How the Light Gets In
"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... show more
"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?
Publish date: 2013-08-27
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#9)
How the Light Gets In is, in my humble opinion, the best Inspector Gamache novel yet, hands down. This is the 9th Gamache book and it seems as if we've been building towards this tale and this climax from the very beginning of the series. Well, I guess it doesn't just seem that way, we actually...
This book recaptured much of what I love about this series that seems to have been lost in the last couple of installments. It reads much like a final wrap up, so I look forward to seeing what the new path is in the remaining novels.
Talk about suspense! I was so anxious about how this one was going to end. I'm very happy to have finished it without having a heart attack. Five stars!
5 stars. #9 in the series. I have tried to read all of these in order, that is my preference with any series, book, television, movie, etc. Could this possibly be the final book in the series? I guess I'll just see!
Super short review because I'm running out of ways to gush over Louise Penny's books (and maybe because I'm super tired). I'm glad I had a day off work so I could finish this book. While it was largely an exercise in frustration, it was ultimately a satisfying one. I was a bit disappointed that Ga...