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SUMMARY A Better Man

Oss the province In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache pleading for help in finding his 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 a daughter of his own he finds himself developing a profound and perhaps unwise empathy for her distraught fatherIncreasingly hounded by the uestion ho. 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 has disappeared which is unusual in itself as it is not known if she is dead 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 too far fetched for meAnd why does Clara s art all of a sudden need to get panned by the critics And the floodWhat did warm my heart was the author s dedication Louise Penny dedicated this book to her dog Bishop She and her husband first brought home a golden retriever named Bonnie after their honeymoon Penny let s us understand that her husband Michael wanted nothing to do with dogs but found him cradling their new pup in his arms and the dog was his forever After Michael was diagnosed with dementia years later their golden Trudy passed away Her husband keep looking for their dog A friend brought over an old golden named Bishop who lived with them for 14 years till he died Bishop s death occurred while Louise Penny was writing this book A touching tribute3 out of 5 stars

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W would you feel he resumes the searchAs the rivers rise and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler a body is discovered And in the tumult mistakes are madeIn the next novel in this constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves The New York Times Book Review Gamache must face a horrific possibility and a burning uestion What would you do if your child's killer walked fr. Our date 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 dose 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 itself didn t really grow much in intensity for me Armand continued to struggle The people of Three Pines were thrown into turmoil because Clara s paintings are getting bad reviews And I uickly guessed what was meant to be a not so obvious resolution to the missing person plotBut for true fans of Louise Penny like me the plot is often beside the point As usual Armand his family his colleagues and his neighbours make up for any plot weaknesses It s hard not to be enthralled by these deep feeling and thinking characters who are also euipped with a good sense of humour and a love for the good things in life Despite the murders and carnage Louise Penny presents an inspiring and warm world view of human connections I can t believe I just wrote that sentence but I can t think of any other way to express itBut because this was not my favourite of Penny s books I thought I should probably be fair and give it 4 stars rather than my usual 5 stars And then I read her afterword and I knew I couldn t rate this one any less than 5 stars Penny explains why she named one of the dogs in the book Fred which made me teary Then she explained that these books are about community About love and belonging And the great gift of friendship Indeed So the afterword pulled me over the 5 star line not for the first time and it s another five stars for me Because despite the plot s weaknesses these are the feelings I walk away with each year after I finish Penny s latest offeringSo goodbye for now Armand I hope you re planning something good for next year In the meantime enjoy your family and friends and don t get into too much trouble Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for giving me access to an advance copy

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Catastrophic spring flooding blistering attacks in the media and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du uébec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise PennyIt's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department a job he temporarily shares with his previous second in command Jean Guy Beauvoir Floodwaters are rising acr. Everytime I start reading a Louise Penny novel I am confronted with a dilemma Do I read it uickly because really I don t want to put it down or do I read it slowly because I don t want it to end How does she do 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 day with an outstanding difficult to solve mystery The issues of climate change abuse and the 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 many depths 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


10 thoughts on “A Better Man

  1. says:

    Everytime I start reading a Louise Penny novel I am confronted with a dilemma Do I read it uickly because really I don't want to put it down or do I read it slowly because I don't want it to end? How does she do 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 day with an outstanding difficult to solve

  2. says:

    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 demoted by those spineless self serving and ambitious wanting to b

  3. says:

    In the midst of a threat from devastating Spring floods Vivienne Godin 25 and pregnant is missing her father is frantic and her drunken abusive husband Carl Tracey is suspected at having a hand in her disappearance As the f

  4. says:

    I was SO disappointed 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 down Her writing style seemed to change and this book is filled with sentences Broken up I

  5. says:

    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 Sûreté

  6. says:

    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 has disappeared which is unusual in itself as it is not known if she is d

  7. says:

    Just returned from my annual visit to Montreal and Three Pines Sadly it only took a day but I met all my old friends again and caught up on al

  8. says:

    Our date 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 dose 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

  9. says:

    In this 15th book in the 'Chief Inspector Armand Gamache' series the detective is once again set to become Head of Homicide of the S

  10. says:

    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 didn't like this book as much as I had hoped I know that different r