A Better Man - Chief Inspector Gamache (Hardback)Louise Penny (author)
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A Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year 2019
Gripping and full of suspense, A BETTER MAN is the spellbinding new crime thriller from New York Times number one bestseller, Louise Penny
'She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes' THE TIMES
'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' DENISE MINA
The air is unbearably tense as Armand Gamache returns to the Surete du Quebec for his first day of work since being demoted from its command to head of homicide.
Amid blistering personal social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment. He has been tasked with finding a missing woman, but while he leads the search for Vivienne Godin, Three Pines itself is threatened when the river breaks its banks, and a province-wide emergency is declared.
As the waters rise, a body is discovered - and the victim's distraught father contemplates a murder of his own. Gamache is a father himself, and is haunted by a question . . . what would he do, if his child's killer might walk free?
Praise for the award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series:
'Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium' The New York Times
'The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous' Washington Post
'Fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves
'Supremely satisfying' Observer
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 40 mm
Enchanting...one of [Gamache's] more ennobling missions * New York Times *
Penny is an absolute joy * Irish Times *
A Better Man, with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre * Wall Street Journal *
A classic whodunnit detective mystery in Penny's impeccable style * Irish Independent *
The buzz has begun months in advance for the book that will be on every mystery fan's late-summer must-read list * Booklist *
With an uncompromising eye, Penny explores the depths of human emotion, both horrifying and sublime. Her love for her characters and for the mystical village of Three Pines is apparent on every page * Publishers Weekly *
Pensive and moral Quebec police inspector Armand Gamache is justly beloved, and Penny's evocative prose is unfailingly admirable * Seattle Times *
Highly recommended for lovers of psychological, character-driven mysteries * Library Journal *
An intricate thriller . . . delivers another pleasurably readable chapter in her Chief Inspector Gamache series * Seattle Review of Books *
From the Canadian queen of crime fiction comes another impeccably plotted character-driven mystery . . . one of the best yet * LitHub (blog) *
Every Penny novel is entirely satisfying and yet leaves devoted readers hungry for the next * Morning Star *
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