A Better Man

A Better Man

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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 wannabes' THE 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 Surete du Quebec 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 satisfying' Observer
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 164 x 238 x 40mm | 720g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0751566632
  • 9780751566635
  • 632,307

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From the Canadian queen of crime fiction comes another impeccably plotted character-driven mystery . . . one of the best yet * LitHub (blog) * Highly recommended for lovers of psychological, character-driven mysteries * Library Journal * Pensive and moral Quebec police inspector Armand Gamache is justly beloved, and Penny's evocative prose is unfailingly admirable * Seattle 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 * The buzz has begun months in advance for the book that will be on every mystery fan's late-summer must-read list * Booklist * Maintains the brilliance of this deeply satisfying series. She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes. * The Times *
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About Louise Penny

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 Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
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