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The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light
On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man’s life.
When a strange key is found in Stephen’s possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d’Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art.
It sends them deep into the secrets Armand’s godfather has kept for decades.
A gruesome discovery in Stephen’s Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized.
Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family.
For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide.
All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis is a nonfiction book by authors Bethany McLean and Joseph Nocera about the 2008 financial crisis. It details how the financial crisis bubbled up from a volatile, and bipartisan, mixture of government meddling and laissez-faire. It concludes it was not an accident, that banks understood the big picture before the crisis happened but continued with bad practices...
The only thing I hate about her books is that I read them too fast because they are just so good. This one proved to be just as good as the rest. She has a way of making the reader feel they are part of the characters. I always feel as if I’m right there with them. This time I traveled to Paris! 55
The best Gamache book I’ve had the pleasure of reading...and I’ve read them all. It is suspenseful, moving, and in the most beautiful of cities, Paris. 55
Love the Inspector Gamache series by author Louise Penny. 55
Superb book! Louise Penny continues to write amazing novels that grab the reader and dont let go until the end. This is one of her best yet! 55
Finished last night and want to start the series over again. Love how Penny brings the reader into the setting making me want to sit in the gardens of Paris or walk the streets in the rain with her characters - because you are sure you would be friends with Marie and Armand! - while the plot twists and surprises making you feel that you almost figured it out! 55
I love these books. I retreat to Three Pines to read them over and again. This book is the culmination of 15 stories in which characters grow, make mistakes, argue, hold grudges, forgive and love. Not enough superlatives for this series. I do think one could read this book as a stand-alone and be more than satisfied, but for me, who has read each of the previous books numerous times, this was a GIFT to the fans without the loss of a step. It is an overused word, but Louise Penny is a MASTER story teller. Thank you, for Gamache and his entire universe. Thank you. 55
Love, love, love her characters! Makes me want to be one. Excellent story. Perfect setting in Paris. Well written. 55