Glass Houses

Glass Houses

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 13

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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"...the events in GLASS HOUSES challenge Gamache's conscience unlike any of the previous audiobooks, with Bathurst prying open the hero's heart and soul and laying it bare for listeners to experience at a visceral level." — Audiofile Magazine

AN AUGUST 2017 LibraryReads PICK!

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.

Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment.

In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping audiobook, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.


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Apr 30, 2020

I had previously read one or two "Inspector Banks" books and had found them to be quite enjoyable for reading leisure. Being cooped up here recently, I was looking for something to enjoy and pass the time by, and to my delight, this story definitely fit the bill.

The story as well as the character development were very well done. The book begins a little slow and mundane, but rapidly intensifies as Inspector Banks is confronted with more challenging investigations which may or may not be all part by the same people. As the story escalates, you become more deeply engaged in each and every character.

Peter Robinson adds social and personal dilemmas to the story which add to the story and make it more engaging.

If you enjoy investigative stories and are looking for a story just to pass the time and enjoy, this book fits the bill.

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