THE JOURNEY OF A MAN AND HIS DOG — A REVIEW

Circling back and forth between the 1970s and the present, Atkinson’s novel Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel spotlights themes of murder, missing children, and the secrets that police officers, social workers, and others cling to for many years.

Jackson Brodie is a recurring character in Atkinson’s series, and in this story, he is fervently seeking answers to one young woman’s true identity. What he doesn’t expect is that many others will be searching for many of the same individuals, but for different reasons.

What events connect Tracy Waterhouse, Linda Pallister, Len Lomax, and other assorted individuals? How do a series of murders from the 1970s add to the mysteries in current day Leeds?

Throughout this very layered and complex story, and even as a series of red herrings threw me off course at times, I was quite glued to the pages, wondering what would happen next and how everything would tie together.

At times I felt confused, as the numerous characters, some minor, but more significant in the end, often left me scratching my head. But I loved this story, and would recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed any of the books in this series: therefore, four stars.

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3 thoughts on “THE JOURNEY OF A MAN AND HIS DOG — A REVIEW

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    • Staci, I didn’t read them in order. My first one was When Will There Be Good News?…and then realized it was a series, so I went back to read Case Histories and One Good Turn.

      She does a good job of filling the reader in on the characters, so the order doesn’t matter too much.

      Thanks for stopping by….

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