“As usual Ms. Atkinson has many characters that slowly revolve around and connect with each other.(Her books remind me of the movie “Crash”) Joanna Mason, 6 yrs old, sees her mother, sister and brother killed when out for a walk. 30 years later the man convicted is being released from prison. 16 year old Reggie works as a nanny for Joanna, who is now a local physican. Suddenly Joanna and her baby son are missing and Reggie is the only one worried. (The police had told Joanna that she might want to leave town for a while because of the publicity from the old crime) Her husband is also suspect because of some financial dealings. Detective Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person when she once again comes in contact with an old friend, Jackson Brodie, who was injured in a train crash. (Reggie helps save his life) The only ID on him was the wallet from the convicted murderer. All the lives and histories finally coalesce into a good mystery story. Grabs the reader.
MYSTERY ATKINSON ”