This novel continues to form the like able bonds with the characters of Three Pines. Twists and turns give The Brutal Telling a depth not found in the earlier mysteries. An enjoyable voyage to new
Spoiler alert for subplot only
I can suspend disbelief for the main plot (if you listen you'll see that's a task in itself), but it is incredible that a major art dealer in 2009 would be so homophobic that he'd cancel a show that could make him millions because the artist objected. A big number of creative people in the world are gay, and a homophobe art dealer would be out of business very quickly. This subplot was so contrived it ruined an otherwise good mystery, with lots of Canadian color.
Louise Penny and Ralph Cosham do it again! I can't believe I missed this series as long as I had. I'm definitely a late comer to the series, but that does have its advantages, one of them being I don't have to wait a whole year for the next book in the series! I am enjoying this series and have no complaints.
I highly recommend this book/series to anyone who enjoys mysteries.
What I liked the most was the manner in which the story unfolded. While not a true whodunit, it was an interesting story to follow. Narration was great.
Louise Penny's stories are story lines interwoven within story lines. I can hardly wait to know what will happen. Her characters are richly portrayed. They are someone you know or wish you had known. She catches me and reels me into the story, the lives, so that I never want it to end.
Ralph Cosham has the great talent to make each person their unique self in voice and mannerism. Thank you.
The combination of author and narrator is a marriage made in the heaven designed with audio book aficionados in mind. I loved every second of the tale and was, as always, sad it had to end. It turned my otherwise tedious commute into my favorite part of the day!