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  • A Fatal Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1161)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (797)

    No one liked CC de Poitiers - certainly none of the residents of the village of Three Pines, each of whom CC had managed to offend. Therein lies the challenge for the Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec, called in once again from Montreal to investigate murder in this hamlet. CC has been killed in an apparent electrical accident, and everyone in town has a motive, even the inspector's good friends.

    Sara says: "Winter/Christmas comes to Three Pines"
    "Complex, but worthwhile...."
    Overall

    I almost gave up on this about 90 minutes into the listen. So many characters and thoughts and apparent lines of plot. But once you get a handle on the basic characters, and have patience with the plotline, you will be rewarded.

    I suspect the next book will be simpler for me with a basic knowledge and understanding of the characters.

    Nice plot twists, great character development and investment in relationships. But this is the kicker for this book for me (a guy reviewing under his wifes username). There are plenty of great female authors that guys can enjoy. Tana French, Proulx, Ozeki, Gillian Flynn all come to mind. But few authors can capture a guys perspective and thought pattern as Louise Penny can.
    Anyway, if you want to meet a thinking mans Harry Bosch in the arctic tundra, with well developed cohorts, this book is for you.





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