When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel (Jackson Brodie #3) (Paperback)

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May be the best yet of Kate Atkinson’s hugely enjoyable mystery series. The third novel to feature Jackson Brodie, it abounds in strange coincidences, clever asides, and viciously suspenseful plotting. These books are smart and fun; with any justice, they belong at the top of the bestseller list.

— Sara, Atlanta


The third installment in Kate Atkinson's wildly beloved series of Jackson Brodie Mysteries: a complex tale of murder, coincidence, and connected lives.

On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever...

On a dark night thirty years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound...

At the end of a long day, 16-year-old Reggie is looking forward to watching a little TV. Then a terrifying noise shatters her peaceful evening. Luckily, Reggie makes it a point to be prepared for an emergency...

These three lives come together in unexpected and deeply thrilling ways in the latest novel from Kate Atkinson, the critically acclaimed author who Harlan Coben calls "an absolute must-read."

"As a reader, I was charmed. As a novelist, I was staggered by Kate Atkinson's narrative wizardry." -- Stephen King

About the Author

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 eleven more ground-breaking, bestselling books. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Praise For…

"As a reader, I was charmed. As a novelist, I was staggered by Kate Atkinson's narrative wizardry." —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

"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."


"You don't need to have read the earlier two books to appreciate this one, but I can't think of any reason to deny yourself the delights of all three...The novel satisfies the question in its own title. The answer is: Right here and right now.
Laura Miller, Salon

"Expertly rendered...It is very much to be hoped that Kate Atkinson keeps this gratifying series going."
Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Good news lies on every page of this meticulously plotted and affecting thriller."
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316012836
ISBN-10: 0316012831
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: January 11th, 2010
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Jackson Brodie