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Having a young woman who s pregnant get abused and then killed is terrible but it is not remotely the most terrible thing that these cops have seen And yet they all immediately take it personally and see it as something so horrible that they are unable to be unbiased It just idn t seem to be in character It was a fine book If I hadn t read any of her other books I would probably have not been as annoyed and Where We Belong disappointed I just expected so much In the midst of a threat fromevastating Spring floods Vivienne Godin 25 and pregnant is missing her father is frantic and her runken abusive husband Carl Tracey is suspected at having a hand in her isappearance As the father of a Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems daughter the same age Gamache finds himself increasingly unable to stay objective as they search for the missing woman Mistakes are made A side plot included vicious social media attacks on Gamache for his past actionsAt the same time Clara is publicly criticized for her art but I found this side plot uninteresting And somehow I missed the significance of the floodingIt pains me too this but it s time for me and Armand to part ways I ve loved this series from the start but it has lost it s charm There was a lot of repetitiveness unprofessional and unrealistic behavior and attitudes in Gamache and the other Requiem for a Wren detectives and the case is not truly investigated until the last 25% The moral lessons are heavy handed and Gamache himself has become insufferable I won t list all the instances that caused my eyes to roll but there were manyThere are plenty of people who still find this series charming and wonderful but I ve not found it to be so for several recent books Sometimes readers outgrow a series and that s the case with me I m giving it 3 stars for the history I have with this series and my respect for the author I received a copy of the book from Edelweiss All opinions ae my own This was a buddy read with Marialyce and both of us were leftisappointed For this review and others please visit Louise Penny is a treasure when it comes to the world of crime fiction this is a stunning addition to this stellar series set in the village of Three Pines in uebec Canada featuring the incomparable and wise Chief Inspector Gamache having now been Red Notice demoted by those spineless self serving and ambitious wanting to besmirch the reputation of a man they perceive as having too much power and a threat They never expected Gamache to accept theemotion to Head of Homicide from being Chief but they fail to comprehend the kind of man he is why he inspires such loyalty and respect in others he has no ego and wishes merely to be the best police officer he can be It s a joy to see the return of beloved characters even the rude indomitable cantankerous elderly poet Ruth Zardo and her familiar the Les pingouins nont jamais froid duck Myrna Reine Marie and all the others The artist Clara is having a particularly tumultuous time with her latest works the miniatures not being well received in fact her reputation is being trashed on social media with many uestioning if she ever had any artistic abilities at allGamache s return to the Sureteu uebec goes Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone down even less well on social media with a tirade of vile postings not to mention fake videos Those who know Gamache are outraged at the lies and vitriol being expressed but Gamache has an inner strength that can weather almost anything Work colleagues and friends observe closely at how well he will take to being under the command of Jean Guy Beauvoir his protege and son in law around for 2 weeks before uitting the police to move to Paris to embark on a new life Agent Lysette Cloutier and Gamache inuire into a missing pregnant woman Vivienne Godin who failed to turn up at her father Homer s home Homer is frantic and with good reason Vivienne is married to an abusive husband the ceramic artist theeplorable and nasty piece of work that is Carl Tracey In the meantime the weather is atrocious for April with no sign of spring and even worse the worst flooding threatening Code pnal 2020 annot. dition limite - 117e d. death andestruction is being forecast for uebec Herculean efforts are reuired from the Three Pines residents as they build sandbag The Peoples Songs defences on the banks of the Bella Bella river to try and save the villageTwo phrases ring true throughout in this novel all truth in malice and what might appear to be contradictory things are strongest when they are broken Penny writes with humanity and compassion with insight and wisdom on the contradictions and complexities of individuals no one is purely good not even Gamache or just evil The strengths of this series are the rich complicated often uirky characters from Ruth to Jean Guy and theirevelopment Three Pines is a village of people who love and support one another a force to be reckoned with as they come together to fight the threat of catastrophic City of Big Shoulders dangerous flooding illustrating their strength as a community no one is alone This was a fantastic moving and profound crime read one which I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending highly Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC Everytime I start reading a Louise Penny novel I am confronted with ailemma Do I read it uickly because really I Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles don t want to put itown or My Name is Bob do I read it slowly because Ion t want it to end How oes she o it This is the 15th I the Three Pines series and it keeps getting better and better In this one I my opinion she outdid herself combining some important issues of the Billy Bragg day with an outstandingifficult to solve mystery The issues of climate change abuse and the Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary devastation it causes and the good and bad of social media All combined seamlessly in the lives of various members of the community we have come to love She shows us the manyepths of personality that can live inside one person Characteristics based on the past the present life experiences that make us the people we are She shows us friendship love respect integrity compassion kindness and the struggle to know when to hold on and when to let go Ratchets up the tension and then fits in some appropriate humor that makes us laugh Oddly enough a new character comes to Three Pines and affects the future of one member This was a particularly emotional entry in the series as one chapter closes and a new one begins And now I am resolved as I await the next in this stellar seriesThat twisted reality until malice and truth were intertwined and indistinguishableARC from Minotaur books. W would you feel he resumes the searchAs the rivers rise and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler a body is iscovered And in the tumult mistakes are madeIn the next novel in this constantly surprising series that eepens and The Majors Daughter darkens as it evolves The New York Times Book Review Gamache must face a horrific possibility and a burning uestion What would youo if your child's killer walked fr.
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25 starsI have always been a Louise Penny enthusiastic reader and always awaited her new books with lots of anticipation and happiness So I am totally bummed that I Miss Shumway Waves a Wand didn t like this book as much as I had hoped I know thatifferent readers have contrasting reactions to stories and in that we see how people are The Touch different in what they read and feel It makes reading a book so very interesting because we can viewivergent opinions and ways of looking at things What I found in this story that set me off was the repetitious nature of the book Perhaps it was because of having read all the others in this series that I felt there was material that I had heard many times Another thing was how I felt the whole persona of Gamache changed in this story I always thought he was a strong character a man who always seems to know what to On His Majestys Service do and yet in this go round he seemed tenuous unsure and weak I wasisappointed to see a change in him Perhaps the author was trying to make him human and vulnerable but sometimes it made him seem supercilious and sanctimonious The other characters just Different Class didn t have the charisma they once had and of course this made me not care as much about them as I use to Iid like the last section of the story which really The Essential Good Food Guide did show the investigative process we so often saw in all the other books in this series I wish that this could have been the whole focus of the book It was too late to save what for me was an uninteresting read So I walk away with a less than a positive view of this book knowing full well that so many have and will love this story Io have a lot of respect for this author and of course my opinion is just that an opinion Please Textbook of Wisdom do look at the other reviews as most of them are glowingThank you to Edelweiss for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewJan and I were uite anxious to read this fifteenth novel in this series Inspector Gamanche his family and the residents of Three Pines have always intrigued us and as we have followed these books we haveeveloped a fondness for all the characters So it was with lots of anticipation we read this new recently published bookTo see our In Defence of Dogs duo reviews you can go here In this 15th book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series theetective is once again set to become Head of Homicide of the S ret u u bec The book can be read as a standalone but familiarity with the series is a plus Armand Gamache who resides in the Canadian village of Three Pines was Chief Superintendent of the S ret u u bec until he engineered a risky The City in Mind drug operation The plan succeeded but at a terrible cost As a result self serving politicians suspended Gamache for 9 monthsemoted him to Chief Inspector and offered him his old job as Head of HomicideIt was assumed that Gamache would resign rather than submit to this humiliation but no such luck for the vile politicos Gamache happily accepts the offer to be Head of Homicide and as the book opens it s his first Revenge (The Red Ledger day back at work As it happens Gamache s former mentee and current son in law Jean Guy Beauvoir is currently Head of Homicide but Jean Guy and his family are moving to Paris in two weeks Until then Beauvoir and Gamache will run theepartment togetherAs Gamache returns to work vicious Twitter trolls gleefully put him No One Wants You down call him filthy names and practically call for his assassination And Gamache isn t the only resident of Three Pines under attack Tweets about artist Clara Morrow who recently produced a set of unpopular miniatures are saying she s a no talent hack whose previous success was a fluke When Gamache arrives at the S ret for his firstay of work he knows the homicide The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity detectives have been reading the hate filled Tweets and joking and gossiping about him but he brushes it off And it s a good thing because a new case comes in almost immediately During the morning briefing Agent Lisette Cloutier s cell phone buzzes away with texts from her friend Homer Godin saying his pregnant marriedaughter Vivienne is missing Gamache and Cloutier hurry over to Vivienne s house to look around and interview her husband Carl Tracey It s immediately obvious that Penguins Poems for Life dirtyisheveled foul mouthed Tracey is a nasty scumbag who abuses his wife and the etectives suspect he id SOMETHING to Vivienne though it s not clear whatWhile the etectives are searching for Vivienne an environmental crisis is eveloping Spring thaws and moving chunks of ice are filling the rivers to record high levels and massive floods will be the inevitable resultDrastic measures are needed and Gamache s suggestions are uickly lampooned by the politicians who want to take him Divine Beauty down Regardless government agencies and private citizens take measures toeal with the water situation like Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone dynamitingams and arranging sandbagsThe investigation of Vivienne s Down to the Sea in Ships disappearance turns up additional persons of interest and the case has overtones of adultery unreuited love andomestic violence Still Gamache and his colleagues are almost certain that Carl Tracey harmed his wife and a good part of the book follows their maneuvers as they try to prove it In the meantime Vivienne s father Homer Godin threatens to kill Tracey himself Gamache is anxious to keep this from happening so he invites Homer to Three Pines hoping his wife Reign Marie will look after the grieving father and keep him calm This Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, doesn t uite work out and at one point Homer is arrested while Carl Tracey walks free which is the height of irony Meanwhile Clara Morrow sadly laments her current reputation as an artist who s lost her spark and wonders what too next Some Three Pines residents try to cheer up andor help Clara including innkeepers Olivier and Gabri bookstore owner Myrna and irascible Dog Years dirty mouth poet Ruth Their efforts have mixed results buto introduce us to a uirky African American art critic from Brooklyn called Domenica OddlyIt s always entertaining to visit the locals in Three Pines including Ruth s Chain of Fire duck Rosa whose uack uack uack sounds a lot like fk fk fk Like mother likeaughter LOLVivienne s case is resolved eventually but not before lives are endangered and surprises come to light For me this is only a moderately successful addition to the Armand Gamache series It s of a legal procedural than a typical mystery and the legal wrangling is The Devils Elbow (Mrs. Bradley, drawn out than necessaryOn a personal note I m tired of the theme of corrupt S ret officialsirty politicians. Catastrophic spring flooding blistering attacks in the media and a mysterious The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûretéu uébec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise PennyIt's Gamache's first Maharaj day back as head of the homicideepartment a job he temporarily shares with his previous second in command Jean Guy Beauvoir Floodwaters are rising acr.
And now Kuduz disgusting Twitter trolls out to get Gamache The war against Gamache has been going on for years and years in Penney s books and it s time to put it to rest in my opinionThat said many reviewers love this book and fans of the series would probably enjoy itYou can follow my reviews at Ourate came a bit early this year Armand which makes it bitter sweet Sweet because I got to catch up with you and our friends in Three Pines a little earlier in the summer than usual Bitter because our time together is already over until next yearI found this year s ose of Louise Penny got off to a slow start Armand Gamache is struggling as usual with his place in the uebec police and the mystery at the centre of A Better Man focuses on a seemingly straightforward missing person case And I must admit that the story it Just returned from my annual visit to Montreal and Three Pines Sadly it only took a ay but I met all my old friends again and caught up on all the gossip I really should have made the trip last longer Now I have a whole year to wait until the next timePoor Gamache and Clara both attacked and vilified by social media Beauvoir Annie and little Honore bags packed and off to live in Paris Rising river levels and the race to save the province but especially Three Pines from flooding All this wrapped around an excellent mystery about a missing woman and a court case which goes terribly wrong or The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, does it Wonderful Now I am left with theifficult The Taste of Ashes decision of what to read next How am I supposed to follow that After finishing 15 in the Inspector Gamache series I am sadly saying goodbye I m tired of Armand Gamache getting into trouble with the higher ups in command I liked it better when he was solving murders and uoting poetry In this book Gamache and his sidekicks Jean Guy Beauvoir and Isabelle Lacoste all get together to find a woman who hasisappeared which is unusual in itself as it is not known if she is ead or not Also over the years Jean Guy and Isabelle have been promoted and they would not readily be available to assist in this mystery A little bit to After getting my hands on the latest Louise Penny novel I could not wait to get started This explosive series set in rural uebec gives not only the feel of a wonderful mystery but also hones in on all things Canadian After serving his suspension Armand Gamache is back in his position as Chief Inspector within the S ret u u bec though there is a whispered power struggle within Homicide While many are worried about how it will resolve itself Gamache wants only to work and agrees to investigate a uery of a pregnant woman whose gone missing When Gamache arrives he meets the woman s husband a known abuser who explains that he has no idea where his wife might be but could not care less Gamache gets a bad feeling about it all but is eually istracted when uebec s spring thaw begins to cause issues His community of Three Pines is set to flood which could be evastating if the floodwaters The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, don trop soon With no signs of the pregnant Vivienne Godin Gamache tries to China: la edad de la ambicin (Ensayo poltico) determine if there may have been foul play which is exacerbated when a body isiscovered amongst some cracked ice close to a bridge The receding waters reveal much including a potential murder scene with the perfect suspect who Green River Rising denies having anything too with his wife s Wife Swap death Trying to connect theots Gamache turns to some of his fellow villagers who use social media to coax out a slew of information Will it be enough to convict a man who holds his wife in such low regard that she is only good as a punching bag Additionally the higher ups within the S ret are keeping a close eye on Gamache especially as old troubles have an uncanny way of resurfacing Could the Chief Inspector s return have been a set up to bury him once and for all A wonderful addition to this stellar series sure to keep fans wanting Recommended to those who have loved Armand Gamache from the early Three Pines Pies days as well as readers who enjoy police procedurals with a Canadian flavour After a major binge of the series last summer I was forced to wait like the rest of the Penny fans for this newest piece in the Gamache series It was well worth the wait though I know Penny has had some personal issues which makes the publication of this piece even exciting Gamache remains on point working through the blips that had him sidelined and trying to keep from letting the politics of the job get to him Still eager to help both within the S ret and towards his friends in the Eastern Townships Gamache makes his mark in a variety of ways Keen to solve crimes he has little time for those who seek to circumvent justice or cut corners to get the answers they want Other characters continue to evolve in the series though the locals are background than at the forefront of the case There are a few new faces whose presence could become regularepending on how Penny chooses to advance the series I am eager to see how this will all play out in the coming years The story remains exciting and fresh though there are some significant mentions of past events which thicken the plot and the series Gorbals Diehards development effectively Penny has a wonderful handle on the series even fifteen books in She represents Canada and the genre so well choosing interesting plot twists that keep the reader wondering Established chapters and current events weave together a story that many readers will surelyevour as I From the Dust did leaving them begging for The need for patience is high by the time the book ends but there is still so much to learn Alas it will likely be another year or soKudos Madam Penny forazzling your fans with another strong novel Gamache is in good hands under your guidance Lovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a Finale (Caraval, different sort of Book Challenge I was SOisappointed by this book I have loved this series and have been looking forward to A Better Man for months and it was just such a let Merlin and the Making of the King down Her writing style seemed to change and this book is filled with sentences Broken up Into multiple sentences For no reason So so many sentence fragments Io that occasionally in texts to emphasize a point but Mrs. Bridge doing it constantly throughout the book makes the techniue lose all sense of emphasis and just gets really annoying Also and this is maybe just me some of the story line justidn t make sense Yes. Oss the province In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache pleading for help in finding his Mennyms Alone (Mennyms, daughterAs crisis piles upon crisis Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned But with aaughter of his own he finds himself Dreamwalker (The Ballad of Sir Benfro, developing a profound and perhaps unwise empathy for heristraught fatherIncreasingly hounded by the uestion ho.
LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels She has won numerous awards including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award seven times and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel In 2017 she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture Louise lives in a small village south of