The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Chaos is coming, old son.
No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. How did he make such a spectacular success of his business? What past did he leave behind and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? And why does every lead in the investigation find its way back to him?
As Olivier grows more frantic, a trail of clues and treasures— from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word "WOE" woven in it—lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, and finally back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the truth and the final, brutal telling.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ffortsa - LibraryThing
I read The Brutal Telling these past two days. Oh my, how painful. And a beautiful story, I think. It's interesting how Penny leaves so many story lines open for the next book, and the next after that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jepeters333 - LibraryThing
Chaos is coming, old son. With these words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. Everybody goes to Olivier's Bistro - including a stranger whose murdered body is found on the floor. When Chief ... Read full review