I have enjoyed the Inspector Gamache stories. But after a brutal telling. I almost didn't go back for another. I went back only because I was hopeful that Louise Penny would resolve some of the difficult parts of a brutal telling. This book did so and so much more it was a great story actually. two stories in one. I enjoyed it very much, the atmosphere was everything I expected from Louise Penny book I highly recommend it.
The story was wonderful, and how the author had us wrapped up in all the stories within this book, and brought us to the finale with great surprise. Highly recommend
I love his accent and calm demeanor.
This book has a bit more action and emotion than the previous books in the series and a very shocking moment for one character. I have almost come to feel like I am going home when I return in each book to Three Pines.
Just an enjoyable series to get lost in. .....characters, setting, and storyline all good plus a superb narrator.
I love the Ralph Cosham, the narrator, over all, but when he did the voice of an alleged country bumpkin from Quebec... no. He sounded like he was from -- I don't know -- Texas or something. That drove me a bit nuts... but it was only a small part.
As usual, Louise Penny had me hooked from the start. I love getting to know the recurring characters more and more, and particularly enjoyed Beauvoir on his own in Three Pines. Also loved how Gamache was lured back to working.
I didn't quite catch an important part at the end... which I will not mention here... but perhaps it would be different if I was reading instead of listening. I need to go back and re-listen to that part because I still don't quite understand how the Morin story resolved...
For years I have focused my reading on non-fiction, especially history. This series has brought me back to reading mysteries, again. These stories are multi layered with colorful and complex characters. Ms. Penny's writing is lush, filled with insight and humor. The narration by Ralph Cosham adds another dimension to the experience of enjoying these novels.
I love Louise Penny's books but this one has 3 major plot lines. She manages them really well, but I got virtual whiplash making the transition from one to the other throughout the book. Penny writes beautifully, but this one wasn't my favorite.
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books in this series. A well-written book narrated with spot on character definition.