The Brutal Telling
Author: Louise Penny; Read by Ralph Cosham (linked to Facebook)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery aka Three Pines Mystery, Bk 5
Length: 11 discs ; 13 1/2 hours
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book: It was the next in the series.
So this time the story is set around Labor (Labour) Day. That's right, we're talking September. I cannot seem to get on track with this series!
A man is found dead in the Bistro, and nothing but questions surround him. Who is he? Who killed him? What's the weapon? Why was he killed? Where was he killed?
I don't know what to say for this one, overall. Partially because I don't want to give the story away and most of my impressions are about big things. Partially because I made the mistake of reading some poor - mediocre reviews on Goodreads before writing this, and I've got other people's reactions and impressions in my head.
Personally, I enjoyed the book. I like the writing style. I like Gamache. And I'm always interested to "see" more of the residents of Three Pines. As for the mystery, it was really a question of faith (and I don't mean the religious type). How much do you believe in the characters you've met and grown to "know" throughout the series? There was a story/legend/myth attached to this mystery. It was interesting, but personally I would have preferred to hear it all at once instead of broken into pieces throughout the story.
I look forward to listening to the next book, Bury Your Dead.