11/20/09

THE CRUELEST MONTH by Louise Penny


Read: Nov 18 - 20
Source: Public Library
Category: Followers
Pages: 387


Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to the village of Three Pines when Madeleine Favreau apparently dies of fright during a séance at the old Hadley house. The psychic holding the séance was on vacation in the small village but was that a coincidence or planned?

As Gamache gets deeper into the search for Madeleine's killer (she had been given poison) he must also face the consequences of his actions in his previous case against the popular head of the Sûreté du Québec for heinous crimes. His family is attacked in the newspapers and his son arrested in Paris as he works to clear not only his name but also solve the murder.

The book is filled with descriptions that draw you in and characters that make you want to meet them in reality with deeper and deeper characterizations. Subtly Penny weaves the details and grabs you by the throat until you can't put down the book until you know the answers to the questions that have you on the edge of your seat.

2 comments:

Fiona Robyn said...

Hello Cheli – I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch. I wondered if your blog was free on the 1st of March next year? I’m a British author and a fellow Bookblogs member and my next novel, Thaw, will be published online next year after its physical publication. I wanted to invite you to participate in my Blogsplash - there’s more information at http://www.fionarobyn.com/thawblogsplash.htm.
Thanks for listening!

Kaye said...

Hi Cheli, just popping in to wish you and your family a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day!

Great review on Louise Penny's book. The only one I read was the Brutal Telling and I plan to read more of her books. I love her writing style.