Least favorite book in this series. Depressing, utterly predictable, uninspired plot line maddeningly slow paced.
I like Louise penny! don't like reading about covid so it was pretty neutral for me
Excellent! These books just keep getting better.
Another Louise Penny winner! Very clever, but chilling, take on one wickedly possible after effect of the Covid pandemic. Gamache’s integrity withstands a very challenging situation. What next???
These books are becoming tedious. I liked them in the beginning, but nothing changes. and the jokes make me weary. the food in Clara's hair. Ruth's rudeness, alcoholism and petty stealing. The duck that says fuck. the murders always happening in this tiny village. Maybe I've just read too many of them.
The ruminations and moralizing, and philosophical quotations that get repeated again and again in the chapters and in each book. And the brutality of the crimes is disturbing; she seems to be making a statement in her books about the sick, evil nature of humanity.
This one was predictable. I knew where it was headed most of the way through.
Someone said "phoned it in" and that felt apt.
Honestly…. I think Louise was phoning it in this time. I have loved and really enjoyed all of her books and consider myself a fan of her work….. except this one.
Maybe she can’t do two different projects at the same time, Maybe writing a book with Hilary and writing this book at the same time was too much for her…. I hope she considers focusing on only “Three Pines” next year.
Really miss her real work….. and the real mysteries of “Three Pines”!
I enjoy this series and love the characters. This book was a challenge, it took turns and twists, that were not expected. All in all a good read