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Jul 29, 2021
Started July 27/21, finished July 29/21
Jul 10, 2021FunnyPenny1 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I made the mistake of starting at the end of the series. As a result, I really had no investment in any of the characters. The plot is extremely convoluted. Penny also uses a plot device which irritates me no end. She drops a big leaden…
May 03, 2021ShastaCat rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Though I love Louise Penny's books, I could not get into this story or enjoy the characters.
Apr 29, 2021fred98115 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The Ganache family gather in Paris where Armand's son and daughter live. After dining with his godfather, Stephen Horowitz, they see him struck by a car in an attempted murder. Thus begins a tale of powerful, corrupt people that draw in…
Mar 30, 2021kathybibus rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Not her best but was a good read. Not sure why the "F" word was used so much. I did love Idola being introduced and actually loved that Stephen was a surprise in the ending.
Mar 21, 2021cherylhannah rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
All of her books about the Gamaches are great--but I found this one really a fantastic read! I read ALOT, and this is the first time I've actually taken the time to write a review. I'm not going to give away anything about this story,…
Mar 05, 2021dipity rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Always a pleasure to read, enjoyed the Paris setting
Feb 20, 2021rwinters70 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I truly loved the book until the end. I thought the ending was so unrealistic and didn't think the author needed to make it "all better" for her readers. I still enjoyed all the characters, the settings and this one had a lot of action.
Feb 19, 2021librarianatlarge rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Not my favourite book of hers. I found it rather boring and had to push myself to finish. The plot was far-fetched. She didn't make Paris sound very interesting and I rather missed the Canadian setting.
Feb 09, 2021
Jan 20, 2021pcmac444 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is my favourite Louise Penny book! While interesting at first, I found it tedious in her other books to be spending so much time in Three Pines with all of its 'colourful' characters. I particularly got tired of reading page after…
Jan 20, 2021Memawrayne rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book as much as her others, but I missed the village of Three Pines and its collection of interesting characters. Thank heavens they came back!!
Dec 31, 2020volare rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Another gem from Louise Penny! This time the setting is Paris as the Gamache family tries to unravel a mystery. Danger and mayhem ensue.
Dec 31, 2020Grandma007 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is her best book in a while. I thought the plot got a bit muddled when Stephen Horowitz was denounced as a collaborator. After that the plot sort of ran away from the author. Lots of Armand's family history is shared with the…
Dec 30, 2020samsue rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Set in Paris, the story has a surprise ending and plenty of tension throughout the book. The only thing I find unbelievable is that Armand and Jean-Guy would be able to take part in an investigation in France. Nevertheless, a really good…
Dec 23, 2020dtroutman rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
It's bittersweet to finish the latest Gamache book. I have loved every one of them. when it started out transported to France, I was wondering if Lousie Penny could make up for leaving all of the 3 Pines characters at home. She did and…
Dec 22, 2020
This is the first of the author’s books I attempted to read. I gave up less than 10% of the way in the book. There are so many characters that I could not keep up. I would have needed to create a spreadsheet to understand who was who. …
Dec 16, 2020DanglingConversations rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Excellent writing and gripping plot, as usual. Two flaws. Daniel's hatred of his father, Gamache, is unrealistic in an adult son who had two strong parents and a stable middle class family life. Suggesting Daniel could be so damaged…
Dec 08, 2020librarysrgr8 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This latest Armand Gamache novel will not disappoint fans. Kudos to Louise Penny. And once you've finished the book, take time to read the Acknowledgements, they're heartwarming.
Nov 28, 2020chilligal rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Not quite as enjoyable as the previous Gamache books. Maybe too many characters to keep track of? I found it took me much longer to read than usual, but that may be because I am now in my 80s. I was pleased that it ended in three Pines.
Nov 22, 2020GrandCru rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Good plot. I did suspect a couple of red herrings that were thrown in. A somewhat ‘Hollywood’ ending. I’ve been in Paris a few times so enjoyed reading about the familiar places, including the Rodin garden. Looking forward to be back…
Nov 19, 2020
Found in the AARP magazine
Nov 14, 202021221018293347 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I always have the same comments for Louise Penny's books. This time: here it is all over again, in Paris. Marvelous characters, new mystery. You will not go wrong with any of the Armand Gamache series.
Nov 12, 2020Hillsboro_JeanineM rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Another great Gamache mystery! Penny does not disappoint. This one is set in the Marais neighborhood of Paris which I love.
Nov 08, 2020dkoa rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Louise Penny does it again. It may be set in Paris but all the characters are so human and flawed and kind and brave. I love them. How does she come up with a suspenseful plot each time, each story fresh? I couldn't put the book down.…