yorkshire (England), Detective and mystery fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside town, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-wife Julia. It's a picturesque village filled with vacationers and well-off locals, but there's something darker behind the scenes: a quietly, wildly successful business in human trafficking. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, would seem unrelated, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network - and back across the path of his old friend Reggie, now a police detective with her own way of doing things. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Uncategorizable, unputdownable, Atkinson's books are like Agatha Christie mysteries that have burst at the seams--they're taut and intricate but also messy and funny and full of life. --Lev Grossman, Time Praise for When Will There Be Good News? As a reader, I was charmed. As a novelist, I was staggered by Atkinson's narrative wizardry. --Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly Wonderful...full of artful digressions and unexpected turns, but it amply makes good on its obligations as a mystery novel to explain the who, what and why. --Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal There is intrigue. There are surprises. But the unknowns aren't always what we think they are. The deepest pleasure here, though, is the author's language. As ever, Atkinson is sharp, precise, and funny . . . Another beautifully crafted book from an author of great intelligence and empathy. --Kirkus, Starred Review Praise for One Good Turn Compelling and always entertaining. . . . Atkinson is a restrained, perceptive writer skilled at telling stories from multiple and hugely diverse points of view, making a crusty female police officer every bit as believable as her socially challenged teenage son. Her prose is piercing, lucid and perceptive. --USA Today Ms. Atkinson writes passages that simply have to be read twice, once when you first travel through the book and then later, when you want to see just how she tricked you...Ms. Atkinson remains a wonderful stylist and Grade A schemer...She was never confined to the crime genre, has written in assorted other modes and excels at them all. Whatever she goes on to write, she leaves Jackson Brodie at a suspenseful and pivotal moment. Future installments are well worth waiting for. --Janet Maslin, New York Times Praise for Started Early, Took My Dog

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Author's Bio

Kate Atkinson's first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named England's Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996. Since then, she has written ten more ground-breaking, bestselling books, most recently Transcription. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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