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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - The Nature of the Beast



This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published.  It's hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Louise Penny is a favorite author of mine, maybe my most favorite.  Her mysteries set in Three Pines, a village in Quebec, are always anticipated, read quickly, and then maybe read again.  At this point, there are 10 books in the series and the 11th will be published in the late summer.  Armand Gamache is the protagonist and he is now retired from his Chief Inspector duties with the Surete' du Quebec.  He and his wife have moved to Three Pines, the place that is not on any map and that is only discovered when it is needed by an individual.  It's a sort of Shangri-la, a Brigadoon, a refuge from the storms of life.....but, there are also dark things that lurk.  There always have been, for if one is in a refuge, the edges harbor monsters.  My book for this week:




Publication Date:  August 25th

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.

24 comments:

  1. Ooh, this sounds so good! And the more that it's Louise Penny's!

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  2. This series is on my TBR list. I must get started soon!

    My WoW: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/04/waiting-on-wednesday-truth-according-to.html

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    1. It's a good one. The first book is Still LIfe.

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  3. Oh, I recently discovered the joy of this author in Still Life, and hope to enjoy more. The character Armand Gamache was also in that book. Can't wait, now!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. This is a series, Laurel-Rain and so Armand Gamache appears in all of them. They are so good - I think anyway. :-)

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  4. Seems I've read one of this series, before.

    And this one, certainly sounds deliciously scary. ,-))))

    Is it "proper" to say, "deliciously scary"??? LOL.

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    1. I think it's entirely proper to say 'deliciously scary'. :-)

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  5. Love the way it sounds. I hadn't heard of this author before. Adding it to my ever growing TBR list. Thanks!

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    1. If you like mysteries, Louise Penny's books are very good. Thanks for coming by, Laura.

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  6. I hope you like the book! Check out my WoW!

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  7. I literally sighed with relief that your WoW is an author I already want to read! Louise Penny just recently landed on my radar and I can't wait to try the series. I'm not sure why it took me so long to find her.

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    1. I've had that happen before - a new discovery of a mystery author that has been around for a while. Hope you'll try Louise's books. The first is Still Life.

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  8. Great choice! This is the first I've heard of this one but it sounds rather interesting.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Krystianna!

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  9. I love the Three Pines series and am eagerly awaiting this one!

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    1. So looking forward to this one. It sounds so interesting.

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  10. I need to give this series another chance
    I've read/listened to the first 2 and wasn't overly impressed, but maybe the 3rd time will be a charm.

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    1. It's OK. You don't have to love her books like I do. Just not your thing. Not every book speaks to every person. You've made a valiant effort. :-)

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  11. I vowed I would start this series this year. Must do!

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    1. The first book is Still Life. Just in case. LOL

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