The ingenious, sinister new novel in the internationally bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series.
In the green depths of spring, morning breaks on a woman splayed in a bed of flowers her eyes wide, her neck broken.
Her death is a mystery; so is the woman herself. But as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team peer into the dark corners of the victim's past, they expose a secret that rots at the very heart of their community - a secret that will implicate someone they've trusted for years.
And as Gamache knows too well, in the flickering shadows of death, the truth may be just a trick of the light.
A thoroughly compelling read with plenty of twists, and suspects appearing around every bend - Woman's Way Ireland
A truly gripping tale - Candis
Peeny unravels the mystery with consummate characterisation and elegant plotting - Good Book Guide
Louise Penny is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted the Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.