Taken from Goodreads
Case One: Olivia Land, youngest and most beloved of the Land girls, goes missing in the night and is never seen again. Thirty years later, two of her surviving sisters unearth a shocking clue to Olivia’s disappearance among the clutter of their childhood home. . .
Case Two: Theo delights in his daughter Laura’s wit, effortless beauty, and selfless love. But her first day as an associate in his law firm is also the day when Theo’s world turns upside down. . .
Case Three: Michelle looks around one day and finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making. A very needy baby and a very demanding husband make her every waking moment a reminder that somewhere, somehow, she’d made a grave mistake and would spend the rest of her life paying for it–until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.
As Private Detective Jackson Brodie investigates all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge. Inextricably caught up in his clients grief, joy, and desire, Jackson finds their unshakable need for resolution very much like his own.
A lot of people I have talked to about this book built it up into an amazing book, that I was almost afraid to read it incase I was disappointed. However this turned out to be one of the best detective novels that I have read in a while.
Kate Atkinson has an amazing writing style that draws the reader in. I really felt like I was there watching the events she was describing unfolding in front of my eyes. Case Histories read like an old-fashioned mystery novel and was hard to put down for anything.
The only thing I found confusing at first was the going back and forth between cold cases. Some of the cases progressed quicker than others and this was confusing at times.
Overall this was an interesting read and I recommend it to fans of mystery novels.