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Auteur(s): Kate Atkinson
Narrateur(s): Jason Isaacs
Durée: 11 h et 20 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 évaluations)

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INSTANT INTERNATIONAL AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

Iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies   

Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes.  

Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for a suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him across a sinister network - and back into the path of someone from his past.   

Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking new novel, both sharply funny and achingly sad, by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today. 

©2019 Kate Atkinson (P)2019 Bond Street Books

Ce que les critiques disent

"For those of you who do not know: Atkinson is one of the best writers working today, and her crime fiction, including novels featuring the now-retired Scottish inspector Jackson Brodie, rank among the finest." (The Washington Post)

"It's been eight years since Atkinson's last Jackson Brodie mystery, and, while the three historical novels she has written since then - all with some connection to WWII - have been uniformly brilliant, fans of the ever-brooding, painfully tenderhearted private investigator will be thrilled that Brodie is finally back.... Atkinson [has a] rare ability to create in a relatively few but stunningly deft brushstrokes at least a half-dozen characters with the depth and complexity to own their own novel. Another dazzler from a writer whose talents know no bounds." (Booklist, starred review) 

"A small cast of characters collides and careens in a manner that straddles Greek tragedy and screwball comedy. The humour is sly rather than slapstick, and Atkinson is keenly interested in inner lives and motivations. There are villains, certainly...but even the sympathetic characters are complicated and compromised.... The deaths and disappearances that Jackson investigates change with every book, but the human heart remains the central mystery. The welcome return of an existential detective." (Publishers Weekly, starred review) 

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Loved it!

Took me a bit to get used to the voice, but story so well written, and amazingly funny in spite of a gruesome subject.

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I had missed Jackson Brodie

Another wonderful book from Kate Atkinson. The language and intricacies of the story is, as always captivating. The narration by Jason Isaacs is excellent. There are few authors whose work I do not hesitate in recommending, and K. Atkinson is one of them.

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Kind of Jackson Brodie, kind of not

Brodie seemed along for the ride rather than a focal character. Good writing and character development with lots of side stories. Narrator was very good

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Good interwoven plot lines

I like Kate Atkinson, her books are always well written. The characters are not all perfect
but they make human decisions. The interaction between Brody and his son seems real.
The narrator was also not too over the top. Just right.