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Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
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Feb 07, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-thriller
Read from February 05 to 07, 2012

So very well done! I could only gasp in surprise when the murderers were uncovered.

The author tracks two mysteries while a third event saps the emotions of the storytellers as they reflect on the outcome and the deaths of their fellow law enforcement officers. And, it's all flawlessly done.

One mystery revolves around the murder of an passionate amateur believed by many to be insane as he seeks the body of Champlain, father of Quebec. The other is the re-investigation of a murder for which a man may have been falsely convicted. The first is told through the eyes of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. His second in command, Inspector Jean-Guy Beauvoir, tells the second which he investigates with much reluctance. The investigations occur simultaneously. Woven throughout the investigations are the men's health issues and emotions, fallout as survivors of a shoot-out with terrorists who planned to bomb La Grande, a dam providing power to Quebec and much of the U.S. east coast. Four police officers were killed in the shootout, partners and friends of Gamache and Beauvoir. Can the two men recover emotionally and physically? Can they do their jobs as professionally as they did prior to the shoot-out? The current investigations can help both men answer those questions for themselves and others and, hopefully, leave the past behind them. And, perhaps, they can learn from the mistakes as well as the successes of the past.
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02/07/2012 page 275
72.0% "There's something about reading a new author's work that excites one. This is my second read by Louise Penny. Yes, I enjoyed the first more but this one is more complex and thoughtful. No wonder it won a Barry Award."

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