I am reading the Three Pines mysteries in order and this is the best one yet. The narrator for the story is perfect. Chief Inspector Gamache is a remarkable character. Highly recommend Ms. Penny's books.
Me and my husband listened to this book together and so enjoyed the plots going on at the same time. It kept us thinking and trying to keep up with what was going on and it kept out interest through out the whole book. I hope you enjoy this book as much as we did
I enjoyed it cause i love all the characters but it wasn't as good as the previous books. The separate story running through it made it feel like 2 different books
The story told in flashback style about the kidnapping of the young agent and the emotion of trying to save his life. The detailed telling of this emotional part of the book was riveting, then you would be back in the present with Gamache dealing with the aftermath as he tries to solve another mystery. Very well written.
That absolute tragedy of the situation of the young agent and the discussions over the phone lines to keep him alive.
His voice is wonderful, his pronounciation of the French words add to the book rather than detract...I do not speak French, and I found the French phrases charming instead of annoying or leaving me lost. He does a wonderful job on all of these books.
right before the killer in Three Pines was revealed, I figured it out and what a shock! Very well written.
When I first read Still Life, I thought "What an odd story with odd characters" and decided to go on and listen to the second one and was hooked from there on. Anyone who watched quirky TV shows like Northern Exposure, Twin Peaks, etc can appreciate the oddball people who live in isolated, small towns - they grow on you after a bit. Just like in Three Pines.
I had tears of joy at the end of this book!! Thank you Louise Penny for these marvelous characters. I want to live in 3 Pines!!!
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I loved the characters and the setting. It's more than a book about murder, it's about love and loss and transition and acceptance. Highly recommended!