The nature of the beast / Louise Penny.

By: Penny, Louise [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Penny, Louise, Chief Inspector Gamache: book 11.Description: 376 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780751552676; 9780751552638Subject(s): Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- Québec (Province) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Missing persons -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PR9199.4.P464 | N38 2015Summary: Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    Average rating: 4.0 (1 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Suspense Ōpunakē LibraryPlus
Fiction
Fiction PENN (Browse shelf) Available i2147897
Total holds: 0

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.

Comment by Kath
08/11/2019

An excellent story but needs to be read as part of the series - it wont make much sense otherwise.

to post a comment.

©South Taranaki District Council

Contact us