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“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.

©2011 Three Pines Creations, Inc. (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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Treat yourself read the Louise Penny.

I would have liked a list of characters. It was difficult to understand the French.

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Treasure my audio collection of books narrated by Ralph Cosham

Best of the Three Pines series. Best story with beautiful ending prose. Have listened to entire series several times.

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Good but not as good

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.

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Masterful

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.

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Excellent

My favorite so far. So much insight to the emotional soul of others and into addiction.

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The story continues

What did you love best about A Trick of the Light?

Loved how more and more is revealed about each character

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Trick of the Light?

The end with Ruth on the bench waiting was heart filling.

Which scene was your favorite?

Loved th AA meeting with all the fun interactions.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did walk an extra mile so I could listen longer

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Louise penny doesn't disappoint!


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!

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Superb story

Detective Chief Inspector Gamache and 2nd in command Jean Gui Beauvoir characters are becoming better known and understood. Very good.

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Another great book in the series

More character development of the Three Pines residents. I must read next book in the series as soon as possible

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  • emily
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  • 02-20-15

Love this series

The narrator is great for this whole series, he really makes the stories! I love all the characters & their little village