When will there be Good News by Kate Atkinson
The only other two books that I have read by the author are both favorites of mine. "Behind the scenes at the museum" is a wonderful drama highlighting how a family does not cope with tragedy. "One good turn" is and intriguing bit of crime fiction (and some more) set at the Edinburgh festival. This read is a bit of both.
Featuring some of the characters I have met in "One good turn" this book also features not one, but 3 great female characters - each one clever, witty and intriguing in her own way and each with a n interesting past.
Pivoting around a train disaster, a set of events featuring a 16 year old character called Reggie - a lonely, poor but brilliant girl- forms the backbone of the story, told with great compassion and speckled with Atkinson's telltale dry sense of humor. To be honest, I still have some questions milling in my mind about the eventual outcome of it all.
Clever and well written with endearing characters, this is a must read if you like a good crime read.
Cat's ranking: 9 and a half/10