A Better Man - Louise Penny

A Better Man

By Louise Penny

  • Release Date: 2019-08-27
  • Genre: British Detectives
A Better Man book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 1,534 Ratings)

A Better Man Louise Penny Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

“‘A Better Man,' with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre.” —Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

"Enchanting... one of his most ennobling missions." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review


Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

It’s Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter.

As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel…, he resumes the search.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.

In the next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question.

What would you do if your child’s killer walked free?

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User reviews about this book

  • A Better Man

    5
    By likesagoodread
    Never disappointed in this series. Each book unfolds more about each of the characters . Not perfect. Each growing. Sometimes stepping back so as to move forward. Kept me riveted and when finished being sorry it was over. Can hardly wait for the next look into Three Pines! to
  • A Better Man

    3
    By Auburn Tiger/Aggie
    Too dark....
  • Latest Gift

    5
    By SDWill
    Louise Penny is a treasure and A Better Man is her latest gift.
  • A Better Man

    5
    By yuipip
    Loved it!!!!
  • Tdglobal

    3
    By Tdglobalconsulting
    Perhaps one of the most boring convoluted pieces of fiction I’ve ever read. Surly you do not find this mystery satisfying? Without any literary merit!
  • Not a Better Book

    2
    By Hat36
    I have loved Louise Penny’s books, but this one ran around in circles biting it’s tail until it fell over from exhaustion. Not her best; let’s hope it’s her worst.
  • A Better Man Review

    5
    By Anna Fred
    I just finished reading Louise Penny's new novel, A Better Man, and as always I found it delightful and engaging. I am concerned though that Jean Guy might not be in the next novel, fighting crime and identifying murderers. It would not be the same without him by Gamache's side!!
  • A Better Man

    5
    By Lexi.783.9199
    Excellent story line & character development. Can’t wait for the next book.
  • Love Inspector Gamache

    5
    By 1kmc1
    Have read and re-read Louise Penny’s novels about Three Pines and Inspector Gamache. It’s a wonderful world to be taken into - the twists and turns of each murder and the characters are so well written. I really enjoyed reading The Better Man and that Inspector Gamache has solved the crime and rescued another dog, lucky Fred.
  • A better man

    5
    By leefallon53
    Totally in love with the “three pines” stories! I wish I could live there with all my literary friends (and duck). Each book just keeps getting better and better. Problem is,now I have to wait for the next book! Thank you,Louise Penny,

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