Typical Kate Atkinson. She is verbose, lots of characters woven into a finished product. Getting to that end can be complicated & confusing, it's not for the easily daunted and often takes several attempts. I love her humor, her use of words (which always cause me to take notes & use the dictionary.) So much of her language is pure Brit, heavily into Scots words, sayings & humor. Ronnie the Biscuit reference gave me fits of laughter. Also enjoy her literary references sprinkled about, although I often have to pause or read again for the point.
So glad to have Jackson Brodie back in action. I always picture Jason Isaacs as Brodie simply because of the film/DVD. He's quick, smart-arsed & dogged. Nice to bring Reggie back in this read.
Apparently one either loves her work or not.