The Nature of the Beast
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The Nature of the Beast

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The award-winning novel from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller 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 . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 31mm | 338g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751552682
  • 9780751552683
  • 1,593

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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 * 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 * Full of twists and turns . . . Wonderfully satisfying * Kate Mosse on How the Light Gets In * Full of twists and turns . . . Wonderfully satisfying * Kate Mosse on How the Light Gets In * 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 * 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 * Subtle, elegant and beautifully written * Sunday Mirror * Subtle, elegant and beautifully written * Sunday Mirror *
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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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