Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 11
Genres: Mystery & Detection, Traditional
Tags: 2015, Date: Aug 15, Indie Next Reads, Library Reads, Star: All Stars, Star: Kirkus, Star: LJ, Star: PW, Stars
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Year: 2015
ASIN: 1250022088
ISBN: 1250022088
"Penny has been compared to Agatha Christie [but] it sells her short. Her characters are too rich, her grasp of nuance and human psychology too firm...." --Booklist
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About the Book

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 Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.

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