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A Better Man

A Better Man

Gripping and full of suspense, A BETTER MAN is the spellbinding new crime thriller from New York Times number one bestseller, Louise Penny

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She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabesTHE TIMES
‘Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times’ DENISE MINA

The air is unbearably tense as Armand Gamache returns to the Sûreté du Québec for his first day of work since being demoted from its command to head of homicide.

Amid blistering personal social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment. He has been tasked with finding a missing woman, but while he leads the search for Vivienne Godin, Three Pines itself is threatened when the river breaks its banks, and a province-wide emergency is declared.

As the waters rise, a body is discovered – and the victim’s distraught father contemplates a murder of his own. Gamache is a father himself, and is haunted by a question . . . what would he do, if his child’s killer might walk free?

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Praise for the award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series:

‘Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium’ The New York Times

‘The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous’ Washington Post

Fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings’ Ann Cleeves

‘Supremely satisfyingObserver
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 27th August 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9780751566635

Reviews

Highly recommended for lovers of psychological, character-driven mysteries
Library Journal
The buzz has begun months in advance for the book that will be on every mystery fan's late-summer must-read list
Booklist
A classic whodunnit detective mystery in Penny's impeccable style
Irish Independent
Enchanting...one of [Gamache's] more ennobling missions
New York Times
With an uncompromising eye, Penny explores the depths of human emotion, both horrifying and sublime. Her love for her characters and for the mystical village of Three Pines is apparent on every page
Publishers Weekly
Pensive and moral Quebec police inspector Armand Gamache is justly beloved, and Penny's evocative prose is unfailingly admirable
Seattle Times
An intricate thriller . . . delivers another pleasurably readable chapter in her Chief Inspector Gamache series
Seattle Review of Books
Every Penny novel is entirely satisfying and yet leaves devoted readers hungry for the next
Morning Star
From the Canadian queen of crime fiction comes another impeccably plotted character-driven mystery . . . one of the best yet
LitHub (blog)
A Better Man, with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre
Wall Street Journal
Penny is an absolute joy
Irish Times
Maintains the brilliance of this deeply satisfying series. She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes.
The Times