Big Sky

Big Sky

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Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging 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 his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, 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
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019
Edition: First United States edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316523097
0316523097
Characteristics: 391 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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1MTWAIN60
Sep 14, 2019

Nope.

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hamerkop
Aug 28, 2019

A devastating social commentary on the present, written with a hilarious tongue in cheek humour.

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uncommonreader
Aug 12, 2019

This story is told In an interesting way, with the villains introduced through descriptions of their everyday lives. I thought the setting in the East Riding was wonderful. As always, I enjoyed Atkinson's dry humour and did indeed laugh out loud.

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laphampeak
Aug 08, 2019

Atkinson's style is witty and contains so many quips and literary and music references. This kept me amazed and entertained. However, the characters were too many and over the top which took any depth away from the story leaving the impression of a manic ride that was great fun but immemorable.

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mtipping
Aug 07, 2019

Great, one of her detective novels. I should re read them

CircMary Aug 06, 2019

I love the Jackson Brodie series, and Kate Atkinson is one of my favorite authors. I so wanted to enjoy this book. But it just wasn't satisfying for me. I wanted more Jackson Brodie. But even a lesser book by Kate Atkinson is worth the read.

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simgur
Aug 03, 2019

Hooray, a book that is really fun to read! Perfect for summer or any other time. I have read the previous Jackson Brodie books, but it’s not necessary to read those before diving into this one. I thoroughly admire Kate Atkinson’s skill in writing all her novels.

Hillsboro_JeanineM Jul 24, 2019

The long awaited Jackson Brodie adventure seemed to start slow but was both worth the wait and patience to see how the story lines would develop. The 99 people that are waiting in the queue will not be disappointed.

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KayK
Jul 22, 2019

Great read, really does nice work building the characters first rather than the plot.

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EljayJohnson
Jul 18, 2019

Oh, the joy of being in the company of the dreamy Jackson Brodie once again! He remains one of only two fictional characters I would have left my husband for (the other being Captain Wentworth from Persuasion). Atkinson does her magic - writes a literary mystery with so many threads and subplots every which way in seeming ramshackle random, but somehow draws everything together masterfully. We get a gift with a character from a previous novel showing up that I didn't expect and it was wonderful. Please, Ms. Atkinson, do not ever torture us again by making us wait so long for another visit to Jackson Brodie's world.

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PimaLib_SamR Aug 12, 2019

It didn't matter how much they were given, how much stuff they acquired, they were never satisfied. They had been bred to consume and one day there would be nothing left. Capitalism would have eaten itself, thereby fulfilling its raison d'être in an act of self-destruction, aided by the dopamine feedback loop---the snake swallowing its own tail.

ArapahoeAnnaL Jul 04, 2019

It had taken a while for it to dawn on Vince that he might be a suspect. When it did dawn, it seemed such an astonishing idea that he tripped up in the middle of the answer to one of their questions... 'I sleep alone so no, no one can verify my alibi.' Oh, God __ I sleep alone. It sounded so pathetic. 'Alibi?' the inspector said placidly. 'No one's talking about alibis, Mr Ives. Only you.' pg. 150

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