A Better Man

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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 Surete du Quebec in the latest ovel by# 1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

It '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. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the struggle a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter.

As 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 aughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her estrange father.

Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel ..., he resumes the search.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.

In the ext book in this " constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves " ( New York Times Book eview), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question.

What would you do if your child 's killer walked free?
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Published August 27th 2019 by Minotaur Books
Original Title of the Book
A Better Man
Number of Pages
417
Asin
B07NTMH6DR

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gave it

In the aftermat of a threat from devastating Spring floods, Vivienne Godin, 25 and pregnant, is missing, her cousi is frantic, and her drunken, abusive husband, Carl Tracey, is suspected at having a hand in her disappearance.

And somehow I missed the ignificance of the flooding.It pains me to do this but it ’ s time for me and Armand to part ways.

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This mont, the coup de grace, A Better an. My distaste for Louise Penny and her creation of Three Pines and its inhabitants -- around which I built a wonderful vacation last year, traveling a great distance to get to know the eastern townships ( highly recommended!) -- is so high that I offer these suggestions from my heart.

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It makes reading a book so very interesting because we can view divergent opinions and ways of looking at hings.

I did like the last section of the storie which really did show the investigative process we so often saw in all the variou essay in this series.

So, I walk away with a ess than a positive view of this ook, knowing full well that so many have and will love this story.

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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 year.I found this year ’ s dose of Louise Penny got off to a slowe start.

( I can ’ t believe I just wrote that sentence, but I can ’ t hink of any other way to express it.) But because this was not my favorit of Penny ’ s publication, I thought I should probably be fair and give it 4 stars rather than my usual 5 stars.

Because, despite the plot ’ s eaknesses, these are the feelings I walk away with each year after I finish Penny ’ s latest offering.So, goodbye for now, Armand.

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This explosive series, set in rural uebec, gives not only the feelin of a wonderful mystery but also hones in on all things Canadian.

A onderful addition to this stellar series, ure to keep fans wanting more.

Recommended to those who have loved Armand Gamache from the early Three Pines days, as well as readers who enjoy police procedurals with a Canadian flavour.

After a major binge of the series last summer, I was forced to wait like the rest of the Penny fans for this newest piece in the Gamache series.

It was well worth the wait, though I know Penny has had some personal issues, which makes the publication of this piece even more worthwhil.

Penny has a wonderful handle on the series, even fifteen books in.

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In this book Gamache and his sidekicks, Jean-Guy Beauvoir and Isabelle Lacoste, all get together to find a oman who has disappeared, which is uncommon in itself, as it is not known if she is ead or not.

Louise Penny dedicated this book to her og, Bishop.

A friend brought over an old golden named, Bishop, who lived with them for 14 years till he died.

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