Jackson Brodie returns, now a private investigator in a picturesque Yorkshire seaside town. His new profession soon becomes more than he bargained for. Battling to save his relationship with wilful son Nathan, Brodie is led down a sinister path by the case of an unfaithful husband. He encounters a desperate suicidal man, who in turn leads him to someone from his past. The story is knitted beautifully with Atkinson’s sharp humour threading dark thrills between each stitch.
- Rachel Kinnerk, Dubray Rathmines
The highly anticipated return of Jackson Brodie, ex-military, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, now private investigator, `a hero for men and women alike'*.
Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village in North Yorkshire, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son Nathan and ageing Labrador Dido, both at the discretion of his former partner Julia. It's a picturesque setting, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes.
Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, seems straightforward, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into 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.