I have been an Audible listener for nearly ten years and, until this book, I had never failed to finish a book. I'm sorry to say that streak has been broken. It wasn't a matter of being bored, this book is so bad that it actually became unbearable. I just couldn't go on. I didn't even make it far enough in to find out what the damn Book of Secrets was. Seriously, this is really bad.
Louise Penny proves with her latest novel that she is no fluke. Three Pines is a wondrous place to visit. It sounds strange to describe a murder mystery as lyrically beautiful.....but she manages it. Give yourself a treat and visit Three Pines.
It takes a couple of chapters to get into, but this book is well worth the time. The mystery has a quite satisfying resolution, but getting there is as much fun. The little extraneous details that the authors keeps throwing in are terrific. If you enjoy cultural mythology, this is a book for you. I'm looking forward to the author's next book!
As a rabid fan of Louise Penny's Three Pines books, I was drawn to this because of its setting in a small Canadian village. Though the similarities are mostly superficial, I found myself thoroughly won over by the characters. The storyline is entertaining, though not particularly surprising. I was surprised by how slyly this book drew me into its atmosphere. A fine start to a charming new series.
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