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A Trick of the Light Audiobook

A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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Publisher's Summary

“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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    margaret 11-21-15
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    I must remember that I do not like Ms. Penny's writing. This is the third Louise Penny book I've listened to and I seem to forget between that I don't like her style. The reviews are so good that I am swayed by them and ultimately disappointed in the book. Probably they are too emotional for my taste.

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    Catherine Ward 08-04-15 Member Since 2009
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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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    Diana 07-15-15
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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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    Lonna 07-14-15
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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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    RoanReader 07-03-15
    RoanReader 07-03-15 Member Since 2011

    Librarians don't spend their days reading books, which is really unfortunate!

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

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    Mary Dixon 06-22-15
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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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    Shirley Ackland Port McNeill, BC Canada 05-10-15
    Shirley Ackland Port McNeill, BC Canada 05-10-15 Member Since 2013
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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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    Mel 04-27-15
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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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    Nina 03-28-15
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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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