Glass Houses: A Novel
When a strange figure appears in the village of Three Pines, the village where Armand Gamache, the head of the Surete du Quebec, lives, the inhabitants are fearful and unsettled. What does the dark cloaked figure who stands on the village green all day want? Is it an omen of something bad to come? Or is it a sign that dates back hundreds of years? No one is sure, but when a body is discovered clad in the same dark cloak, Gamache and his team will have to find out what is behind the sinister death.
Giving away too much about this gripping story seems almost a crime. So, let me just say that this is Louise Penny at her best. Everything about Glass Houses is spot on. The structure, which moves back and forth from a courtroom in Montreal where the murderer is on trial, lays out the events as they unfolded over the previous eight months, revealing a complex web of motives and coincidences. The characters are memorable and will be familiar to anyone who has read previous books in this series. In short, this was a book I couldn’t put down. I think it’s safe to say that fans of Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache will not be disappointed.