Monthly Archives: June 2009

Concise book review No. 4: “One Good Turn”


Though I liked Kate Atkinson’s “One Good Turn,” I didn’t feel that it measured up to either its predecessor “Case Histories” (reviewed here) or its follow-up “When Will There Be Good News?” (reviewed here) For the most part, the characters, the strength of the other books, didn’t feel as rich and deep, and I’d have liked a conclusion that provided more of an explanation for why the preceding events occurred. Nonetheless, I look forward to the next book chronicling the (mis!)adventures of Jackson Brodie.