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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

#RandomReview - A Better Man

Book Title: A Better Man

Author: Louise Penny

Reviewed By: Lynn D.

A distraught father reports his daughter missing. Given what little is known, she is presumed murdered and her abusive husband is the most likely suspect. As the evidence is pieced together and the body is found, everything appears to point to him. But when the judge dismisses the case against him on a technicality, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team are forced to re-examine the facts and to re-examine their personal biases. Did they just assume the husband murdered his wife given his history of abuse? Was she in fact murdered, or was it an accident, or suicide? Who was she trying to call on the day she died? Through it all, the question that keeps going through Gamache's mind, "What would I do if this was my daughter?"

Why I Picked it Up: Reading a new Louise Penny book is like visiting friends and family that you haven't seen for awhile complete with all the warm fuzzies that come with familiar faces and familiar places (at least how I imagine them). And yet, despite the familiarity of characters and settings, each story is fresh with new drama and new insights into the characters. This is book #15 in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series.

Why I Finished It: What can I say, I love this series. I love these characters. I want to live in Three Pines! I can't wait for the next book.

I’d Give this Book To: Anyone who enjoys a good mystery with warm and relatable characters; especially to people who have read previous books in the series. For people new to Louise Penny, I strongly recommend that you begin with Still Life, the first book in the series, and get to know the characters gradually.

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