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I love the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, and they keep getting better and better. The series has grown steadily more menacing of late due to an unseen adversary who is striking at Gamache from within his own department, and in How the Light Gets In, the conflict ignites and shit gets messy. (Of course, all the while, Gamache has to solve a separate murder in his beloved village of Three Pines. Life is never easy for our dear Chief Inspector.) The book is perfectly paced and Penny’s writing is on point throughout. She really has become a genius at this sort of thing. The ending is perfect, but felt like having to get of a warm bed on a cold morning—even though you know it’s what has to happen, it’s still jarring. I don’t know how she can top this one, but I hope she does.

I love the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, and they keep getting better and better. The series has grown steadily more menacing of late due to an unseen adversary who is striking at Gamache from within his own department, and in How the Light Gets In, the conflict ignites and shit gets messy. (Of course, all the while, Gamache has to solve a separate murder in his beloved village of Three Pines. Life is never easy for our dear Chief Inspector.) The book is perfectly paced and Penny‚Äôs writing is on point throughout. She really has become a genius at this sort of thing. The ending is perfect, but felt like having to get of a warm bed on a cold morning—even though you know it’s what has to happen, it’s still jarring. I don’t know how she can top this one, but I hope she does.

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    Agreed! This is another Penny must-read.
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  5. mrmullin said: Why is everyone always dying in Three Pines? It’s a small town. At least 25% of them must be dead at this point.
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