Author(s): Atkinson, Kate,
Date of Publication: 02/01/2009,
Pagination: 480 pages,
Series: Jackson Brodie
Imprint: Black Swan,
Published By: Transworld Publishers Ltd,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
The third Jackson Brodie novel, winner of Richard & Judy's Best Read: literary crime from the number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription.
In a quiet corner of rural Devon, a six-year-old girl witnesses an appalling crime.
Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie, wise beyond her years, works as a nanny for a G.P. But her employer has disappeared with her baby, and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried.
Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is a former acquaintance - Jackson Brodie - himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.