Monday, September 11, 2017
Glass Houses, the 13th installment in the series by Louis Penny featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. For fans of the series, spending time with the familiar cast of complex characters is always a pleasure, and in this novel, all the familiar ones are back and Penny adds to the depth of development of almost each one. Gamache, in particular, is a well-developed character already, and in this installment, he grapples with a serious matter of conscience that leads him to take actions that involve great risks to him professionally and personally. The structure of the novel, moving forward and backward in time, added to the tension and helped exposition. Gamache’s ability to influence others with his views, especially when they entail taking great risks while being patient, is on full display in this novel. The dramatic action in Three Pines, Quebec will thrill every reader. I highly recommend this novel and this series. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Glass Houses from amazon.com.