Several people's lives converge in this gripping, character-driven novel by Whitbread Book Award winner Kate Atkinson.
The story threads back three decades to the lightning-strike moment when six-year-old Joanna Mason witnessed a terrifying crime. Snap forward to a crowded train where an ex-detective passenger is about to hear a life-crushing sound. Meanwhile in Edinburgh, a teenage named Reggie is settling down for her favorite television shows when something shatters her calm.
Atkinson manages to knot us into all this terrifying happenstance, propelling us toward an uncertain yet sought-after future.