“Communication is always my goal.”Renee F wrote this review Sunday, May 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of a great mystery series. You pick one of them up and end up reading all of them in the Chief Inspector Gamache series”gbev wrote this review Wednesday, May 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another really good Inspector Gamache mystery. I have read several of them now and they never fail to be absorbing and I can't wait to read the next one.”Grandma Bonnie wrote this review Thursday, May 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another fabulous story, the best yet.”Carole D wrote this review Monday, March 7, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Louise Penny has the rare talent of both drawing fascinating characters and freshening tired plots. In addition, the Canadian lodge setting was so vivid I could feel the mosquitoes biting. I just wish that I wouldn't forget about her when I go browsing in my library.
A must read for fans of the classic whodunit.”
“Bummer! After enjoying the first 3 books in the series immensely, this 4th book was a serious disappointment. I understand the author wanting to try a change of scenery, but this just did not work on any level for me. Even though the lodge is inspired by a real Quebec manor, it was not nearly as clearly drawn as the village of Three Pines. And being stuck there with the Morrow/Finney clan was both claustrophibic and dull. Peter Morrow was such an incredibly irritating character on his own in previous books. Making his family the focus of this book left me shaking my head in wonder at the author's choice. The murder was completely unbelievable. And the murderer's motivation even more so. Plus, meeting Peter's family, instead of garnering sympathy for his character, made me dislike him even more. A man near 50 that still calls his mother "Mommy"? Eeeeew! The only plot that held my interest was that involving Gamache's father. Not sure it was worth reading for just that information.”Judy wrote this review Tuesday, February 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Suspenseful. I'm enjoying this series. The setting in this book was interesting as well.”Panhandle Jane wrote this review Tuesday, October 26, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife are on vacation at a remote lakeside retreat when the Finney family joins them at the Manoir for a reunion and dedication of a statue of the father. In the evening after the unveiling of the statue a huge storm rages and in the morning Julia, one of the grown Finney siblings is found dead beneath her father’s statue. From that point on Gamache is at work and not vacation. Filled with interesting characters, fascinating clues, a family filled with animosity and hidden secrets this mystery is wonderful and keeps you guessing until the very end. This is wonderfully narrated on the CDs and help you get beyond the French that peppers the book as it’s set in Canada. I look forward to reading and/or listening to more of Penny’s books.
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“Read it first, not knowing it wasn't her first.”Linda R wrote this review Thursday, October 14, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No