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.
'Big Sky is laced with Atkinson’s sharp, dry humour' The Observer
'A masterclass in what can be done with crime fiction' Sunday Times
'An exuberant, entertaining read' Independent
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'Sharp humour,sparkling prose and acute psychological insight.'
'[Atkinson's] sublime turn of phrase, impeccable gallows humour, beautifully drawn characters and complex plotting make for a fabulously entertaining and moving book.'
'Atkinson tells a great story, toys with expectations, deceives by omission, blows smoke and also writes like she's your favourite friend.'
New York Times
'As ever, the plotting is clever and complex, it’s full of the dry wit Atkinson is so good at and it’s an absorbing mystery'
'Atkinson’s new mystery hits all the right notes'
Sunday Times Style
'Atkinson brings wry comic touches to the story as she both playfully inhabits and deftly subverts the crime genre'