Started Early, Took My Dog

Started Early, Took My Dog

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Retired police detective Tracy Waterhouse makes a snap decision to become a caretaker to a young charge of a criminal she busts, just as former detective Jackson Brodie embarks on a different sort of rescue, taking in an abandoned dog. They'll both learn no good deed goes unpunished. Tracy Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective--a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town ...
Published: North Kingstown : Hachette Audio, 2011.
ISBN: 9781609416492
160941649X
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 sound file :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Malcolm, Graeme
BBC Audiobooks America

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JudithE
Mar 25, 2015

Excellent. I love this newly-discovered (by me) author. I do wish I'd been paying just a bit more attention, though, because I didn't get the significance of the last name mentioned, and it's hard to look back in an audio book to remind oneself.

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IV27HUjg
Sep 06, 2014

I'd read this years ago & forgot the story - now with audio I've heard it in parts over a long period & decided I like it. This seems very different from her other books, full of some unusual approaches...don't know how else to describe the style. It takes some getting used to, however I like the author. PBS used the Jackson character in a production, can't remember which story. What struck me this time reading is the lack of awareness we have that so many Britons go missing, seems so strange for such a small island, although very true. This may be one of the ways of the missing. IMO

niafrances Jul 05, 2014

I found the mystery and the characters interesting. One of the characters was struggling with dementia and the way they the author handled her internal dialogues as she loses and regains her grasp on present day reality was very illuminating.

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reads2me
Jul 30, 2013

4th in Brody series

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suzanjane
Dec 05, 2011

A wonderful web of secrets and well drawn characters. laugh out loud at times.... Loved this off the beaten track who dun it!

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EBRIXEY
Aug 27, 2011

I loved this! Well written, well read. LOVED IT! You have to juggle several stories in your head, but that was fine with me. I was hooked immediately.

mayfairlady Jul 11, 2011

Good narration although the change to and from different time periods and narrators was sometimes difficult to follow.

RobertaJ Apr 01, 2011

Grit and wit! This is a novel that a friend calls "fiction with corpses." True, there's a private detective, the thrice-wed Jackson Brodie, and there's a copper, retired DS Tracy Waterhouse, and there are definitely some mysteries to be revealed.

But there's nothing formulaic about this occasionally/pleasantly nonlinear story of a 35 year old unsolved killing. Two small, abused creatures (a child and a dog) are rescued by Jackson and Tracy on the same day, unbeknownst to each other. These two events bring the two world weary pros circling closer together as they puzzle over a child lost since 1975. Atkinson is deft, and straightforward and funny, a winning combination.

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