I must remember that I do not like Ms. Penny's writing. This is the third Louise Penny book I've listened to and I seem to forget between that I don't like her style. The reviews are so good that I am swayed by them and ultimately disappointed in the book. Probably they are too emotional for my taste.
Best of the Three Pines series. Best story with beautiful ending prose. Have listened to entire series several times.
The plot in this book was not as nuanced and character-deep as the previous books in this series. I like Penny's village and cast of characters but felt too many shallow characters were part of this book. First rate narrator as always! I assume this is an exception to the usual thought-provoking and elegant story lines of her other books.
Librarians don't spend their days reading books, which is really unfortunate!
The 7th book in the series continues to develop the characters and theme begun in "Still Life" and each tale had added complexity, depth, and most of all beauty to the series. Louise Penny's novels are not just excellent mysteries. They faithfully represent the lives, hatred, despair, loves and hopes of people you know. The way she builds her story from book to book is sheer genius.
As a narrator, Ralph Cosham brings considerable talent and skill to the telling. He has the gift of letting the story speak for itself through him.
Loved how more and more is revealed about each character
The end with Ruth on the bench waiting was heart filling.
Loved th AA meeting with all the fun interactions.
I did walk an extra mile so I could listen longer
Another great mystery in the Gamache series!
I can't wait to begin the beautiful mystery to hear more of the back story as it unfolds!