All the Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
A fantastic story and I highly recommend it.
Inspector Armand Gamache and his family are in Paris visiting Armand's godfather, Stephen. When Stephen suffers a terrible accident, Armand investigates. He is plunged into a murder mystery which spans generations and touches the Resistance during the Second World War and Stephen's part in this.
Daniel, Armand's adult son, and Beauvoir, Armand's second in command, play wonderful and very different roles in the story. Armand's wife also has an important role.
We have a complex plot and wonderful dynamics between the characters as, once again, Armand is faced with the treachery of an ally.
There are some great and atmospheric descriptions of Paris and Paris monuments and museums which added to the enjoyment.
I loved every word and was sorry when the book ended. Highly recommended and, in my view, can easily be read as a stand-alone.
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Kate is a university lecturer and ex-detective. When she discovers a dead body during a diving trip, she is convinced the dead boy did not drown and is suspicious when the police are adamant he did. She takes on the case as a private investigator.
Digging deeper, Kate and her assistant Tristan, discover a trail of strange occurrences around the local reservoir. When a young woman goes missing, things take a turn for the worst.
This is a very well put together story. For me, it lacked the passion and wow factor of Bryndza's Erika Foster series, which I loved. However, I still enjoyed it and I'm pretty convinced most readers who are a fan of this author will like it. For readers who are new to this author, I have to be honest and say this is good but it's not his best.
This is the second book in the Kate Marshall series and can easily be read as a stand-alone.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book. This is my honest review.
I've read the first three books in this series and then I jumped to this one which is number 14.
Just to let you know, it didn't spoil my enjoyment in the slightest.
Inspector Gamache is his usual calm and insightful self and so human in his warm feelings towards others. Beauvoir, Gamache's second in charge, is still slightly jittery and making bad decisions, though he is now married to Gamache's daughter.
Gamache and one of his old friends from Three Pines, are faced with a mystery. They are asked to be executors of a will though neither of them knew the dead person. Or did they?
Then there is a murder.
It's a wonderful story and mixed in is a horrible mess Gamache has got himself in because a whole load of lethal street drugs have got into Canada, thanks to Gamache, and there will soon be young people dropping like flies. With events and people turning against him, can Gamache save the day, and his reputation, from ruin...
This book was so good I didn't want it to end.
Sometimes, with famous books, I'm worried to be disappointed.
I didn't need to be concerned. This one was excellent - subtle, emotional and with the vivid backdrop of war in Afghanistan. We learn of one boy's guilt and his lifelong search for redemption. I loved it.
Deadly Secrets and Deadly Motives. When reader's say great things it makes my day - thank you !
This is a dark and disturbing story in which a number of women, past and present, are subjected to rape.
Some of them are murdered and some of them survive. Will Trent and his police partner Faith, follow the trail of a serial killer. A man was incarcerated eight years ago, but did the real killer go free? When a prison riot leaves one inmate dead, another convict is willing to talk…
Will’s girlfriend, Sara Linton, is the medical examiner and she was involved eight years ago when her then husband, Jeffrey, investigated the original case. What went wrong? Was the wrong man convicted? Did Jeffrey mess up? Is there a copycat out there?
We move between past and present investigations. We see what happened to the women and the ordeal they lived through. A fair amount of this story is drama between Will and Sara, and we are taken back eight years to relive memories of Jeffrey and Sara. I usually don’t like too much romance in crime thrillers and at times I felt a bit bogged down in the angst. But I will forgive the author because the rest of the story is absolutely brilliant.
Great writing, a great plot and I was hanging on every word. Karin Slaughter is my number one crime thriller author and this book shows why.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book. This is my honest review.
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This story follows the lives of several people who live in a cul-de-sac called 4 Riverside Close.
The place is full of secrets. Many of these secrets are logged by an inquisitive old lady, Olive, who watches everyone’s comings and goings. (By the way, Olive turns out to be one of my favourite characters).
A number of women who live at Riverside are bored. They are bored with their lives in general and bored with their sex lives.
A new friendship online site, Join Me, starts advertising at Riverside. Join Me promises visits to museums and zoos but it seems a lot of the women are more interested in finding sex. Jason and Caroline, who also live at Riverside, run Join Me, but do they have a secret agenda? And if so, what is it?
At the start of the book, we know a murder has been committed but we don’t know who has been killed until the end. We also don’t know who the killer is. I had a lot of fun trying to work these two out.
There are women in the book who would kill to protect their secrets and their marriage, there is another woman who is likely going to be killed unless she leaves her abusive husband…
Entertaining and clever, this book will keep you guessing until the end.
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