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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A little peek at Louise Penny's next book - The Nature of the Beast


Louise Penny's next Three Pines/Gamache book will be released on August 25, 2015 by Minotaur Books.  Today, she shared a glimpse into this 11th book in her series, and I am so intrigued and excited!  I'm thinking that maybe this is Ruth's book.  Lovely.  Here's the little peek:


Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.

And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet.

And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here.

A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back.

Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.

18 comments:

  1. I've only read the first book of this series and enjoyed it so much. I love her writing style and her characters. So excited that she has a new book out soon! I need to catch up on this series!!

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  2. Oh, I'm so glad to hear about the plot. I had a hunch that Ruth might be featured in a future book. She played a larger role in the last book. I probably have an unnatural love for this author and her books, but they're just so good. In the next year or so I may have to do a re-read.

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    1. I hear you, Margot. I've done that myself or rather, I listened to them on audio as a re-read. It was so nice.

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  3. I can't wait! Ruth is my favorite character--her curmudgeonly wit and eccentricities are always a highlight!

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    1. Yes, I agree. And, of course, Rosa. :-)

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  4. I've heard that this series is so good. I really need to make a point to try the first book.

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    1. I love this series, Darlene. My recommendation - read it! LOL

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  5. I have enjoyed many of her books and especially read the most recent ones. I am looking forward to this one too.

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    1. I think I know what I'll be doing in late August. LOL

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  6. Kay, I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. I'm not sure if you've been nominated for this before but you can find all the information here in my blog post at (http://mountainrhinestones.blogspot.com/2015/02/versatile-blogger-award.html)

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  7. This look so good! I'm really looking forward to it, and it will be nice to be back in Three Pines again.

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  8. Oh that sounds so good. I love a good book where reality might not be all it seems to be. Thanks for sharing it! Added to my TBR.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Laura. This book is one of a series, just so you know. :-)

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  9. Ruth Zardo is such a great character isn't she? I am a bit behind on this series so I need to catch up!

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    1. Ruth is quite the character for sure. And that duck!!

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