The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #5)
Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. Everybody goes to Olivier’s Bistro—including a stranger whose murdered body is found on the floor. When Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate, he is dismayed to discover that Olivier’s story is full of... show more
Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. Everybody goes to Olivier’s Bistro—including a stranger whose murdered body is found on the floor. When Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate, he is dismayed to discover that Olivier’s story is full of holes. Why are his fingerprints all over the cabin that’s uncovered deep in the wilderness, with priceless antiques and the dead man’s blood? And what other secrets and layers of lies are buried in the seemingly idyllic village?Gamache follows a trail of clues and treasures—from first editions of Charlotte’s Web and Jane Eyre to a spiderweb with a word mysteriously woven in it—into the woods and across the continent, before returning to Three Pines to confront the truth and the final, brutal telling.
Publish date: August 31st 2010
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#5)
Best one yet! With this book, I think Louise Penny is now my favourite mystery author, just bypassing Barbara Hambly (Benjamin January Mysteries). We're back in Three Pines and this book, #5, will rip your heart out. At least it did mine. Louise Penny is not afraid to let her characters experie...
The fifth book in the Armand Gamache series takes quite a different turn, still ending in Three Pines, but we find it twisted and dark rather than cozy. I connected much less with this novel than the previous ones and was actually tempted to simply DNF it a few times. If I had been reading rather th...
After ruminating for a whole day, I still don't know how to review this book, so I'm just going to throw five stars at it and go sweep the pieces of my shattered heart into a corner so they don't get stepped on.
This is really the start to the duology of books 5 & 6, which should be read together. I can't imagine being current on this series, and reading book 5 but not being able to move into book 6. Book 5 ostensibly ends, and then upon beginning book 6, we realize that, in fact, the brutal telling hasn't ...
I haven’t read the other books in this series, and this is apparently book #5. I can see why so many love Penny, though. Her characters are well drawn, and the mystery isn’t the most mysterious I have ever read. At least the murder mystery isn’t . The central aspect of the story i...