This is the Three Pines story that ties up the loose ends of the entire series. It is compelling from beginning to end and has led me to start the series over from the beginning just to see where the seeds are planted and how they grow.
High school and college instructor: theatre and English
I will readily dispute those who panned this story because of "technical" issues. This story kept me awake for several nights when I should have been sleeping.
Some reviews that were upset about going too far into the conspiracy had me worried. I'd read many mysteries and similar genre where the main character gets raked over the coals in constant convoluted conspiracies and tortuous situations and that's just not why I love the Louise Penny Books. I love the characters and thoughtful writing about people and their motivations. Above that, I love a good satisfying mystery.
This has all of that, Penny's wonderful characters continue to grow and develop into even richer form, and the plot is thick with suspense as two mysteries are intertwined. Yes, one mystery involves the conspiracy, but man is it a satisfying mystery. Louise Penny doesn't endlessly torture her protagonist like many authors of best sellers. There's none of that filler suspense. This is definitely one of Louise Penny's better books in the series (not that any are bad, just some aren't as strong and falter a bit). Definitely worth a listen, especially with the excellent narration.
Kept me intrigued throughout. several surprising twists and turns. Although I love Three Pines, I enjoyed the descriptions of some other areas of remote Canada.
I love all the Gamache Novels but this was my favorite.
Listened twice it was so good.
I want to meet Ruth, Myrna, Clara, and the rest of Three Pines!
The legendary inspector and the cast of characters from storied Three Pines once again do not disappoint. Bravo, Ms. Penney. Keep them coming & coming. . .
I have not read the print version
Yes! Knowing things were coming to a finale kept me listening! This was the best of the Gamache series because of the finality. Loved it
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