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review 2017-08-18 19:51
Three Pines in Winter
A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny

I maybe said, don't leave me when I finished this book. I swear, the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series is becoming a fast favorite with me. We have Gamache reappearing in Three Pines again after the murder of a loathsome woman. I think that Penny, just like Christie, has a way for villains in her books. I was flat out over the woman that we get insight into after the first couple of pages.

 

"A Fatal Grace" follows Three Pines residents about a year after the murder that took place in the last book. Residents are still getting over the fact that a murderer lived among them for so long. They have a new family that moves in, but many of the residents are rightfully not that engaging with the family cause they are a grotesque family by name and blood. CC de Poitiers is a vapid woman who believes that she has the new big thing that millions will fall in line for called "Be Calm." She writes a book that she is sure is a best seller and seems to hate her husband and her daughter. Heck, she hates her lover as well. One wonders if there was ever anyone that CC did love, but that's a different book.


When CC dies in what looks to be an accident, Gamache is called onto the scene and quickly deduces murder. The problem is trying to remove people from their suspect list since it seems that CC ran afoul of everyone.

 

I think that what also made this a cool read for me was that we have Gamache's nemesis from the last book show up. I won't get into that here, spoilers and all, but there seems like there is something afoot that can end up hurting Gamache and boy oh boy was I yelling at him by the end of the book. Guess I will have to see how this plays out.

 

I will say that this book more than even the first gives you great insight into Gamache and what ultimately moves him. He lives by a different code that would not be out of place several hundred years before the time this book takes place. 

 

I loved revisiting Three Pines. It's starting to be a wee bit like Cabot Cove or one of the Midsomer villages though. Cause after this latest murder, have to wonder how many people from the first two books will be left. 

 

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text 2017-08-15 03:00
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny

Really enjoyed this one. There are a lot of twists and turns. And now I have to get book number three because I'm so worried about what's happening with our main character here. It looks like he's being set up for a fall.

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text 2017-08-14 01:47
Reading progress update: I've read 50%.
A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny

I got back to this. Started off slow, but now invested. Three Pines is like freaking Murder She Wrote lol. 

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review 2017-08-06 22:29
A Fatal Grace
A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny

I liked this book marginally better than the first. I was used to the style of the audiobook narration, so maybe that had something to do with it. I also felt the characters were a bit more developed this time around. 

 

I was able to figure out who had killed CC - I had a few working theories, but my top one turned out to be correct. While I'm not loving the series, I'll continue to follow along with my book club as long as I can get the audio version from my library. 

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text 2017-08-06 14:46
Reading progress update: I've read 10%.
A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny

CC is despicable. It's nice to be back in Three Pines again. 

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