The stylistic result is that a Gamache mystery reads a bit like an incantatory epic poem....I couldn't stop reading." Book Page (Top Pick in Mystery) "Gamache will face life-changing questions about the nature of guilt and innocence and the thin blue line separating law and conscience, leaving the reader contemplating these conundrums well after the final page has been turned." Richmond Times-Dispatch "With grace and insight Penny has pushed the boundaries of the genre with each novel, and 'Glass Houses' takes them still further .And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. But he's drawn back to the hunt after Laurent Lepage, a nine-year-old boy with a penchant for crying wolf, is found dead under circumstances that Gamache finds suspicious….
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As they embark on their quest for the truth, they quickly down the rabbit hole, beginning a sequence of events that leads to answers they never dreamed were possible." Salem Macknee, Mc Clatchy Tribune wire "Louise Penny is unsurpassed at building a sense of heart-stopping urgency." Boston Globe "A complex mystery..." Chicago Tribune "A world of dark truth lies under the surface.
One of the wonders of 'The Nature of the Beast' is how subtly and relentlessly the author mines that darkness, and how surely her detective steps through it, without once losing his cool." Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's always a delight to spend time with the village denizens, whose levels of compassion, sarcasm and loyalty never waver.
And she does so with compassion, decency and love as she depicts evil, exalts courage and neither flinches nor preaches as she confronts moral ambiguities-and the health and sickness within each soul." "Louise Penny steers the complex plot to a white-knuckle ending .
If it is conceivable for Penny to top herself, she has done so in this soul-searching, psychologically insightful journey " Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The tension has never been greater A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless.
Booklist '…a compelling mystery that leads to an exciting but tantalizingly open-ended finale.' Miami Herald 'Louise Penny is unsurpassed at building a sense of heart-stopping urgency.
Sometimes the stakes are personal…Sometimes the threat is to the village…This time Penny manages to create a threat that could truly be worldwide, and to place its future in the hands of our friends in Three Pines.
Grade: A-." Arrive Magazine "A writer with wit and style who stands out from the crime fiction crowd." AARP, The Magazine "MODUS OPERANDI: All about morals as well as murder." San Francisco Chronicle "The author of 10 best-selling books featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache infuses her mysteries with the beauty, culture and mouthwatering cuisine of Quebec." Pittsburgh Post Gazette "A fascinating and complex plot…
The plot and its implications are indeed serious, but Ms.
Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.