Review – A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2) by Louise Penny

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Since I opened the window to review A Fatal Grace, that’s what I’ve done. Why? I’m not sure. This was a 5-star read for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sometimes, though, the hardest books to review are the ones that you loved.

The Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series is somewhere between cozy mystery and thriller. The setting stays the same, Three Pines in Quebec. The main character doesn’t live in Three Pines but investigates when murders occur in this small village. The secondary characters are the residents. Sounds like a cozy right? But it’s much deeper and has undertones that make it more thriller-like. That’s why it works for me.

It might stretch the imagination to believe there is so much activity in what is a sparsely populated area. Somehow, Penny makes it work. This village supports a fancy bistro, B&B, book store, art patrons and more. And you just know when a stranger comes into town something bad is going to happen.

Highly recommended and I cannot wait to get to the next in the series (which I found this week at the used bookstore – WOO HOO!)

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