A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light

"Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead."

But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montréal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Québec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.

Title:A Trick of the Light
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312655457
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    A Trick of the Light Reviews

  • Margitte

    I have no idea why I want to grab the next book in this series the minute I am closing the current one. Let's face it, the series has become quite formulaic and the characters are all the same. Yet, a...

  • Holly

    Without a doubt, this is the best book I've read so far in this series (they must be read in order, but don't worry the whole series is lovely). What can I say about this book? After the last book too...

  • PattyMacDotComma

    4.5★“But there was more to Three Pines than magic. Something monstrous had roamed the village green, had eaten the food and danced among them. Something dark had joined the party that night. And p...

  • Carol

    The Hook - I almost feel guilty about the review I am going to write about A Trick of Light. I feel guilty because Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache Novels are winning awards all over the board for best...

  • Matt

    After a great deal of self-exploration in the past novel, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is back in another police procedural penned by the fabulous Louise Penny. After a long career as an artist, Thr...

  • Alan Bradley

    Flavia’s followers will know that I’m a huge fan of Louise Penny, who has now won – among many other awards – an astonishing four consecutive Agatha Awards for her Armand Gamache series.A new ...

  • Phrynne

    This is definitely a series which is improved by reading the books in order. By this stage, book 7, the reader and the characters have become friends and Three Pines a place to look forward to visitin...

  • Jim

    In Bury Your Dead Clara Morrow's one woman art show appeared to be dead but then she met someone who set in motion and even better art show at a Montreal Art Museum which is where this story opens. Th...

  • Megan Baxter

    I dabble in reading mysteries - I enjoy them, but I don't generally seek them out. Louise Penny is an exception to this rule. These days, she's the one mystery author I will actively seek out, often b...

  • Frances

    An Intriguing Whodunit.The author has won several awards for her novels, and after reading A Trick of the Light, my first crime novel purchased in several years, I can appreciate why. I enjoyed this b...