Five-star Review of The Cruelest Month (An Inspector Gamache Mystery) by Louise Penny
Three Pines is a special place. The atmospheric small town in Quebec is again the scene of a murder and Gamache and his team are assigned to the case, except there’s a snake ready to betray him. Penny populates the story with the usual Three Pines inhabitants with a few additions, each one with his or her secrets. Secrets are at the heart of the story. The murder occurred at an abandoned (and some said haunted) house on the hill during a séance. The writing is inspired, literate and full of philosophical musings. Gamache is unlike other detectives, public or private, on many levels.