The Nature of the Beast is the most recent Louise Penny novel and takes place after Chief Inspector Gamache has retired from the Surete and moved to the quiet, picturesque village of Three Pines.
While I usually love these novels, this one is a bit far fetched, even for Louise Penny. This small, isolated village that cannot be found on a map becomes the center of a weapons war when a dangerous weapon is found buried deep within the forest.
I still enjoyed reading the novel and figuring out what happened, but with Gamache’s retirement, I wish that Penny moved onto other characters that could be put into more believable scenarios.
Read October 2015.