The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Penny, Louise
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Publisher: Minotaur
Published: July 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.
Review Quote*Three Pines again proves no refuge in Penny's stellar [ The Nature of the Beast ]… fans will delight in [her] continued complex fleshing out of characters they have come to love. - Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed) "[M]agical… .Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper - and often ugly - layers, always doing so with a direct but compassionate hand." - Kirkus Reviews (starred) "More than a simple mystery, Penny's novel peels away the emotional and psychological layers of the inhabitants of Three Pines." - Library Journal (starred)
Biographical NoteLOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of ten previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.