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The Nature of the Beast

A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 11

By Louise Penny

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The new atmospheric and ingenious crime thriller novel, featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author, Louise Penny

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. His boundless sense of adventure and vivid imagination mean he has a tendency to concoct stories so extraordinary and so far-fetched that no one can possibly believe him.

But when Laurent disappears, former Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.

So begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. And what Gamache uncovers deep in the forest leads back to crimes of the past, betrayal and murder, with more sinister consequences than anyone could have possibly imagined . . .

From number one bestseller Louise Penny comes an ingenious, powerful and page-turning novel that will hold you in its grip until the final page.

Biographical Notes

Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Québec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.

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  • ISBN: 9780751552676
  • Publication date: 25 Aug 2015
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Sphere
Subtle, elegant and beautifully written — Sunday Mirror
Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with — Metro
Full of twists and turns . . . Wonderfully satisfying — Kate Mosse on How the Light Gets In
Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both — Peter James
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