A Trick of the Light
An Armand Gamache Mystery by Louise Penny
Review: Louise Penny has truly written a "who done it" that surprised me all the way to the end. Starting with a murderer that was wrongly found guilty and then going into a murder that takes place in the middle of the art world that spans between Montreal and the Eastern Townships.
As I live in Quebec, it was intriguing to listen to the unfolding of the investigation among ever stretching art community. I have encountered the insecure personality of the unfolding late blooming artist, stylist and of course painter.
The clarity of sound, the chapter positioning, truly kept me engaged in the story to the end.
This story unfolds the characters' lives as their surprising love for each other changes to regret and then there is the relevance of envy. As I listened to this murderous tale, the changing of possible suspects, I soon became hooked into rooting for Inspector Gamache and his associates through to the unveiling of this changing story.
The surprise ending starts to unfold before the last chapter and when you think you have it all worked out you haven't.
The artsy-fartsy world in the Eastern Townships was very well represented here and might just encourage a visit.
Well done and well read and enjoyable to listen too.
Published simultaneously: A Trick of the Light in hardcover by Minotaur Books.
Special thanks to Lynne Gordon for contributing her review of A Trick of the Light.
Acknowledgment: Macmillan Audio provided an audiobook of A Trick of the Light for this review.
Review Copyright © 2011 — Lynne Gordon — All Rights Reserved
Reprinted with Permission
Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
The Murder Stone
Minotaur Books (Hardcover), January 2009
ISBN-13: 9780312377021; ISBN-10: 0312377029
The Long Way Home
Minotaur Books (Hardcover), August 2014
ISBN-13: 9781250022066; ISBN-10: 1250022061
Location(s) referenced in A Trick of the Light: Montreal, Quebec