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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Kate Atkinson is the author of six novels - Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which won the Whitbread Award for Book of the Year; Human Croquet; Emotionally Weird; CASE HISTORIES; One Good Turn; and When Will There Be Good News? - and a collection of short fiction, Not the End of the World. She lives in Edinburgh.From AudioFile:
Susan Jameson's dramatic reading of the three disturbing "cases" that open Atkinson's mystery immediately hooks listeners. Then they meet divorced and depressed P.I. Jackson Brodie, and they begin to make sense of the story. He's been hired to solve three cases involving dead and missing girls, the very cases we heard at the audio's beginning. As Brodie's sleuthing continues, we begin to see that the stories are linked and that Jackson, who worries about his ex-wife moving away and losing connection with his 8-year-old daughter, is the perfect detective to solve them. Jameson's characterizations make everyone from eccentric clients to deceased characters engaging and memorable. S.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Doubleday, London, 2004. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Published in the U.K. simultaneously in cloth and trade paper. First U.K. trade paper edition, first printing. As new, unread. ".a feat of bravura storytelling that conveys the mysteries of life, its inanities and its hilarities." Back cover copy. Bookseller Inventory # 003518