Monday, June 3, 2013

The Brutal Telling

Title: 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

ISBN: 9781433297113

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.

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