Yes. It was a story well told. Very compelling the way the author weaved true life events i.e. the Dionne quintuplets into the story.
The poet and the talking duck, the dog falling in love with the duck, Inspector Gamache's former assistant and would-be-son-in-law shooting him.
Magnificent!!! His performance with seamless
Death and high treason in the Quebec government
I have read all the inspector Gamache books and have enjoyed every one. I love all the characters in Three Pines and am always thoroughly enthralled by what was happening with all of them . I don't know how Louise Penny comes up with all these ideas for plot, but always unusual and so entertaining. I loved every minute of this last book and only have two more books to go. I will be so sad when I am caught up.
This is the first I've read from Louise Penny. Every book is better than the last in this series and they are all great!
Very happy with this new author I've found!
Definitely one of her best. This novel birth had my hanging on to the edge of my seat, and in tears. Penny has mastered the art of character development. Great read for anyone looking for a murder mystery thriller.
I had to listen all night and catch up on sleep the next day. It's a good thing I am retired.
This was my first book love this series. the reader did an excellent job portraying the author's intentions. I felt drawn in from the beginning, and through the very exciting storyline. It keep shoe trying to figure out what was really behind multiple events.
I've listened to Cosham for all the Gamache books. He is superb and nails each and every character. It is easy to know which character is speaking. I love the calm, modulated, wise Gamache. Cosham is Gamache!
I started reading the series two years ago and have read all books in order. I've enjoyed them all except "The Long Way Home". This story's murder mystery was just an excuse to get into Three Pines. The main plot line, the corruption in the Sûreté du Québec, although suspenseful, was plodding and at times redundant. However, the most grievous part of the novel is that Jean Guy's situation was relegated to such a simple, almost one line wrap up. Ridiculous! His story could have been a whole book itself. I fear that Ms. Penny is running out of ideas.
As much as I love Three Pines, the people, and the way of life, it is now inconceivable that one little village can incur so many murders. There has to be a way to bring in the village, but not as a murder site at this point.
But I will read the next book in the series.