A Better Man (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #15)

A Better Man (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #15)

by Louise Penny

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Overview

“‘A Better Man,' with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

"Enchanting... one of his most ennobling missions." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter.

As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel…, he resumes the search.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.

In the next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question.

What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250066213
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Series , #15
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 5,343
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month). She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (seven times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

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A Better Man (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #15) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I read this book in less than 12 hours. I couldn't put it down. I love the people of Three Pines. I wish they were real, I wish there was a place like this that everyone had access to. Maybe we do. Ms Penny's books let us access the village and imagine we lived there. All of her books are stand alone, but better read from the start. I hope the journey continues for years to come.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I had forgotten what a pleasure it is to read a really well written book. I have read several good books recently but I really love the character development as well as the puzzles in Penny's books. Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Very good. Kept me guessing until the end.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I have tried to find other mystery novels while waiting for the next Penny story to publish but never found any that came close...to teaching good morals, to withstanding criticism, to providing believable suspense, to celebrating real friendship and love and to celebrating nature! Thanks, LP!
Anonymous 4 months ago
As always, the multiple complex story lines blend seamlessly in and out of the storyline , keeping you on the edge of your seat until all is revealed. I don't like it that Annie and family are going to Paris. I guess it's Daniel 's turn for awhile. At least till the newest grandchild arrives something else will transpire closer to home. Can't wait to see what!
Anonymous 4 months ago
I always think this is the best book Louise Penny has written. Then I read the next one and am astounded by the twists in the story and the ending. This story made me more aware of what my sister (ten years my senior) lived through with her abusive husband. I can only imagine what my parents went through to get her and my 3 nieces and nephew and my sister's unborn child out of his clutches.My sister (now deceased) were not especially close but when she needed me or I needed her we knew we could depend on each other. Thank you for another great read.Karen Daley
Anonymous 3 months ago
I had high hopes when I started reading this book that the Gamache series is back on track, alas this book is terrible, overblown, dragging. And again we have to go back to the episode of previous events. Frankly I stopped buying these books. I gave 3 stars instead of 2 as I used to be fond of the series
Anonymous 3 months ago
Thank you to Louise Penny for another brilliant mystery. Every unique character a treasure. Every layer of plot and sub-plot beautifully crafted. A blend of modern tech and age-old crimes. Always mindful of the human issues: virtue mixed with dark impulses; emotions of love, loyalty, cruelty, fear and so many more. Overarching all, the belief that kindness can prevail, and that community and family give meaning to life.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Don't get me wrong, I am a rabid Penny fan. Its a wonderful book, as always. I think its my personal frustration with the corrupt and selfish people in power that are portrayed in the book, reflecting so many of our own politicians and leaders. i love the plot twists, characters, and of course, everything about our beloved Three Pines... just maybe a little tired of the weight of Armand's dark cloud. Books are my escape from reality... maybe this is a little too close to the daily news? I will be waiting for the new book, nevertheless!
Anonymous 4 months ago
True to today.
Anonymous 4 months ago
After reading all of Louise Penny's books, I feel after reading this novel, that I have gone home to Three Pines.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Boring dragged reperative the threes, the good, the bad, thr ugly. Glad , happy, joyous. Too many of those
Anonymous 25 days ago
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Anonymous 28 days ago
The only bad part of these books is that they end
Anonymous 29 days ago
Thank you for writing this book A Better Man, and the entire series. I have read and loved every single book and have fallen in love with all the characters and village of Three Pines. I only hope the series isn't complete....I'm not ready to let go of it! We own a small building in our town which has been renovated by our new tenants. They removed much of the sheet rock and ine wall has a natural 'design' that looks just like Three Pines to me! It always makes me smile!Many blessings to you and I hope and look forward to getting lost in more of your wonderful stories!Cindy Trautman
Anonymous 29 days ago
Best of the series to date. Ms. Penny is a superb novelist and getting better with time. Very highly recommended to anyone who enjoys mystery fiction at its finest.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Another+excellent+story+from+Louise+Penny.+I+still+want+to+live+in+Three+Pines+and+spend+time+with+all+the+characters+who+live+there.+
Anonymous 3 months ago
I hope that there will be more books in this series!!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Louise Penny never fails to hit the heights!
Anonymous 3 months ago
a corker!
Anonymous 3 months ago
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Anonymous 3 months ago
I never grow tired of this author.
Anonymous 3 months ago
As usual, I found myself wrapped in the cozy village of Three Pines with all the people I feel I know as if they're real. The introduction to a few new characters is intriguing and I look forward to exploring Ms. Oddly, art critic. Wonderful book! Thank you for the lovely few days of suspended reality, Ms. Penny.
KBrady 3 months ago
Enjoyed this easy read. Always an interesting combination of procedural and human interest/family in her story. All characters seem to be where they need to be at the end of this book. Already looking forward to next book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Love this book such a pleasure to read a well written book love the characters and how we get to know them a little better in each book