A Better Man (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #15)

A Better Man (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #15)

by Louise Penny

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This Exclusive Edition includes behind-the-scenes commentary from Louise Penny, her thoughts about her five favorite lines from the book, and a special Q&A.

The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Kingdom of the Blind.

The air is thick with excitement and anxiety as Sûreté du Québec agents gather in the conference room for the Monday morning meeting of the homicide department.

This will be Armand Gamache’s first day back since his demotion from head of the entire force, to head of homicide. Complicating matters, he’ll be sharing the duties with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir.

Amid blistering social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment – to find a missing woman.

The search for Vivienne Godin is played out against a backdrop of catastrophic spring flooding. Three Pines itself is threatened, as the Rivière Bella Bella breaks its banks. A province-wide emergency is declared and desperate efforts are underway to save towns and cities, dams and bridges.

As Gamache leads the search for Vivienne, he develops a profound empathy for her distraught father. With a daughter of his own, he finds himself haunted by the question, how would you feel, if…

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And the victim’s father contemplates a murder of his own.

And the question facing both Gamache and Beauvoir shifts.

What would you do, if… your child’s killer might walk free?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250265050
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Series , #15
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 49
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(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 (six 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) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous 17 days 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 17 days ago
Very good. Kept me guessing until the end.
Anonymous 12 days 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 12 days 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 14 days 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 14 days ago
True to today.
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Anonymous 3 days 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 days ago
I hope that there will be more books in this series!!
Anonymous 4 days 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 6 days ago
Louise Penny never fails to hit the heights!
Anonymous 6 days ago
a corker!
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Anonymous 8 days ago
I never grow tired of this author.
Anonymous 8 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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
Anonymous 10 days ago
As always Gamache and team engage - Louise hit another home run!
Anonymous 10 days ago
intriguing to the end . as usual, the storyline kept the interest level high. looking forward to more stories from 3 pines.
Anonymous 11 days 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 11 days ago
Another great story and so much more.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Each book gets better than the last if possible !
Anonymous 13 days ago
i look forward every year to a new book about Three Pines and Armand Gamache. I have read the whole series more than once .
Anonymous 14 days ago
I am supposed to be reading non-fiction for book club, a fascinating book, but had to put it aside immediately to devour this latest Louise Penny, DI Gamache novel. These stories are so hard to put down and I am bereft when I am finished reading! Ms. Penny's prose is so beautiful. she is completely capable in helping transform me to Three Pines and into the hearts and minds of each character. Her plots are intriguing. I want to see Clara's paintings. I want Mryna to notice the depth of Billy's caring heart for her. I was so afraid that we would lose Jean-Guy or Armond in this story, I've never been to Quebec, but it's definitely on my bucket list for this life, this book made me want to start all over at the beginning and read all 15 again. thank you, Ms. Penny, for such magical novels!Renee M.
Anonymous 15 days ago
After reading all of Louise Penny's books, I feel after reading this novel, that I have gone home to Three Pines.