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Ec to ask his advice He ecides to look into it himself He s lonely since his wife Reine Marie is already in Paris with their kids waiting for him He s home for another week with Henri the big German Shepherd he adopted when the Shooting for a Century dog s Three Pines owneried Henri is loving and loyal but not known for his intelligence Gamache beckoned the large German shepherd into the backseat of the cat and Henri his satellite ears forward received this command with I, Partridge delight He leapt in then fearing Gamache might change his mind immediately curled into as tight a ball as he could manage You can t see me Yoooou can t seeeeemeeee A personal note view spoilerSatellite ears is exactly what Shepherds have as well as an instinct for trying to lie unobtrusively so you will let them stay nearby How a 100 pound 45kgog thinks he can hide by curling up uietly is beyond me but ours have all Shadow of the Templar done likewise when they aren t sprawled out across threeoorways with one body hardly unnoticeable but I Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light digress hide spoiler Louise Penny impresses as she pulls on a major event in uebec history weaving it effectively into the premise of this next novel in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series Major changes have begun with the Homicide suad of the S retu u bec including the removal of Inspector Jean Guy Beauvoir It would seem that the fallout from their case at a rural priory created ripples than anyone could expect with Chief Superintendent Francoeur still sharpening his knives with hateful eyes focussed on Gamache Newly promoted Inspector Isabelle Lacoste accompanies Gamache on a pre Christmas jaunt to Three Pines where they respond to a call from Myrna Landers the local bookshop owner It would seem that Constance Pineault was expected the Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, day before at lunch with Myrna and has yet to show up While this may not seem like much Constance has not made contact and his known for her punctuality Gamache agrees to make some inuiries back in Montreal where heiscovers that Pineault has been found slain in her home After agreeing to take the case for himself Gamache returns to Three Pines where he Six Days in Leningrad discovers that Pineault is not who she appears to be It would seem that locals know her secret that she is actually Constance Ouellet one of the Ouellet uintuplets that made headlines in the middle of the Depression Gamache sifts through much of the information available as well as scores ofocuments long sealed to learn about the Ouellet uints and how they were sold to the uebec Government thereby turning them into a public spectacle Surely Constance wanted nothing than to live outside of the limelight as soon as she could though someone must have wanted to extinguish that light for some unknown reason Meanwhile the story arc surrounding that bloody raid gone wrong has reached its zenith with Gamache using covert means to finger the individual who leaked the video of the event Gamache learns snippets of Inspector Beauvoir s new cases all of which include The Darkness dangerous raids that could easily neutralise his former second in command Might Gamache have to make the ultimate move and howoes this all link to the Arnot case which filled the pages of early novels in the series Penny continues to azzle with layered narratives that keep the reader gasping for breath as much comes to a head in the intense closing chapters of this novel Highly recommended to series fans who have a great handle on the characters and writing style I hold firm in my suggestion that new readers begin where the series began and progress accordinglyThis series keeps finding new ways to impress me particularly with this exploration of one of uebec s black marks of the mid 20th century Penny touches on some of the events that occurred with these uints likely mixing fact with fiction to keep the story moving forward As always Chief Inspector Gamache plays a central role in the novel and one can see the intensity surrounding the in the novel and one can see the intensity surrounding the major events that have overshadowed his investigations finally coming to a head Gamache oesn t let anything A Dark Sicilian Secret derail his concentration though there is a strong sense that he wants these monkeys off his back however that might be possible Hisetermination with a new and severely pared Wolf Creek Homecoming (Wolf Creek down team shows hisetermination to find a killer without letting the politics eter him Using his sharp skills Gamache exemplifies his superior skills even as those around him begin to lose faith in his work #The handful of others around him remain uestionable characters including Inspector Lacoste #handful of others around him remain uestionable characters including Inspector Lacoste former black sheep Agent Yvette Nichol Both these women hold integral parts in the novel though readers should not expect smooth sailing or strong support for their superior The Three Pines residents retain their uniue personalities though there is little that surprises in this piece Some evelopment and character movement is apparent At the Italians Command during the one novel hiatus something that the attentive reader will notice early in this piece The story has two significant narratives that run in parallel complementing one another Penny balances them though neither can be seen as taken a backseat to the other Readers should expect a bumpy ride as the novel pushes forward and takes little time for those who need time to process while also inundating the attentive reader with much uebec history and shaming society all these years later Far fromerailed or rogue as some would have me believe this series gets better as it progressesKudos Madam Penny for another stellar novel Chief Inspector Gamache and Three Pines are in great hands and I cannot stop wanting particularly with that cliffhanger Thankfully there are still a handful of novels left in my binge Likehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a ifferent sort of Book Challenge For readers unfamiliar with Louise Penny s mystery series this is 9 with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Although this is only my second foray into her uebec crime series my first being her last book BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY I was impressed with her ability to create multiple plots and weave them together There s a fresh murder to solve in the town of Three Pines where some of her series takes place as well as an arc that started several books ago the malfeasance of THE S RET DU U BEC S ret u u bec Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, dept additionally Armand s close colleague and personal friend Jean Guy Beauvoir is Amache receives a message from Myrna Landers in the village of Three Pines he welcomes the chance to get away from the city for a few hours Myrna's longtime friend who wasue to spend Christmas in the village has failed to arrive When Chief Inspector Gamache presses for information Myrna is reluctant to reveal her friend's name Mystified Gamache soon iscovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America but in the world and now goe. ,
Uffering from addiction problemsHOW THE LIGHT GETS IN takes us back to Three Pines where I met several uirkyeccentric people for the first time but am well aware that they are repeating characters or sometimes just former ones Penny oes a solid job of bringing new readers into this small village and allowing us to meet the inhabitants naturally and unaffectedly She oesn t broadcast their histories with awkward exposition but rather lets pieces of their past unfold with the present events That takes subtlety and finesse something that Penny astutely possesses The truculent poet Ruth for example may be on the periphery of a scene periodically and then take center stage Penny juxtaposes scenes and events that progress the various plots and evelop the characters with riveting tensionThe murder of septuagenarian Constance Pineault who had just recently visited Three Pines bookstore owner Myrna brings Gamache back to investigate This is right before the Christmas holidays where the How to Become a Virgin deep snow and cold air tends to create gatherings at the warm village bistro At the same time Gamache is struggling to keep hisecimated homicide Dangerous Disguise (Cavanaugh Justice, department together He has been undermined by Superintendent Sylvain Fran oeur who has effectively fouled Gamache s reputation and is honing in for the final blow Armand s relationship with Jean Guy has also been maimed thanks to Fran oeur and Jean Guy s torment with his own personalemonsPenny also The Bosss Baby Surprise devotes ample space to suspenseful cyber hacking andoes it nimbly and accessible to even the low tech reader My nails were bitten to the uick And she emonstrates the truth in human nature as colleagues claw each other with raw vitriol and yet show genuine compassion tooTreachery suspense still voices moving targets exuisite plotting the reader will be satisfied AND nonplussed in eual measure by the end of the book I on t want to spoil this potent novel for anyone but I will say that I am glad I read BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY first because I was already involved before this book began with a gestating inevitability that has been underpinning much of Gamache s current Command Performance directives I am speculating that this is Penny s most heightened and cataclysmic book toateAs an end note Penny tells us that the title of this book is based on a Leonard Cohen song called AnthemRing the bells that still can ringForget your perfect offeringThere s a crack in everythingThat s how the light gets inBesides those beautiful words germane to the substance of this book the title itself is apropos to one of the efinitions of anthem a hymn sung alternately by ifferent sections of a choir or congregationAn anthem it is I would give this book 10 stars or if I could When I was approved for the egalley being the mature professional librarian that I am I went up to one of my coworkers who also reads the series and basically said Nya Nya I got to read the book early That is the level of The Perfect Blend devotion that this entire series inspires in its readersAfter the emotional ending of the previous book I was prepared for this one to be heavyuty but I had no idea how much this emotion this book would evoke I literally sat on my couch for hours barely able to take a breath because I was so caught up into the story Looking back at the previous books one can see all of the clues leading up to the finish of this book but it is absolutely stunning to see how they all come together When this book begins Gamache is seemingly hanging on by a thread His agents have been scattered all through the epartment and he has a group thread His agents have been scattered all through the epartment and he has a group Disrespectful Yahoos Working For Him But #disrespectful yahoos working for him But enemies haven t won the war only the first skirmish Gamache still has some fight left in him and he has friends in powerful places As in all of Ms Penny s books there are side stories that seem to have no reflection on the main plot but everything I mean everything is important Inspector Gamache gets involved in the Wanted (Sealed with a Kiss disappearance of a woman who had visited Three Pines and planned to return but never showed up As heigs Rayuan Sang Bos [Seduced By the Boss] deeper into her life heiscovers facts about her life that will surprise all who knew her Readers over a certain age will remember the actual situation that inspired this story line and what a huge story it was in its Bachelor to the Rescue (Home to Dover, dayAnyone who has followed this series will be crazy while reading this book so just leave them alone and be prepared for a lot of emotion after they areone While one part of Gamache s life is resolved the ending opens up a lot of uestions about what the future holds for Gamache and all of us loyal readers While I enjoy a good series there are few books that are part of a series that leave me with a book hangover when I am finished with them How the Light Get In left me with that hangover I finished it this afternoon and since that time I ve not wanted to read anything I ve just wanted to live with the emotional reverberations this book created within me I have read the entire series and I suspect that some of this reaction is a cumulative effect I ve spent a lot time with these characters and there are many I care eeply about I suspect part of the reaction is that the book reads as though it may be the last in the series and I m actually okay with that It ended perfectly although not without pain and loss grace and redemption What has rawn me to Penny s work all along is her profound belief that Whispers Of The Heart despite thearkness there is goodness and that there are people in the world who live that goodness even when it costs them much to The Dukes Gamble do so A friend once bashed Inspector Gamache because he wasn tamaged enough to be interesting I argued that one Unmasking the Marquess (Hold Your Breath, does not have to beamaged to be interesting One only has to be authentic to be interesting and Gamache is authentic He is not perfect but he is true to himself and to his beliefs All of these elements arkness goodness grace redemption the struggle to be the authentic self weave through this book in ways both profound and subtle While some might say the ending Penny wrote is predictable and treat this predictability as a bad thing I argue that the ending is one that is authentic to the world that Penny has created in this series and to the seeds of love kindness belief and loyalty that Gamache has shown throughout the series In Penny s world the light oes get in and as always when I ve finished one of her novels I want to live in that world of light. S unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad brilliant poet Ruth Zardo As events come to a head at the Sûreté Gamache is Chatsfields Ultimate Acquisition drawn evereeper into the world of Three Pines Increasingly he is not only investigating the Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward (Hh disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still loyal colleagues if such a refuge exists amid mountinganger Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds e.
READ & DOWNLOAD Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Louise PennyHow the Light Gets In is possibly my favourite of this series so far It had everything I look for in these books Three Pines snow lots of Armand Gamache being his wonderful self great police work lots of excitement and a uck It was pretty essential to have read the previous books in order to get the most out of this one Some long standing plot lines were brought to a conclusion and the characters are so much better for having known them a long time Three Pines is a character in itself especially at Christmas with log fires hot chocolate and good friendsThere was a lot of action and considerable suspense and by the last uarter of the book there was no way I was going to stop reading just because it was the middle of the night and I had to get up early I read through to the last elicious page and went to sleep happy Louise Penny is my favorite mystery author and this is the best book yetRead my review at on my library page SPOILERS BELOWYes I gave this one only three stars I have read and really liked the other books in the series but I thought this one was subpar not bad but not as excellent as its predecessors Here s why1 Penny s writing style seemed almost a caricature of itself All of those sentence fragments Done for emphasis Getting on my nerves Time after time In an overly ramatic way I How to Disappear don t recall being so aware and irritated by the writing in past books but the jerky style of this one grated on me It intefered with my ability to lose myself in the story and that s a big flaw for me2 The plot lines justidn t hold together There are really two separate tracks in this story one involving the Act Like You Know death of a famous uintuplet think Dionne uints and one involving the continuing politics and corruption that Gamache has fought against in the Surete The former was a far interesting story toelve into although the solution to this murder seemed rushed and forced almost an afterthought to the corruption story The second plotline focuses on Gamache s attempts to uncover and counteract an ongoing plot that reaches the highest levels of Canadian government as well as the Surete I found this entire story line to be silly It A Guide to Americas Sex Laws didn t make sense from the very beginning the whole business about the Cree reservation and theam nonsensical it Agewise didn t hang together well and it made me think of a cartoon like Underdog or Powerpuff Girls with an evil genius trying to carry out some nefarious plan so he can take over the world Unfortunately the focus of the second half of the book is mostly on the corruption storyline and it left me shaking my head inisbelief Even the ending is just too much ludicrous not well thought out a too clever by half solution to an bizarre and unbelievable problem3 The character of Gamache is starting to become less real and less believable and of a superhero Everything he oes is perfect he never makes a mistake he is always a gentleman and noble and patient and wonderful in every way Could it be Mary Sue syndrome No one could ever be that one sided and perfect and it makes him seem like some fantasy superhero rather than a genuine human being especially in the context of this novel where he must eal with so many challenges Other characters the imperfect ones like Nichol were much believable and compelling4 The ending was just too pat and perfect from an emotional standpoint as well as a plot standpoint5 #THE BOOK IS LESS OF A POLICE PROCEDURAL BECOMING #book is less of a police procedural becoming a thriller with the corruption storyline I hope Penny goes back to a traditional police procedural in any future books6 I m really really sick of everyone uoting the work of an imaginary poet The same line over and over again ENOUGH ALREADY 45 starsAfter the misery of the previous book in this series I am happy to report that it was a one time fluke so far and Penny is now back to her usual wonderful writing in this book I m also going to keep saying this until I turn blue in the face if you aren t reading this series you are missing out Gamache is both broken and forceful than we have ever seen him before The case being investigated is inspired by a real life event that even I an American knew about which was a pleasant surprise I like the artistic license Penny used to portray their story in a new way Also the cast of characters from Three Pines are again part of the story and their involvement towards the end was heartwarming funny and emotional in turns Speaking of
THAT ENDING I idn t see any of it coming including the reveal the hard choice that was made or thatENDING I idn t see any of it coming including the reveal the hard choice that was made or that of sorts I ll be interested to see where things go from here with so many changes on the horizonFYI this series MUST be read in order to really enjoy it fully Which is no hardship because all the earlier books are great minus 8 What a wonderful book This is my introduction to the Chief Inspector Gamache series I listened to the audiobook narrated by Ralph Cosham and really enjoyed his French Canadian accent His voice made the listening experience that much better Louise Penny s eccentric characters in the village of Three Pines make such an interesting story I m looking forward to starting this series from the beginning to learn about the background of the charactersHow The Light Gets In is one of the finest books I have read in the crimemystery gendre A Anthropology as Cultural Critique definite 5 out of 5 stars 5 Anyone who placed himself within Ruth s orbit and certainly within her walls and wasn t prepared forementia had only himself to blame What often came as a surprise to people was that the Anyone dementia would be theirs not Ruth s She remained sharp if not clear I must first acknowledge the irascible foul mouthed old poet simply because I was so glad she s still in the picture book township of Three Pines At its heart is a village green surrounded by houses of allifferent kinds in a communication blackspot which frustrates those addicted to screens but offers respite for those who are harried by urgent beeping notificationsMyrna the colourful owner of the bookshop library insists Ruth who borrows books has asked for help when her former client and friend hasn t turned up as intended for a Christmas visit Myrna is a retired psychologist and she s sure Constance was Going To Reveal A Secret That Has to reveal a secret that has her forever She contacts her and my favourite Canadian etective Armand Gamache Chief Inspector of Homicide of the S ret u u Christmas is approaching and in uébec it's a time of Boggs dazzling snowfalls bright lights and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûretée uébec Most of his best agents have left or been transferred out of the Homicide Department; his old friend and lieutenant Jean Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months; and hostile forces are lining up against him When .