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by Louise Penny
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Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 4 years ago
This Gamache doesn't hang together very well. When Gamache and two of his team are called to a monastery to investigate a murder, things once again come to a head with Jean- Guy and Gamache's supervisor who is intent on making him pay for not being corruptible. I also didn't get much of the discussi...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
This 8th book of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache quite honestly broke my heart a little. Louise Penny doesn't just write mysteries, she writes about human beings. People in all sorts of troubles, with all sorts of flaws, and with both moments of deepest despair and the supreme joy. I guess one co...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 6 years ago
I seem to be one of the few people who isn't in love with this installment in the Gamache series, so I'll keep this brief. The anti-Christian views of the author come through constantly and clearly in this novel. As the setting is a monastery rather than the storybook Three Pines, there are plenty...
DanySpike rated it 6 years ago
Beautiful yet heart-breaking. Devotion, music, addiction, hate, enmity, love and peace. Louise Penny really knows how to write her stuff. Four stars!
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 6 years ago
I avoided this book for weeks because I've gotten so attached to the characters that I couldn't stand to see one of them strapping on a jetpack to speed up their downward spiral. Ye gods, that was painful. The writing was beautiful as always. I really enjoyed everything to do with the murder inv...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 7 years ago
The book (from Chapter 1 not the prologue) started out so great and then had such a heartbreaking ending. I'm just sitting here typing this feeling so awful! I think the mystery itself wasn't a quarter as interesting as the story about the two friends and colleagues.
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 7 years ago
Becca, my awesome niece, insisted that Hazel, my awesome spouse, read this. When she finished, Hazel insisted that I read it as well. It's my first dead-tree book in a while. Soooo heavy my arms hurt ;-).Whatever, it's quite a good book. It deals with a monastery in a remote part of the province of ...
meganbaxter rated it 9 years ago
An Armand Gamache novel not at least partly set in Three Pines? What will I do with myself? I have so much enjoyed knowing a whole town involved in a murder mystery, as well as the detective and his team. Despite the initial trepidation this set off in my head, it was quickly allayed by the story th...
jmills01 rated it 9 years ago
I just couldn't finish this one - maybe I need to start earlier in the series? I couldn't get invested in the characters.
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 9 years ago
Read my full review @ http://bit.ly/UISmu1My opinion: Definitely not my favorite in the series. I found the characters a tad less approachable than I normally find them and less humor than normally displayed in this series, but still very readable and definitely a critical piece in the series and of...
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