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Publisher Description

A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Louise Penny's The Long Way Home is an intriguing Chief Inspector Gamache Novel.

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."

While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it the land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 26
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

3Pines ,

louise penny est canadienne

Veuillez noter que Louise Penny est canadienne, née à Toronto, Ontario . Classer ses polars dans la section "britannique" est une erreur, et ce, même si plusieurs de ses livres ont reçus des prix internationnaux, dont le prix Agatha Christie.Elle réside actuellement au Québec, dans les Cantons de l'Est (Eastern Townships) , dans un village qui a inspiré Three Pines.
P.S.Je possède et j'ai lu tous ses livres (8) traduits en français, très bien traduits d'ailleurs.. Les expressions anglaises et les "quid pro quo" entre l'aubergiste et la vieille poétesse Ruth sont remarquables.
Salutations distinguées.

Cocotte71 ,

Not the best

I usually love Ms. Penny’s books but this one was pretty much a lot of nonsense from Clara who suddenly wants her ***hole of a husband back and thus recruits Gamache and Beauvoir to « help » her find said husband. Overall, Clara with her lack of savoir être has always been my less favorite character in the series and this one confirmed my « dislike » of the woman.

Chewsie2 ,

Long way home

That was by far the worst book I have ever read all the way to the end. A huge disappointment!!{

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