#BookBeginnings Kate Atkinson’s Big Sky

Let’s take a look at Kate Atkinson’s Big Sky for Book Beginnings on Fridays. It has been way too long since I’ve joined in.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!



Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

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Summary:  In the latest in the Jackson Brodie mystery series, Jackson has moved to a seaside village and is working as a private investigator. He juggles dealing with his rebellious teenage son while investigating an unfaithful husband. Before long he is juggling much more as he tries to untangle a complicated web of interwoven cases.

First Sentence:

“So, what now?” he asked.

“A quick getaway,” she said, shucking off the fancy shoes into the passenger footwell. “They were killing me,” she said and gave him a rueful smile because they’d cost a fortune. He knew — he’d paid for them. She had already removed her bridal veil and tossed it onto the back seat, along with her bouquet, and bow she began to struggle with the thicket of grips in her hair.


This is such an intriguing way to start a book. Later in the page we learn she is pregnant, but before the end of the page the man says, “It’s not what it looks like.”

What do you think? Would you read on?

Are you a fan of the Jackson Brodie series?





  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I have loved the Jackson Brodie series, so I’m glad the author has brought us another one. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    • Roberta

      I think it would help to have read some of the earlier novels before jumping in with this one.

      From the number of holds at the library, it is very popular.

  2. Ashley S.

    I’m definitely intrigued for more! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

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