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“The smart narrative of Robert Bathurst reflects every nuance, every emotion, and every meaningful revelation of Louise Penny about the distinctive, fully committed inhabitants of Three Pines.” (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award recipient) Catastrophic autumn rain, blistering press assaults, and a strange death salute Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he moves to the Sûreté du Qu

It is the first day home to Gamache as director of the homicide department, a position that he exchanges momentarily with his prior second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood flows rise throughout the province. A dad meets Gamache in the midst of the commotion, wanting to assist find his girl.

Gamache attempts to halt the invasive chaos as conflict builds upon disaster, and understands that the quest for Vivienne Godin should be discontinued. But he discovers himself building a deep, and perhaps unwise, compassion for her distracted dad with a girl of his own.

Increasingly hounded by the issue, he resumes the quest, how would you think.

A corpse is found as the streams grow and the social media assault on Gamache becomes more cruel. And errors are produced in the tumult.

Gamache must experience a terrible chance and a burning question in the next installment in this “continually unexpected sequence that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review).

What would you do if the murderer of your child went away?

Praise for A Better Man:”‘ A Better Man,’ with its mixture of meteorological suspense, psychological knowledge and criminal quest, is probably the finest novel yet in an excellent, initial work.” (Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal) “Enchanting… one of his most ennobling tasks” (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review) “Penny investigates the origins of human emotion with an uncompromising eye.