Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Trick of the Light

Title: A Trick of the Light

Author: Louise Penny ; Read by Ralph Cosham (IMDB) (AudioFile)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache / Three Pines Mystery, Bk 7

ISBN: 9781427213204

Length: 9 discs; 13 hours

Obtained: Library copy

Why this book?:

It's the next in the series.  There's another coming out soon and I hope to catch up.


There's been another murder in Three Pines.  In Clara Morrow's garden, no less.  But does it have something to do with art?  Something to do with Clara?  Or is it something else altogether?

So this book addresses the subject of addiction.  You may know by now that addiction is not a favorite topic.  It bothers and frustrates me on so many levels.

But of course addiction isn't the only topic of discussion in this book.  Also brought out are faith, hope, change, jealousy, despair, relationships.  Really when it comes to the span of human emotions, characteristics, and conditions, Louise Penny seems to hit most of them.

Anyway, regarding the characters...

Peter and Clara are having a rough time, but I have hope for them.

Olivier is adjusting to being free and back in Three Pines.  And it is an adjustment for him and everyone around him.

And Beauvoir.  Oh Beauvoir.  Why'd he have to be like that?  Why's he have to go from being a favorite to what he is in this book.  I was so aggravated with his character in this book.

Anyway, I've already started the next book, The Beautiful Mystery.


  1. This was my least favourite I think. Oh Beauvior sums it up I think! I was actually quite tired of Three Pines during this book, something I never thought I'd say! But the next two are so very brilliant. Hope you're enjoying The Beautiful Mystery so far!

    1. Yes, I'd have to say this rates as a possible least favorite in this series. I don't know for sure if I can give it that title though.

      I'm enjoying A Beautiful Mystery so far. I've heard it ends in a cliffhanger, so I'm glad How the Light Gets In is already out.

      And I just got to hear Louise Penny speak! And that was so interesting and informative and all that.


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