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A Trick of the Light Audiobook

A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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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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    She continues to amaze with the depth of her story telling. Each book is better than the last. Truly enjoy every minute of listening

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    I love this series. Lose Louise Penny writes with grace and creates characters and settings that make you want to live inside her world.

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    Ali M. Fitzgerald Anchorage, AK United States 06-09-16
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    I hate to give one book after another five stars, but this series is just awesome. I have yet to be disappointed. The characters are realistic, complex and interesting, the plot is not predictable at all, and I appreciate an author who isn't afraid of adding a touch of bittersweet reality to counter balance big drama. And Cosham is the perfect - absolutely perfect - voice for Gamache. This man could read a phone book and keep me riveted.

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    Loved both the foray into the art world and the development of our familiar characters.

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    This was the best and most sincere story yet of this series. I loves it.

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    Have read all, but listened to this one. All of the 3 Pines books are wonderful.

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

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    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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