How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny #BookReview #Mystery #mgtab



The #1 New York Times Bestseller

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen


Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it’s a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn’t spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna’s reluctance to reveal her friend’s name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna’s friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?
How the Light Gets In is the ninth Chief Inspector Gamache Novel from Louise Penny.
One of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013
One of The Washington Post‘s Top 10 Books of the Year
An NPR Best Book of 2013


Read an excerpt HERE

Buy Link: Amazon




LOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

My Review

This is the continuing story of Chief Inspector Gamache and the Sureté of Montreal, Quebec. Louise Penny draws us into a world of corruption, mistrust, murder, and greed by painting scenes with amazing visuals and characterizations you won’t soon forget.

I was especially drawn to the charming village of Three Pines and the eccentric, funny, sentimental people who live there. There were many moments that left me crying (wait until you read about the duck!) and others that left me going ah…

Ms. Penny creates a thirty year old trail of deceit and murder on two different storylines that will leave the reader unable to set the book down until the very last page.

I love stories that take what you think you know and turns it on its ear. This is one of those books. I will certainly be reading more from this talented writer!


I give How The Light Gets In 5 lovely kisses! One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time!


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