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One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, Bk 2)
One Good Turn - Jackson Brodie, Bk 2
Author: Kate Atkinson
Two years after the events of Case Histories left him a retired millionaire, former detective Jackson Brodie has followed Julia, his occasional girlfriend and former client, to Edinburgh for its famous summer arts festival. But when he watches a man brutally attacked in a traffic jam -- the apparent victim of an extreme case of road rage -- a ch...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316154840
ISBN-10: 0316154849
Publication Date: 10/11/2006
Pages: 418
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, Bk 2) on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I read some other reviews of this book and, without fail, the people who said, "I can't stand this book--too many characters and too many plotlines" were also people who said that they didn't finish the book. Let this be a plea to any reader who picks up on of her books--stick with it! Trust me. This woman is one of the best plotters of fiction that I've ever read. By the time you're about 2/3 of the way through the book, I will bet that you won't be able to put it down.

If you haven't read any other reviews of this book yet, be aware that it's a sequel to another Kate Atkinson mystery called "Case Histories." You can certainly read this one without reading Case Histories first, but you'll lose a little bit of background of two of the characters.

Go ahead--take a chance. Try out Kate Atkinson.
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Helpful Score: 2
An entertaining read, much like Case Histories (this is a sequel). The mystery was engaging and the writing good. I like that Atkinson seems to be developing Brodie as a returning character, but his point of view doesn't dominate the narrative. She fleshes out a lot of characters even though they will probably not be series regulars. The extreme interconnectivity/ high number of coincidences in the plot lines was a bit much, but Atkinson seems to recognize that, so it wasn't a real nuisance.
reviewed One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, Bk 2) on + 636 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! I remembered much less about it than _Case Histories_ so it really felt like reading it for the first time all over again! Poor Martin - the way things happened to him were... tragically comic. And the way everything fit together! She is such an artist, that Kate Atkinson! I was sad that Julia had to be written out, but I do hope that Jackson Brodie and Louise end up together in the next book - which I am soo excited to read!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as her first book (Case Histories) but thoroughly enjoyable all the same. A good mystery where the lives of several strangers intersect through a series of otherwise ordinary events.
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isitfriday avatar reviewed One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, Bk 2) on + 170 more book reviews
i loved Case Histories, so could not wait to read this book. this was good but not great like the first one of the Jackson Brodie series of books was. I enjoyed, it -- just found myself wanting Julia and Jackson to not be together... good read, i love Kate Atkinson's writing.
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A little bit disjointed but in the end it all comes together wonderfully.

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