- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Minotaur Books; Signed copy edition (Aug. 27 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312655479
- ISBN-13: 978-0312655471
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 621 g
- Average Customer Review: 158 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Hardcover – Aug 27 2013
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“A magnificent writer who deftly and sympathetically explores the dark desires, pains and joys of the human heart in each immaculately-crafted tale she writes.” ―Cleveland Plain Dealer on How the Light Gets In
“Masterful...Once again, Penny impressively balances personal courage and faith with heartbreaking choices and monstrous evil.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred) on How the Light Gets In
“Penny has always used setting to support theme brilliantly, but here she outdoes herself, contrasting light and dark, innocence and experience, goodness and evil both in the emotional lives of her characters and in the way those characters leave their footprints on the landscape. Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel.” ―Booklist (starred) on How the Light Gets In
“Highly recommended for mystery lovers, readers who enjoy character-driven mysteries, and those who like seeing good triumph and evil get its just desserts.” ―Library Journal (starred) on How the Light Gets In
“Three Pines, with its quirky tenants, and luminous insights into trust and friendship...will hook readers and keep them hooked.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred) on How the Light Gets In
“Penny writes with grace and intelligence about complex people struggling with complex emotions. But her great gift is her uncanny ability to describe what might seem indescribable – the play of light, the sound of celestial music, a quiet sense of peace.” ―New York Times Book Review
“Gorgeous writing…fresh and fully realized.” ―The Washington Post on The Beautiful Mystery
“Penny proves again that she is one of our finest writers.” ―People on A Trick of the Light
About the Author
LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.
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Brilliantly written Louise keeps you guessing to the very dramatic suspenseful end. I still get shivers when I follow them back to Three Pines for the climax holding my breath the whole time. I cried like a baby when I got to the end. A definite must read if you love suspense and intrigue but don't do what I did and start in the middle, find the first book and enjoy these incredibly well written mysteries
Now, I don't give these a 5, just for a few little details: as a Quebecer, I've raised the occasional eyebrow at what I (mistakenly or not) have deemed to be errors in factual information, as well as in some of the French translations. And some of the leaps in logic and rationale seem a bit stretched. And I have occasionally found the books a tad repetitive. Yet, these are insignificant details, as these are novels, not documentaries, and, I've had to admit to myself, for the most part, I can use the repetition, as I would probably get a bit lost without it.
These small negatives are, to me, by far overshadowed by: the familiarity of the Quebec setting, the time we spend with the characters taking in the beauty of their surroundings, eating wonderful meals, and enjoying the company of good people. Who are caught up in a battle against a shadowy evil. Do I cross a line if I say the series has a bit of a Tolkienesque vibe? I adored "The Lord of the Rings" for the beauty of its world, and the depth, kindness, imperfection, and camaraderie of its characters. And so I adore these books. Maybe I should give them a 5.
Love the nod to Mr Cohen, RIP
Oh, and please, can anyone tell me how to get to Three Pines? I want to go live there.
The characters are believable and come to life in the book! You definitely root for Armand through all his trials and tribulations. Well done!
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