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Publisher's Summary

Former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache, has found a peace he'd never imagined possible, away from the front line of the police and in the tranquil village of Three Pines. But when his friend Clara Morrow asks for help, he can't bring himself to refuse her, despite the old wounds it threatens to re-open. Clara's husband, Peter, is missing, having failed to come home on the first anniversary of their separation, as promised.

As Gamache journeys further into Quebec, he is drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Peter Morrow, a man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist that he would sell his soul. As Gamache gets closer to the truth, he uncovers a deadly trail of jealousy and deceit. Can Gamache bring Peter, and himself, home safely? Or in searching for answers, has he placed himself, and those closest to him, in terrible danger . . .

From number one New York Times best-selling author, Louise Penny, comes an evocative, immersive novel brimming with atmosphere and heart-stopping suspense - her most ingenious novel to date.

©2014 Three Pines Creations, Inc (P)2014 Isis Publishing

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Good to hear Adam Sims again

Positives first. I have always enjoyed Adam Sims narration of Penny’s novels. I am glad to see him back. As always, Penny has written a great story. The familiar characters makes her work a very warm experience.
The only negative here is Clara. I don’t understand why Penny feels everyone sort of owes her something. Clara got on my nerves a lot. But this doesn’t mean this is not a good book. Ruth as always is a delight.

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Yay Adam Sims!

He is the best narrator, each character a different voice. I never get confused wondering who is talking and it is so good to have someone with an actual québécois accent (Rocket “Richard” with English pronunciation killed me in the last book). The story was good, but this was the second book I found myself being one step ahead of Penny. Maybe I’m just getting too used to her writing. Still a great listen!

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Was it always to be?

Another good story, although a bit drawn out in parts. Then again, the mystery itself was slow to unravel so perhaps the pacing was just right. Narration was excellent, as usual.

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Rambling

I really liked most other books in the Gamache series. It is a beautifully situated homage to Agatha Christie. Unfortunately this was not an Inspector Gamache book, but rather a Painter Clara book. An irritating character tolerated in other books were placed centre stage and the story rambling on around her. No pace, no real mystery, just a rambling art review.