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W would you feel he resumes the searchAs the rivers rise and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler a body is discovered And in the tumult mistakes are madeIn the next novel in this constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves The New York Times Book Review Gamache must face a horrific possibility and a burning uestion What would you do if your child's killer walked fr. In this 15th book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series the detective is once again set to become Head of Homicide of the S ret du u bec The book can be read as a standalone but familiarity with the series is a plus Armand Gamache who resides in the Canadian village of Three Pines was Chief Superintendent of the S ret du u bec until he engineered a risky drug operation The plan succeeded but at a terrible cost As a result self serving politicians suspended Gamache for 9 months demoted him to Chief Inspector and offered him his old job as Head of HomicideIt was assumed that Gamache would resign rather than submit to this humiliation but no such luck for the vile politicos Gamache happily accepts the offer to be Head of Homicide and as the book opens it s his first day back at work As it happens Gamache s former mentee and current son in law Jean Guy Beauvoir is currently Head of Homicide but Jean Guy and his family are moving to Paris in two weeks Until then Beauvoir and Gamache will run the department togetherAs Gamache returns to work vicious Twitter trolls gleefully put him down call him filthy names and practically call for his assassination And Gamache isn t the only resident of Three Pines under attack Tweets about artist Clara Morrow who recently produced a set of unpopular miniatures are saying she s a no talent hack whose previous success was a fluke When Gamache arrives at the S ret for his first day of work he knows the homicide detectives have been reading the hate filled Tweets and joking and gossiping about him but he brushes it off And it s a good thing because a new case comes in almost immediately During the morning briefing Agent Lisette Cloutier s cell phone buzzes away with texts from her friend Homer Godin saying his pregnant married daughter Vivienne is missing Gamache and Cloutier hurry over to Vivienne s house to look around and interview her husband Carl Tracey It s immediately obvious that dirty disheveled foul mouthed Tracey is a nasty scumbag who abuses his wife and the detectives suspect he did SOMETHING to Vivienne though it s not clear whatWhile the detectives are searching for Vivienne an environmental crisis is developing Spring thaws and moving chunks of ice are filling the rivers to record high levels and massive floods will be the inevitable resultDrastic measures are needed and Gamache s suggestions are uickly lampooned by the politicians who want to take him down Regardless government agencies and private citizens take measures to deal with the water situation like dynamiting dams and arranging sandbagsThe investigation of Vivienne s disappearance turns up additional persons of interest and the case has overtones of adultery unreuited love and domestic violence Still Gamache and his colleagues are almost certain that Carl Tracey harmed his wife and a good part of the book follows their maneuvers as they try to prove it In the meantime Vivienne s father Homer Godin threatens to kill Tracey himself Gamache is anxious to keep this from happening so he invites Homer to Three Pines hoping his wife Reign Marie will look after the grieving father and keep him calm This doesn t uite work out and at one point Homer is arrested while Carl Tracey walks free which is the height of irony Meanwhile Clara Morrow sadly laments her current reputation as an artist who s lost her spark and wonders what to do next Some Three Pines residents try to cheer up andor help Clara including innkeepers Olivier and Gabri bookstore owner Myrna and irascible dirty mouth poet Ruth Their efforts have mixed results but do introduce us to a uirky African American art critic from Brooklyn called Domenica OddlyIt s always entertaining to visit the locals in Three Pines including Ruth s duck Rosa whose uack uack uack sounds a lot like fk fk fk Like mother like daughter LOLVivienne s case is resolved eventually but not before lives are endangered and surprises come to light For me this is only a moderately successful addition to the Armand Gamache series It s of a legal procedural than a typical mystery and the legal wrangling is drawn out than necessaryOn a personal note I m tired of the theme of corrupt S ret officials dirty politicians and now disgusting Twitter trolls out to get Gamache The war against Gamache has been going on for years and years in Penney s books and it s time to put it to rest in my opinionThat said many reviewers love this book and fans of the series would probably enjoy itYou can follow my reviews at

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A Better Man

Catastrophic spring flooding blistering attacks in the media and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du uébec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise PennyIt's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department a job he temporarily shares with his previous second in command Jean Guy Beauvoir Floodwaters are rising acr. Everytime I start reading a Louise Penny novel I am confronted with a dilemma Do I read it uickly because really I don t want to put it down or do I read it slowly because I don t want it to end How does she do it This is the 15th I the Three Pines series and it keeps getting better and better In this one I my opinion she outdid herself combining some important issues of the day with an outstanding difficult to solve mystery The issues of climate change abuse and the devastation it causes and the good and bad of social media All combined seamlessly in the lives of various members of the community we have come to love She shows us the many depths of personality that can live inside one person Characteristics based on the past the present life experiences that make us the people we are She shows us friendship love respect integrity compassion kindness and the struggle to know when to hold on and when to let go Ratchets up the tension and then fits in some appropriate humor that makes us laugh Oddly enough a new character comes to Three Pines and affects the future of one member This was a particularly emotional entry in the series as one chapter closes and a new one begins And now I am resolved as I await the next in this stellar seriesThat twisted reality until malice and truth were intertwined and indistinguishableARC from Minotaur books

Louise Penny Õ 9 review

Oss the province In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache pleading for help in finding his daughterAs crisis piles upon crisis Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned But with a daughter of his own he finds himself developing a profound and perhaps unwise empathy for her distraught fatherIncreasingly hounded by the uestion ho. I was SO disappointed by this book I have loved this series and have been looking forward to A Better Man for months and it was just such a let down Her writing style seemed to change and this book is filled with sentences Broken up Into multiple sentences For no reason So so many sentence fragments I do that occasionally in texts to emphasize a point but doing it constantly throughout the book makes the techniue lose all sense of emphasis and just gets really annoying Also and this is maybe just me some of the story line just didn t make sense Yes having a young woman who s pregnant get abused and then killed is terrible but it is not remotely the most terrible thing that these cops have seen And yet they all immediately take it personally and see it as something so horrible that they are unable to be unbiased It just didn t seem to be in character It was a fine book If I hadn t read any of her other books I would probably have not been as annoyed and disappointed I just expected so much


10 thoughts on “A Better Man

  1. says:

    Everytime I start reading a Louise Penny novel I am confronted with a dilemma Do I read it uickly because really I don't want to put it down or do I read it slowly because I don't want it to end? How does she do

  2. says:

    Louise Penny is a treasure when it comes to the world of crime fiction this is a stunning addition to this stellar series set in the village of Three Pines in uebec Canada featuring the incomparable and wise Chief Inspector Gamache having now been demoted by those spineless self serving and ambitious wanting to besmirch the reputation of a

  3. says:

    In the midst of a threat from devastating Spring floods Vivienne Godin 25 and pregnant is missing her father is frantic and her drunken abusive husband Carl Tracey is suspected at having a hand in her disappearance As the father of a daughter the same age Gamache finds himself increasingly unable to stay objective as they search for

  4. says:

    I was SO disappointed by this book I have loved this series and have been looking forward to A Better Man for months and it was just such a let down Her writing style seemed to change and this book is filled with sentences Broken up Into multiple sentences For no reason So so many sentence fragments I do that occasionally in texts t

  5. says:

    After getting my hands on the latest Louise Penny novel I could not wait to get started This explosive series set

  6. says:

    After finishing #15 in the Inspector Gamache series I am sadly saying goodbye I’m tired of Armand Gamache getting into trouble with the higher ups in command I liked it better when he was solving murders and uoting poetry In this book Gamache and his sidekicks Jean Guy Beauvoir and Isabelle Lacoste all get together to find a woma

  7. says:

    Just returned from my annual visit to Montreal and Three Pines Sadly it only took a day but I met all my old friends again and caught up on all the gossip I really should have made the trip last longer Now I have a whole year to wait until the next timePoor Gamache and Clara both attacked and vilified by social media Beauvoir Annie and little Honore bags packed and off to live in Paris Rising river levels and the race to save t

  8. says:

    Our date came a bit early this year Armand which makes it bitter sweet Sweet because I got to catch up with you and our friends in Three Pines a little earlier in the summer than usual Bitter because our time together is already over until next yearI found this year’s dose of Louise Penny got off to a slow start Armand G

  9. says:

    In this 15th book in the 'Chief Inspector Armand Gamache' series the detective is once again set to become Head of Homicide of the Sûreté du

  10. says:

    25 starsI have always been a Louise Penny enthusiastic reader and always awaited her new books with lots of anticipation and happiness So I am totally bummed that I didn't like this book as much as I had hoped I know that different readers hav

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