A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning

By Louise Penny

  • Release Date: 2016-08-30
  • Genre: British Detectives
Score: 5
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From 296 Ratings
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Instant New York Times bestseller:

#1 in Hardcover Fiction
#1 in E-book Fiction
#1 in Combined Print and E-book Fiction

"Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary....Miraculous."
The Washington Post

"Artful...Powerful...Magical."
- The New York Times Book Review

"Superb"
- People

A Great Reckoning succeeds on every level."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel.

When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes.

Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must.

And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map.

Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor.

The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets.

For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.

Reviews

  • If You're Human You Must Read This One

    5
    By SEOhio
    An extraordinary tale of confession, love, redemption, forgiveness, loss and deep love....Louise Penny gets better with every page of this work.
  • Superb

    5
    By SDWill
    From the beginning to the very end...superb.
  • One of the best

    5
    By TexasGB16
    This was great all the way to the last line.
  • If there was a 6th star

    5
    By Mynoot
    I would certainly give this dear book a 6+. And the afterword is so real and touching. The characters in this are amazing and so beautifully developed. A page turner-but you don't want to because the prose is so beautiful and endearing. Someday I would love to meet Louise. I can't imagine that she would be anything less than interesting, caring, insightful, and "kind".
  • A Great Reckoning

    4
    By Artymusician
    I love this writer and most of her stories. Armand should be a model for all males -- he is almost too good to be true. I believe there are good people out there, and hope they will continue to prevail over evil and corruption. The map seemed like a distraction at times, but still enjoyed the cast of wild and crazy -- talented, brilliant poets and artists -- and would probably enjoy retirement in this lovely village! I loved the way Armand gave the Goth girl admission -- wish everyone was so forgiving and non judgmental! Wow!
  • Day of Reckoning

    5
    By BroussardGuy
    I have enjoyed all of Ms Penney's novels with Inspector Gamache. This one, if even possible, is better than those before! Thank you!!!
  • Another gift

    5
    By Suze2you
    I eagerly await the next book the moment after I finish the current book. I feel a sense of loss knowing I will not be with the Gamache family and all their friends in Three Pines for another year. I sometimes reread a book in the series when I need connection to "my" friends. I love the message that Louise whispers in Michael's ear each night at bedtime. I am going to borrow it and whisper my own version into the ears of my husband and my grandson at bedtime. The stories she tells, and the real life she lives, are filled with love and connection. A beauty of living in fact and in fiction. I so admire and desire it for myself. Thank you, Louise Penny, for your gift!
  • A wondrous addition to the Armand Gamache series

    5
    By Susan Rubendall
    If you have not yet read any of the books in this series, written by Louise Penny, I urge you to start with the first book. Then you will have the pleasure of reading one book a week for many weeks, entering into the heart of the community and the souls of the residents. After reading this marvelous addition, I must sadly wait another year to see what will happen next to Armand Gamache and the residents of Three Pines.
  • A GREAT REDKONING

    5
    By Liz32906
    Beyond great a masterpiece . Two days of reading because I could not stop.I spend most of my time with a book to keep me content during my illness.This book was a joy.Liz32906
  • Excuisite

    5
    By KaelaRose93
    As uncompromising as I have come to expect after these many years and chapters.

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