Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the S ret du Qu bec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands.Read more...
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Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the S ret du Qu bec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."
While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.
Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Qu bec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it The land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.
- ISBN-13: 9781427244291
- ISBN-10: 1427244294
- Publisher: MacMillan Audio
- Publish Date: August 2014
- Page Count: 10
- Dimensions: 6.1 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #7
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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has retired from the Sûreté du Québec to the healing peace and happy quiet of Three Pines, but, as he knows so well, danger, darkness and murder are never far off. When his dear friend—and now famed painter—Clara Morrow tells him that her husband, Peter, has not returned as promised on the one-year anniversary of their separation, he and Jean-Guy Beauvoir, his former second-in command, know they must help. The Long Way Home, Louise Penny’s 10th Gamache novel, follows their search—deep into Clara and Peter’s past and into the mystery of what makes one artist great, another mediocre and another envious enough to kill. This is Penny-perfect: A crime with tantalizing twists, superbly drawn characters, keenly conjured settings and, now, she lets us hear the muffled heartbeat of artistic expression. With Ralph Cosham’s consummate narration, the whole is far more than the sum of its parts.