A Trick of the Light
“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.... show more
“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.
Publish date: 2011-08-30
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#7)
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It's no secret by this time that Louise Penny is one of my most favourite mystery writers, indeed one of my fave writers PERIOD. A Trick of the Light just reaffirms those facts. :) Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is back with his team, Beauvoir and Lacoste, but after the events of the previous tw...
The last three books in this series have reminded me why I don't typically read contemporary fiction. I feel like too much of the poetic prose has been overwhelmed with modern issues that I have no interest in. The mystery in this novel is unpredictable and as convoluted as any other in the series...
I must admit I like this series more and more with each installment. This series is not exciting, doesn't keep you on your toes, but instead it's meticulous, patient, and so real, it's heartbreaking. I fell like I need to meet Gamache in real life and tell him how much I admire him. I definitively r...
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