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Author: Kate Atkinson Narrator: Jason Isaacs Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Series:The Jackson Brodie Series Release Date: June 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549120695

Publisher Description

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 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. Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

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  • Kate Atkinson is one of those very rare writers who's a master at absolutely every aspect of the novel-character and plot and voice and language and themes and humor and dialogue and on and on. I love everything about BIG SKY, a giant mosaic of people and stories that fit perfectly together in a complex, beautiful pattern, offering tremendous reading pleasure on every single page.

    - Chris Pavone, bestselling author of The Expats
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  • 'A coincidence is just an explanation waiting to happen' is one of Jackson's maxims; it could also serve as an ironic epigram for Atkinson's approach to the mystery genre. A small cast of characters collides and careens in a manner that straddles Greek tragedy and screwball comedy. The humor is sly rather than slapstick, and Atkinson is keenly interested in inner lives and motivations...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.

    - Kirkus, starred review
  • We marvel at Atkinson's 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."

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  • —Booklist, starred review

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  • 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. What takes Big Sky up a notch is its urgent, relevant subject matter: pedophilia rings and how they damage survivors for the rest of their lives.

    - Bethanne Patrick, The Washington Post
  • The bestselling British writer returns to Brodie's world for a fifth time in Big Sky, which finds the hero ensconced in a quaint northern English seaside town, making a living as a private investigator. As is often the case in Atkinson's genre-defying fiction, assignments to track lost cats and unfaithful husbands are never quite what they seem.

    - TIME, 32 Books You Need to Read this Summer
  • The great Atkinson has returned to crime fiction and her well-beloved detective, Jackson Brodie...Atkinson masterfully juggles Brodie's consciousness with that of numerous other characters...You flit in and out of their various viewpoints, but Brodie's - warmhearted, weary, haunted by loss - always feels like coming home... I read this book in a delicious late-night rush; I suspect many of you will too."

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  • —Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

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  • “A giant mosaic of people and stories that fit perfectly together in a complex, beautiful pattern, offering tremendous reading pleasure on every single page.”

    - Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author
  • Atkinson's funny, poignant gem will make you forgive the wait

    - People Magazine
  • “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. What takes Big Sky up a notch is its urgent, relevant subject matter: pedophilia rings and how they damage survivors for the rest of their lives.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Atkinson masterfully juggles Brodie’s consciousness with that of numerous other characters…You flit in and out of their various viewpoints, but Brodie’s—warmhearted, weary, haunted by loss—always feels like coming home.”

    - Seattle Times
  • "‘A small cast of characters collides and careens in a manner that straddles Greek tragedy and screwball comedy. The humor is sly rather than slapstick, and Atkinson is keenly interested in inner lives and motivations…but the human heart remains the central mystery.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “We marvel at Atkinson’s 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)

Awards

  • A Crime Reads Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019
  • A Booklist Pick of the Week
  • A Washington Post Top 10 Book of the Month

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About the Author

Kate Atkinson is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books featuring Jackson Brodie became the BBC television series Case Histories. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1996. Her novel Life after Life was the winner of the Costa Novel Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Prize. She was appointed MBE in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honors List and was voted Waterstones UK Author of the Year at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards.

About the Narrator

Jason Isaacs is a BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe–nominated actor. His film work includes playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, Colonel Tavington in The Patriot, Captain Hook and Mr. Darling in Peter Pan, as well as starring in the war movies Black Hawk Down and Green Zone. On TV his credits include Jackson Brodie in Case Histories, Sir Mark Brydon in The State Within, Michael Caffee in Brotherhood, and Michael Britten in Awake. He is currently filming the action-adventure event series Dig for USA Network from the minds behind Heroes and Homeland, to premiere in late 2014.