Well done, Louise Penny. This was another great read in the Three Pines series.
This book started off slowly and I thought I was going to be disappointed - that's not how it turned out. I really loved it.
Its the third in the series and we meet some new residents of Three Pines as well as old friends. Easter has come and the villagers are organising an egg hunt for the children. For the adults, things take a spooky turn when they organise a séance with a visiting psychic/witch called Jeanne. They go up to the old Hadley House to contact the dead. This was very well done and believable and someone actually ends up dead.
Inspector Gamache and his team turn up to try to find out who did it.
In this book, we get the whole story about the sordid Arnot affair and Gamache's part in it (this story begins in book 1 and 2).
His team will each be tested to the full - their loyalties, their rivalries, their belief in him. Gamache will find out a horrible truth and his life will be changed forever. This Arnot story plays out alongside the day to day worries and concerns amongst the villagers and the hunt for the killer.
It made a very enjoyable read. In places I laughed out loud. In the closing passages I didn't let my own family to interrupt me because the pages were so tense and so emotional. Well done, Louise Penny.
(P.S. You can check out all my 2019 book reviews - here)
Ann Girdharry is an Award winning author of the Kal Medi crime thriller series.
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