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How the Light Gets in

Penny, Louise (Audiobook CD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How the Light Gets in
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Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him.
Authors: Penny, Louise
Title: How the light gets in
[sound recording]
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (15 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 15:00:00.
Summary: Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him.
Local Note: 15 16 33 53 76 79 97 118 122 133 148 149 152 172 173 175 193 198 211 216 222 242 243 244 245 263 264 276
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph
ISBN: 9781427233011
Statement of Responsibility: Louise Penny
Performers: Read by Ralph Cosham.
Subject Headings: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) Fiction. Police Québec (Province) Fiction. Missing persons Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Audiobooks.
Topical Term: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character)
Police
Missing persons
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Aug 17, 2014
  • billmacrotarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This series entry brings to a conclusion the narrative that began in Bury Your Dead. Inspector Gamache has two cases to solve. One case is the murder of the last remaining quintuplet born during the depression. The quintuplets are modeled on the Dionne quintuplets with a similar story except for the murder. The second case involves a plot being led by Gamache’s corrupt superior. I figured out who murdered the quint and there were a few non-sequiturs but it’s a fitting conclusion to the quartet within the series. I listened to the audio version which was well read except for the mispronunciation of “Rocket Richard”.

Love every "Gamache" book, every character seems plausible, not just a "who done it" but a true study on personalities and human nature.

Feb 08, 2014
  • jenzbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love Ralph Cosham as Gemache. In this book he sounds weary and sad, but still kind. Even at the (seeming) end of his career he chooses new protégés to mentor. Penny's stories are immersive and hard to stop thinking about even after you finish reading them.

Dec 27, 2013
  • Cdnbookworm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This novel in the series featuring Armand Gamache is set in the days leading up to Christmas. Armand's wife has travelled to France where his son's family now lives and Armand will be going there just before the holiday.
At work, Armand's supporters seem to be dwindling. With his loyal officers in the homicide department being transferred away and new officers that don't respect him forming the majority of his department, Isabelle Lacoste is one of the only officers who still has his back. Armand badly misses his old right hand man Jean-Guy Beauvoir who blames Gamache for abandoning him and has sunk into an addiction that is destroying him.
When Gamache is sent a message asking for advice from his friend Myrna Landers in the village of Three Pines, he decides to take the time to travel to the village and get away from the city. Myrna is worried about a friend of hers who was supposed to arrive the day before but hasn't, yet when Gamache asks for information on this friend, Myrna is reluctant to reveal the woman's name. When she finally does, Gamache finds that this woman was once famous around the world, but has been largely out of the news in many years, living under another name than her own. As Gamache digs into the woman's past, he finds he has to go back to her childhood to discover the motivations behind her fate.
It is in Three Pines that Gamache feels safe, but is that feeling of safety an illusion created by the lack of data signals and its cozy atmosphere, or is it really a haven for Gamache and his supporters.
This book continues the threat to Gamache that begin to appear several books ago, coming to an intense and dramatic head that will change everything, not only for Gamache and his family, but also his friends, and perhaps even Quebec itself.
A real page-turner.

Oct 25, 2013
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Some great characters in this series. Those who have enjoyed her previous books will love this one. Narration was good.

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