Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sret du Qubec, has found a peace hed 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 doesnt 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 Gamaches help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "Theres 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 Qubec. 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....
|Title||:||The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #10)|
|Number of Pages||:||373 pages|
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The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #10) Reviews
Some spoilers in this review, but the ending is not revealed.
I'm a longtime devotee of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache/Three Pines mysteries. I loved previous novels because the characters were interesting and believable, the narrative lines were complex, strong, and, well, MYSTERIOUS!
But I'm now wondering if a book a year isn't an awful lot to ask of a quality writer like Ms. Penny.
I listen to the audio versions of the books. In this tenth Three Pines mystery, Ralph Cosham's wonderful audio ...more
Oh, Louise Penny. I’m sorry, but this book is ridiculous. I hate to say this, but I’m done with Chief Inspector Gamache and his pals in Three Pines. The early books are good, but the two previous novels (The Beautiful Mystery and How the Light Gets In) displayed Penny’s irritating new writing style and began my disenchantment with the characters. A Long Way Home, her tenth in the series, is my breaking point. I don’t want to read about these irritatingly charming characters who live in the delig ...more
Oh, I love this series; it's all I can do to not just go back to the beginning and read every book straight through.
I should mention that this is the first time I've ever been ahead of the curve with a book. It will not be released until 26 August, but an Advanced Reader's Copy came my way and I snatched it up eagerly.
Anyway, the plot has to do with a missing husband, the search for him, various eccentrics in a village, and art...lots and lots of art. In fact, reading this book has made me think ...more
the book contains the usual hallmarks of Louise penny's writing.....but where the book fails is the plot.
The premise didn't justify the painstakingly long investigation into the disappearance of Peter Morrow.
it failed to engage me and hold my interest.
I think penny must really think about the future course the series needs to take.
coz, it might just happen that Gamache is investigating the disappearance of Rosa in her next.
Different but good
I enjoyed this as I have all the Gamache novels. I actually liked it a lot and would have given it a 5 but I didn't like the ending. I won't go into why as that would spoil it for others. I just saw no good reason to end it the way it did.
A Love Letter to Louise
I want to thank you for yet another thrilling, engaging, thoughtful, and moving book. I found your prose so graceful (certainly not breathy as one reviewer labeled it-Really, tsk tsk) that on many occasions I stopped to re-read paragraphs, just for the sheer beauty of the work.
I was moved by the love you have for your country. It shines so brightly in this work. I only wish all readers could feel it as deeply as some of us do.
Most of all, I wish I had the wor ...more
I had eagerly awaited this title but found myself disappointed and underwhelmed. Penny delivered her usual beautifully descriptive prose but without the tightly woven plotting that usually makes her novels so compelling. The coincidences and artistic "insights"that advanced the plot felt forced and ludicrous at times. Sigh....
With a heavy heart I have to admit that this was not my favorite Louise Penny book. I've read other reviews that said the same thing. I just hoped that I would see it differently, that I would love it as much as her prior books that essentially took my breath away. But alas, I have to agree with everyone, it was just wasn't the same.
Let's start with the positive....
Louise Penny introduces each character with such depth that you feel that you know them, no matter how small a role that character ...more