A Better Man - Louise Penny

A Better Man

By Louise Penny

  • Release Date: 2019-08-27
  • Genre: British Detectives
Score: 4.5
From 2,049 Ratings


“‘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?



    By 1000BOOKSPLUS
    Louise Penny is now my favorite mystery writer. Hope, once I’m finished with the book series, I’ll be able to enjoy another season on streaming of Three Pines, and watch a perfect choice of actors playing Inspector Gamache, Alfred Molina.
  • Excellent

    By Wehoac
    One of the best in the series.
  • And on to the next

    By tanreilly
    I can’t get enough of Penny’s inspector Gamache series. I’ve read all but the last two now but want to savor these last two. Each one as good or better than the next. The murder mysteries are only second to the character development that I love so much. I’ll be so sad to see this series come to an end- come on Louise, keep writing!
  • A Better Man

    By sadiepunis
    Great book, never saw the ending. Kept my interest the entire book…I will read another in the series.
  • A Better Man

    By Jts2309
    This author has a strange writing style which includes many one and two word sentences. These are grammatically incorrect.
  • Ganache Series

    By Pammyt60
    This is, by far, my favorite series of novels I’ve ever read. Detailed, intricate plots; amazing, quirky characters; intriguing family relationships; beautiful settings. This series has it all! Louise Penny is a treasure. Most highly recommend!
  • A Better Man

    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

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

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

    By yuipip
    Loved it!!!!