The tenth atmospheric and ingenious crime novel in the Three Pines series, featuring the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.
'Compelling . . . An original voice' PETER JAMES
There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.
Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings.
Clara Morrow's husband is missing. When he fails to come home on the first anniversary of their separation, as promised, Clara asks the only person she trusts to try and find him: former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache.
As Gamache journeys further into the case, he is drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Peter Morrow, a man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist that he would sell his soul. As Gamache gets closer to the truth, he uncovers a deadly trail of jealousy and deceit. Can Gamache bring Peter, and himself, home safely? Or in searching for answers, has he placed himself, and those closest to him, in terrible danger?
Ten million readers.
One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.
'Penny twists and turns the plot, expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery' DAILY EXPRESS
Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery - Daily Express
Clever, full of twists and turns . . . wonderfully satisfying - Kate Mosse
Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time - Metro
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.