“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.
I'm a huge fan of Louise Penny's Armand Gamache series, I love the way she writes, her characters are amazing, and the stories are always full of little twists and turns. And A Trick of the Light was exactly what I was expecting.
Clara Morrow is finally living her dream, her first solo show at the Musee d'Art in Montreal. With all the excitement Clara cannot truly enjoy her night, her nerves are wrecking havoc. The next morning a body of a woman is found in Clara's garden. She's surprised to discover it's Lillian Dyson, her childhood friend. Here enters Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team, to investigate the murder.
I found this book more than just about finding the killer, it was also about forgiving and letting of harsh feelings that may end up corrupting yourself. And those little twists and turns were there along the way. It was a definite page turner and one of those books that I couldn't put down.
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny (5/5) Mystery; Published: Minotaur Books (8/2011); Series: #7, Armand Gamache; Canadian Author; Favourite Reads 2012; Library; Books 2012 (39);