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"There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen)

Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it’s a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn’t spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him.

When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna’s friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines? And at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?

©2013 Three Pines Creations, Inc. (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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jill

There are strange things done in the Midnight Sun by The Men Who oil for gold. The Arctic Trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold the Northern Lights have seen queer sights but the queerest they ever did see was the night on the march of Lake lebarge I cremated Sam McGee

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An unbelievable emotional roller coaster ride! What a journey!

This was the third time, over the years, that I have listened to Ralph Cosham bring to life my favorite characters and village of 🎄🎄🎄 in How the Light Gets In. I still experience the excitement, tension, humor, fear, suspense, sadness and joy as though it were my first listen. The BONUS is the relaxed conversation between Louise Penny & Ralph Cosham. He is and always will be my favorite narrator and of course Louise Penny is my favorite author 🎄🎄🎄📚

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Couldn't stop

This izs the best one yet. Kept me listening most or the night. Great characters!

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🌲Inspector Gamache Does It Again!!!🌲

I love this author and this narrator. I want to GO to Three Pines 🌲!! I'd like to live there! Great suspense and an excellent story. Highly recommended.

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One of the best yet!

I'm reading the series in order (recommended) and this is the best yet. Looking forward to jumping into the next and seeing what adventures await the characters.

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Another story, that gripped me.

Each book gets at me a little more each time, some times it is hard to put it down. I always want to make it though the end.

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I love this series

Great author and fabulous narrator. The characters and locations are addictive. You'll love everything about Three Pines. Highly recommend!

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I'm exhausted

I've listened to all the books thus far. About to start #10.
There is suspense in them all.
I've held my breath at times in all of them.
This one was like a marathon almost orgasm with a huge finish. Bravo

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  • Silvia
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  • 09-15-16

Complicated Minds

I am usually completely enthralled with Louise Penny's complex stories because they move beyond the expected mysteries. However, How The Light Gets In often becomes muddled with the multiple storylines that seek to weave the threads from other stories into a finished tapestry. Instead, the larger design becomes lost. Penny tries too hard to infuse abstract psychological with deep meaning and fails. Despite this, I liked the book and look forward to the next installment.

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the best detective series

the is by far the best detective series I've read in years, can't wait to see where his journey takes him next.