Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog

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A day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger at every turn.

Witnesses to Tracy's Faustian exchange in the Merrion Centre in Leeds are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie who has returned to his home county in search of someone else's roots. All three characters learn that the past is never history and that no good deed goes unpunished.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 146mm | 239g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1742675875
  • 9781742675879
  • 1,025,442

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"Kate Atkinson is an absolute must-read. I love everything she writes." -- Harlan Coben, author "Kate Atkinson has found the mark again with her latest Jackson Brodie mystery." -- The Guardian "Crime has given Atkinson the freedom to write an ambitious, panoramic work, full of excitement, colour and compassion." -- The Sunday Times "An intensely fascinating study into the effects of time and the constant battle between right and wrong." -- The List "Readable, compassionate and very funny... too good to miss." -- The Spectator "The wonder of Atkinson's novels has been their joie de vivre, extraordinary given the high incidence of violent death. An irrepressible exuberance shines throughout...folds past and present together with Atkinson's customary flair...extraordinary combination of wit, plain-speaking, tenderness and control." -- The Guardian "As ever, Atkinson's prose is diamond-cut to twinkle and slice by turns. Her playful sense of humour dances round the darkness of her themes. She skips through the difficult steps required to balance the reader's need for satisfying (and surprising) resolution with a realist's view of human nature and the messiness of real-life criminality." -- The Daily Telegraph "Atkinson's finest novel to date. Indeed, it's one of the finest British novels, in any genre, to have emerged for years... far sharper and more observant and satirically understanding than anything else out there at the moment." -- The Mirror "She's a masterful creator of character with an impressive ability to hold her creations and the many threads of their stories in her hand at once and weave them into a plot that is complex and wholly satisfying." -- The Sunday Times "Accept Atkinson's vision; enjoy, admire, laugh and be moved...Atkinson is witty and satirical of modern mores; she is a virtuoso of dialogue." -- The Times
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About Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson was born in York and now lives in Edinburgh. Her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and has been a critically acclaimed international bestselling author ever since. Nicholas Bell attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He has performed in many theatre productions in London and Australia including Romeo & Juliet. Nicholas' television appearances include Inspector Morse, Frontline, Stingers and Blue Heelers. Films Nicholas has appeared in include Mission Impossible, The Craic and Shine.
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31,599 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 28% (8,863)
4 43% (13,625)
3 22% (7,106)
2 5% (1,456)
1 2% (549)
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