Friday, 25 October 2013

case histories

I finished reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson yesterday; it was a good read, and I'll read more of Kate Atkinson (she's been on my to-read list for a while). My nearest comparison would be Alice Thomas Ellis, but a bit warmer. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, though; on the one hand it seemed to peter out somewhat; on the other, the private detective hero found out two different murderers, but for no apparent reason that made any sense reported neither of these findings (and in one case the murderer was identified by someone else and you wonder why she wouldn't have then come forward herself in any case. Apart from that, most enjoyable.