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When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
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Jul 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: read-2011, crime-and-thrillers
Read in July, 2011

** spoiler alert ** When I started reading this, I showed the title to my partner and said, "I think the answer is 'never'." This wasn't quite true. The answer is, "right at the end, sort of." We both got a lot of joy out of the book, me from reading it; him from asking at various junctions throughout the day, "Any good news yet?"

I expected Jackson to die. He didn't (I guess he can't, KA?)
I hoped things would go wonderfully for Reggie - they did.
I hoped things would go well for Louise. They sort of did, kinda.
Someone has to die, though, don't they? Preferably one of the good guys, to make your heart ache just that little bit more. They do.

KA writes beautifully, and she's funny, and her women are great. Some are vulnerable, some are tough, some are victims, some are heroes; a few are all of these things.

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