I have just finished reading “Case Histories” by Kate Atkinson. This is one of the books in my pile of World Book Night 2011 books!
It’s really interesting, with its interlinking stories and fascinating characters. We get stories told from the views of different people, with the more vague stories of some characters followed later in the book by the stories of the characters closest to the incidents explored. The incidents involve deaths of characters, and how they affect those left behind.
I love how the stories are all linked somehow, and how each viewpoint drops little clues towards what really happened in each case. At points its easier to guess what happened, and in some cases i never saw it coming!
The characters are all really well described and i felt sorry for some of them, but none of them i hated, although there were a few that i wasnt keen on!
If you like stories with mystery, murder and a range of interesting (if a bit odd) characters, then i recommend this book!
I give it 7/10 because it’s just so well written that it keeps you on your toes with every twist and development!