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The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
  

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There is a mystery and a killing but they are almost incidental to the beautifully told story of a missing man, Peter. Those familiar with this series will enjoy being back in Three Pines, Canada. Those new need not fear, you can start here and then enjoy the rest. They feature retired police officer Armand Gamache who here is approached by an old friend to find her artist husband. We go from art college to Rome, Venice, Scotland and back to Toronto as the mystery thickens. With beautiful descriptions of the area round the St Laurence River and Three Pines, and its effect on anyone lucky enough to go there, this is in part a love story with many a twist.

If you like Louise Penny you might also like to read books by Peter Robinson, Fred Vargas and Stephen Booth.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. After a particularly traumatizing case, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide, has retired to the peaceful village of Three Pines. Clara Morrow, friend and fellow resident of Three Pines, is disquieted when her husband, Peter, fails to return on the first anniversary of their separation. After much heart-searching she approaches Armand for his help. As the plot unfolds, the reader is drawn into the fascinating and competitive working of the art world where jealousy and deceit are rife. Will Armand be able to overcome the threat from past wounds as he journeys further into Quebec as he searches for Peter, or has he placed himself in danger? This is a crime novel that is rich in atmosphere with a fascinating array of characters that enhance a plot of great suspense and ingenuity.
~ Alison Smith

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Synopsis

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

Former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache, has found a peace he'd never imagined possible, away from the front line of the police and in the tranquil village of Three Pines. But when his friend Clara Morrow asks for help, he can't bring himself to refuse her, despite the old wounds it threatens to re-open. Clara's husband, Peter, is missing, having failed to come home on the first anniversary of their separation, as promised. As Gamache journeys further into Quebec, he is drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Peter Morrow, a man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist that he would sell his soul. As Gamache gets closer to the truth, he uncovers a deadly trail of jealousy and deceit. Can Gamache bring Peter, and himself, home safely? Or in searching for answers, has he placed himself, and those closest to him, in terrible danger ...From number one New York Times bestselling author, Louise Penny, comes an evocative, immersive novel brimming with atmosphere and heart-stopping suspense -- her most ingenious novel to date.

Reviews

Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both * Peter James * Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with * Metro * Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both * Peter James * As always, Penny dexterously combines suspense with psychological drama, overlaying the whole with an all-powerful sense of landscape as a conduit to meaning . . . Another gem from the endlessly astonishing Penny * Booklist * The emotional depth accessed here is both a wonder and a joy to uncover . . . Gamache's 10th outing culminates in one breathless encounter, and readers may feel they weren't prepared for this story to end * Kirkus Reviews *


About the Author

Louise Penny

Louise Penny has worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with expertise in hard news and current affairs. She lives in Quebec with her husband and their two golden retrievers.

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Publication date

26th August 2014

Author

Louise Penny

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780751552645

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