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I love to read. I love books. I like to talk about books and recommend them. I read everything including cereal boxes and junk mail! I heard once that if you're not reading at least 3 books at a time you're not reading enough! This blog will keep track of the books I've read and whether or not I liked them. It will be a little bit of everything from Christian fiction to Science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to participate by suggesting books to review and giving your comments. Occasionally I am given free books by Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not told how to review them or compensated in any way for the review.

Monday, September 2, 2013

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Louise Penny is one my favourite authors and one of the things I like the most about her is that there is not a very long wait in between books.    Another thing that I like about her is that not only the characters continue in her novels about so does the story line.  How the Light Gets in is the culmination a story line that began 4 books back.  Penny says that when she began telling this story In the Brutal Telling she knew how it would end. Each book has revealed a bit of the plot and this book was definitely worth the wait

All the regular characters are back and we see the result that the ending of The Beautiful Mystery has had on Gamache.  While dealing with the decimation of his department he is desperately trying to find out who has been behind all that’s been happening.    As he becomes more isolated and unsure of who he can trust he must rely on his instincts and the help of his friends in the Village of Three Pines that he has come to know so well.

But like all of her novels, this isn’t the only storyline.  She weaves an interesting tale of quintuplets, murder and political espionage that keeps the pages turning and the ending shrouded in mystery. 

I’m not certain if this is the end of the Gamache series or not.  I am certain that she will continue to write great books.  Each of the villagers in Three Pines could merit their own novel so perhaps she will go that route; or else something totally different.  All I know is that whatever she writes I will read.

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