The Nature of the Beast

The Nature of the Beast

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Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.


But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.


And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet.


And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here.


A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back.


Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Surete du Quebec, must face the
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Product details

  • Paperback | 679 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 36mm | 794g
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1594139369
  • 9781594139369
  • 763,069

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[M]agical....[T]he perfect reminder of the dark side of human nature, but that side does not always win out. Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper-and often ugly-layers, always doing so with a direct but compassionate hand. "Kirkus Reviews (starred) on THE NATURE OF THE BEAST"

Three Pines again proves no refuge in Penny's stellar [The Nature of the Beast]...fans will delight in [her] continued complex fleshing out of characters they have come to love. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

[A] compelling mystery that leads to an exciting but tantalizingly open-ended finale. "Booklist on NATURE OF THE BEAST""
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About Louise Penny

LOUISE PENNY is the #1 "New York Times "and "Globe and Mail "bestselling author of ten previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montreal."
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21,863 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 42% (9,180)
4 42% (9,102)
3 13% (2,942)
2 2% (495)
1 1% (144)
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