My goal is to read 100 books by the end of 2013. I just finished book 70.
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
Book 1 of the Jackson Brodie series
Summary (via Goodreads):
Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night.
Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack.
Case three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making - with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband - until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.
Thirty years after the first incident, as private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge...
This book had potential but never really took off for me. It lost focus and the resolutions of the cases were anticlimatic, some because I saw them coming a mile away and some because I didn't see them coming but they were presented so casually that there was little time to have a reaction before the story moved on to something else.
I have other books by the author on my "to-read" shelf and am still planning to read them, but I wouldn't recommend this particular book.
Quote from the Book:
"It didn't matter how much you hated it, [your children] were always going to have secrets."