He may be retired to Three Pines, but Chief Inspector Gamache is still very much on the case in Louise Penny’s eleventh novel, THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, which has just received its THIRD starred review!
“A strong sense of place, a multilayered plot, and well-crafted (and for Penny’s fans, familiar) characters combine for a thoughtful, intriguing tale. More than a simple mystery, Penny’s novel peels away the emotional and psychological layers of the inhabitants of Three Pines. Although this book may stand alone, reading the previous titles will give readers context to truly understand and enjoy this latest in the series.” — Library Journal, starred review
“Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper—and often ugly—layers, always doing so with a direct but compassionate hand.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Stellar… Series fans will delight in Penny’s continued complex fleshing out of characters they have come to love.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
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