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A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
by Louise Penny

Published: 2019-08-27
Hardcover : 448 pages
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“‘A Better Man,' with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” ?Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

"Enchanting... one of his most ennobling missions." ?Marilyn Stasio, New York ...

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“‘A Better Man,' with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” ?Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

"Enchanting... one of his most ennobling missions." ?Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel 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 turmoil 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 daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught 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 next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review), 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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  "A really great series about a really great inspector!"by thewanderingjew (see profile) 08/30/19

A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines Series, Book 15, Louise Penny, author; Robert Bathurst, narrator
I love Louise Penny’s books about Inspe
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  "a better man"by Carolynr (see profile) 08/30/19

I still can't believe at book # 15 I'm still enthralled with this series . Once again I think this was an excellent story. You get to the end and start to rush to read because you want to know what... (read more)

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