Big Sky

Big Sky

Jackson Brodie, ex-military police, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, currently working as a private investigator, makes a highly anticipated return, nine years after the last Brodie, Started Early, Took My Dog. 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 Jackson Brodie, ex-military police, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, currently working as a private investigator, makes a highl...

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Title:Big Sky
Author:Kate Atkinson
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B07L3FP1S5
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Big Sky Reviews

  • JanB
    Aug 04, 2019
    The flawed and brooding Jackson Brodie is one of my favorite characters. In Big Sky, Brodie is living and working as a PI in a small seaside village in order to be close to his teenage son. He ekes out a living taking on low level, unchallenging cases. That is, until he is hired by a w...
  • Julie Christine
    Aug 08, 2019
    We Jackson Brodie fans have waited what felt like an interminably long spell for our favorite private eye, in all his glib and glum glory, to return to the scene. But author Kate Atkinson has been rather busy in the interim, penning literary gorgeousness into Life After Life, A God in ...
  • Tatiana
    Jul 11, 2019
    Objectively speaking, as a mystery, Big Sky is not that strong. If written by a different author, a novel with a plot like this would have been a subject of a lengthy rant about too many coincidences and same people constantly bumping into suspects of various crimes. HOWEVER, thi...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    Jul 02, 2019
    Six months ago, I attended a lunch honoring Kate Atkinson's publication of Transcription, during which she hinted that there was a Brodie novel in the works. That sly dog -- it was more than "in the works" if this is the final product -- it must have been further along than she teased....
  • Faith Hurst-Bilinski
    Jun 26, 2019
    I know I have read the rest of this series but I realized as soon as I started this one that I don't remember much about it. This starts off just dumping characters and backstory, sometimes oversold backstories, on the reader. I found I was being introduced to so many characters that I...
  • Julie
    Aug 04, 2019
    Loved it! I loved the family drama, the narrative, the Britishness, and the sense of place. The author deftly makes the every day seem interesting. She phrases things in a way that captures my interest such as, "spading Rimmel foundation on his face," or "their marriage was dead. Its c...
  • Sue
    Jun 04, 2019
    ?A coincidence is just an explanation waiting to happen.? Remember this sentence as it is important to the entire novel, its course and ultimate denouement. Kate Atkinson has returned with another Jackson Brodie novel after a gap of several years. Jackson now is living in Yorks...
  • Michael
    Jul 05, 2019
    Wonderful return by Atkinson after nearly a decade to her detective series featuring Jackson Brodie. Again I am delighted by her method of storytelling by flitting among the lively minds of her characters on their various tracks, the pursuers and the pursued, the victims and potential ...
  • Liz
    May 30, 2019
    Kate Atkinson is the complete package - engrossing storylines and fully formed characters. She is one of my favorite authors. It?s been ages since she wrote a Jackson Brodie book. I was worried about the gap in time, but no worries. I immediately felt a connection with him all over a...
  • Diane S ☔
    Jul 04, 2019
    It was nice to see Jackson Brodie back again. In fact, my favorite parts of this book were his quiet musings and his often humorous relationship with his son. Though his role was little more than that of a bit player, leaving me wanting more of his presence.There are though, many chara...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    May 29, 2019
    It has been years since I read a Jackson Brodie novel and I never expected to read another, so I'd forgotten a bit what it was like. I remembered they were bleak, measured, patient, smart and sure enough that's just how this one was. The tone is what sticks with you in a Brodie novel m...
  • Bridget
    Jul 18, 2019
    Crikey, it was wonderful to be back with Jackson, it seems like such a long time that we've been apart! I've been hankering after his slightly miserable, macabrely funny and complicated life. Jackson never chooses the easy road where relationships are concerned. Comfortingly there are ...
  • Marianne
    May 25, 2019
    ?Jackson knew something was dodgy about Barclay Jack, but couldn?t get the knowledge to rise up from the seabed of his memory ? a dismal place that was littered with the rusting wreckage and detritus of his brain cells.? Big Sky is the fifth book in the popular Jackson Brod...
  • Susan Johnson
    Jun 14, 2019
    I am a little angry at Kate Atkinson. She has made me wait 8 long years for a new Jackson Brodie book and I didn't realize how much I missed him before I read this excellent book. Then I had a dilemma. Do I read it fast as I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next or d...
  • Carolyn
    Jun 29, 2019
    *4:5* Stars. ?A coincidence is just an explanation waiting to happen.? ?Truth is absolute but the consequences of it aren't.? I have always loved the enthralling Jackson Brodie series by Kate Atkinson. Although it has been a long nine years since the previous book in ...
  • Claire
    Jul 08, 2019
    It?s been a long time since Atkinson has brought us Jackson Brodie, but let?s just say it?s been worth the wait. I was a bit worried having read Transcription recently, that Atkinson had gone off the boil. Luckily, this worry was misplaced. Big Sky is Atkinson at her best. Sur...
  • Sheila
    May 06, 2019
    3 stars--I liked the book. Trigger warnings for sexual abuse. I have an enduring fondness for Jackson Brody (and his parenthetical conversations). The character never fails to charm, and this book is no exception. I also adored Crystal and Harry and Bunny--in fact, the range of side...
  • Jen
    Apr 08, 2019
    Admittedly, it?s difficult for me to write an unbiased review of a Kate Atkinson novel. When I received this book from NetGalley, I immediately tweeted ?she is our greatest living author, don?t @ me?, which ? I actually wish someone would ?@? me, because I?m more than h...
  • Phrynne
    Oct 09, 2019
    Absolutely perfect! I really enjoyed this new Jackson Brodie book, in fact I reread the previous four books first (loved them too!) just to make sure I would appreciate every bit of Big Sky. Jackson as usual is just muddling through life as best he can. His P.I. work is mostly mund...
  • Story❤
    Apr 25, 2019
    After too long a wait, Jackson Brodie is back and in fine form. Last autumn, I attended a packed reading given by Kate Atkinson and the auditorium filled with cheers when the author announced she had just that week finished a new Brody novel. Our excited expectations have been met-...
  • Mary Lins
    Jul 04, 2019
    First of all, you do not have to have read the other Jackson Brodie novels (or have seen the TV show) to thoroughly enjoy ?Big Sky?, by the inimitable Kate Atkinson. What put Atkinson at the top of my ?Favorite Authors? list, is her writing skill. The way she tells a story simp...
  • Faith
    Jul 01, 2019
    I?ve read a few of the Jackson Brody crime novels and I like the plots more than I like the writing style. This book has way too many characters, many of whom are unnecessary to the main plot about human trafficking, and skips around among them in a manner designed to cause maximum c...
  • Lyn Caglio
    Sep 08, 2019
    There is nothing quite like a Kate Atkinson/Jackson Brodie novel. Great writing, fast pacing and interesting plot - so much going on you?ll have trouble keeping track of it all. But, that?s what?s so much fun! It does help if you?ve read the prior Brodie books, but can be read ...
  • Cathrine ☯️
    Jan 10, 2020
    4 About 9 years ago Jackson Brodie went MIA in the book world. His creator came out with some highly rated other books which I could not embrace; actually abandoned two of them. This remains a mystery because Kate Atkinson is a heck of a writer and I was such a fan, am such a fan. W...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Jul 10, 2019
    EXCERPT: On a dark street the nondescript grey hatchback slithered quietly to a halt beneath a streetlight that was helpfully broken. The car's engine was killed and the driver, almost as anonymous-looking as the Peugeot itself, climbed out and shut the door with a quiet clunk. The pas...
  • Meredith
    Jun 05, 2019
    I love this book! I love Jackson Brodie! I love Kate Atkinson! ...
  • Somethingsnotright
    Aug 14, 2019
    Kate Atkinson is a wonderful writer. I enjoyed this book very much, and I especially appreciated the way she describes the characters - they are all so beautifully drawn. For me, I only wish I had not read this before reading the rest of the series first. It might have been a five star...
  • lucky little cat
    Jul 05, 2019
    Jackson Brodie's fifth outing is good and ironic, but quiet. The new characters we meet are largely a low-key (but appealing) lot. Sometimes I feel I've got to /Run a-way We also get reappearances from a few characters from Brodie's past (plus Julia, who's such a heartless tea...
  • Kathleen
    Aug 29, 2019
    The 5th installment in the Jackson Brodie detective series is presented as a huge puzzle. The narrative rambles through a number of memorable character sketches before the pieces of the plot finally start to take shape. As for Jackson, his private detective skills are relegated to foll...
  • Will
    Jul 04, 2019
    I can?t imagine that fans of Kate Atkinson, particularly the fans of her Jackson Brodie novels, will be disappointed with Big Sky. I wasn?t. What a good time I had reading this! She delivers once again in this continuing series that many critics have described as a unique blend of ...