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One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie Series #2)

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A Potpourri of Characters in a Mystery Novel

This tale opens with an incident of road rage, scary and all too real....but you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Here you are exposed to romance, mystery, greed, parenting, relationships, sickness and funny characters. The threads all weave together very n...
This tale opens with an incident of road rage, scary and all too real....but you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Here you are exposed to romance, mystery, greed, parenting, relationships, sickness and funny characters. The threads all weave together very nicely, even though you are doubtful any of what you are reading will relate to the mystery here. And, there are some memorable people you do not want to leave when the story ends. Jackson Brodie...a man who deals with his emotions and shares his thoughts and is also quite the crime fighter to boot. And my absolute favorite, Gloria Hatter who is manipulated by life itself and very slowly starts to realize what a victim she allowed herself to be. Her life becomes her focus when her husband becomes 'ill' under rather unpleasant circumstances and Gloria begins to see exactly what is terribly wrong in the world. The mystery is solved and you find yourself very intrigued when all the people scheduled for demise wind up in the same room with the killer...it would make a wonderful scene for a movie. And, the cherry on top of this wonderfully sweet treat is Gloria's renewal and growth and her take charge attitude for her future. Just absolutley delicious...Read this book.

posted by Anonymous on October 29, 2006

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

E-Book formatting is terrible

Para-graphs are bro-ken up; full of hyphens in the mid-dle of sen-tences; question marks lit-ter the pages ? in random spots...WHO IS ? PROOFING THE E-EDI-TIONS OF YOUR BOOKS, BARNES??? & NO-BLE?

posted by Farfel on August 11, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2007

    Don not know what the fuss is about

    I struggled to get through both her last 2 books. Won't be a third.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Amateur effort

    While Case Histories was very good, One Good Turn is a failed effort as a mystery/thriller. The main character, Jackson Brodie, former cop and PI, witnesses a road rage incident. He can ID the culprit and gets license his plate BUT DOESN'T TELL THE COPS. Then he's attacked by the culprit BUT HE DOESN'T TELL THE COPS the guy who attacked him is wanted in the road rage incident. Instead, Brodie is arrested and he pleads guilty to assault. I'm not making this up. Atkinson did. If Brodie just said a couple of things to the cops, the book would come to an abrupt end. Instead, Atkinson, after hyping her hero as observant and smark, makes him stupid for no reason except to keep the plot going. She altered character to accommodate plot - an amateur mistake for novice mystery writers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    One Bad Turn

    I had a difficult time getting into this book. One of the main characters was a writer who allowed everyone to walk all over him. He wrote a popular book series which he hated and constantly daydreamed about changing his life which always seemed to include having an old fashioned wife who would knit, cook, etc. I found myself mentally groaning when I came to a chapter featuring him and skimming to get through as quickly as possible. Essentially I finished the book because I spent money on it and felt guilty not doing so.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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