Friday, February 19, 2010

Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Rating: 2/5 Stars

Three Cases, all being looked into by Private Investigator Jackson Brodie. The book jumps around to be told from different perspectives and this gives an interesting view on the stories.

In the beginning we learn a bit about each of the cases individually and then as the story unfolds you see some overlaps in the story from Jackson's uncovering of the details and meeting with all the clients.

I have been sitting on this review for days because i didn't know what to say about it. I enjoyed the beginning of the book and learning about all the cases but it just fell flat to me. So, this review is more about just stating that I read the book and wasn't wow'd by it. I wish it grabbed me more. I know others who have loved it but it just wasn't for me.

This book fills the following Challenges/Categories for me:

  • RYOB Challenge

  • Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge

  • PBT Tag: Relationships

  • Monthly Mixer Mele Challenge

  • New Authors Challenge


  1. You are not the only one. I put it down. She may be a good writer, but is not for me. Good for you for sticking with it. I do not have this determination in me.
    What is up next?

  2. Im glad it wasn't just me Sari! I have just finished Dear John for my F2F Book Club today and will post the review tonight.. Then I start Peony in Love by Lisa See. What are you reading right now?