How the Light Gets In

How the Light Gets In

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines, finding long buried secrets--and facing a few of his own ghosts. Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festi Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Thr...

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Title:How the Light Gets In
Author:Louise Penny
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:How the Light Gets In
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:405 pages pages

How the Light Gets In Reviews

  • LJ
    Sep 06, 2013
    First Sentence: Pandora was still pretty. A suspected suicide is found at the base of the Champlain Bridge. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is still dealing with the forces at the highest level of the Sûreté du Québec set on destroying his career. He is without his college and fri...
  • Bill
    Nov 26, 2017
    I can't believe it. I just can't. But here it is: I'm done. I'm done with Three Pines. After 8 novels mostly set in this lovely remote Quebec village, interesting characters and storylines, it was looking as if Louse Penny couldn't lose me if she tried. If you read my review for ...
  • Kathy
    Aug 27, 2013
    I just now finished reading How the Light Gets In, and I am spent. My emotions have survived a roller coaster ride that has taken me to the dark edge of despair to the bright light of hope, and then they have been flipped over and over again. If you have read the previous eight books o...
  • Margaret
    Sep 27, 2013
    While checking Goodreads to see how many ratings Louise Penny?s very new novel has received (over 2,000 so far), I couldn?t help noticing that it has earned a collective rating of 4.65. That eye-popping score just had to be one of the highest ratings I have noticed. For the sake of...
  • Jo
    Apr 06, 2013
    Louise Penny is my favorite mystery author, and this is the best book yet! Read my review at on my library page: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...
  • Barbara
    May 08, 2014
    In the 9th book in the series Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is a troubled guy: his best homicide detectives have been transferred out of his squad and he's been saddled with a bunch of lazy losers; his former mentee Lt. Jean-Guy Beavoir is not speaking to him and is once again abusi...
  • Mary
    Jul 28, 2013
    If this is your first Louise Penny, put it down! Go back, start with Still Life, and enjoy this delectable series before you read this book. This is the crescendo, #9 in the series. The intelligent, competent, thoroughly civilized and compassionate Armand Gamache is on the trail o...
  • Brenda
    Jun 17, 2019
    Oh my word!! What an episode! Heart pounding, breathtaking, chilling reading from Louise Penny in this the 9th of the Armand Gamache series. The best so far in my humble opinion! When Myrna contacted Chief Inspector Armand Gamache it was for his help. Good friends by now, Armand lef...
  • Penny Watson
    Aug 26, 2013
    So, I read it. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny, Inspector Gamache Series #9. After waiting patiently for many months, following a heart-wrenching cliffhanger at the end of THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY, I finally got to dive back into this captivating world. And let me tell you,...
  • Maine Colonial
    Jul 07, 2013
    You shouldn't be reading this book unless you're already familiar with the Armand Gamache/Three Pines series, so I'll get right into the setup. It begins shortly after The Beautiful Mystery ended, and things are just as grim as you would imagine for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. His ...
  • switterbug (Betsey)
    Jul 05, 2013
    For readers unfamiliar with Louise Penny's mystery series, this is #9 with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Although this is only my second foray into her Quebec crime series (my first being her last book, BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY), I was impressed with her ability to create multiple plots and...
  • Carol
    Sep 18, 2013
    SPOILERS BELOW Yes, I gave this one only three stars. I have read and really liked the other books in the series, but I thought this one was subpar -- not bad but not as excellent as its predecessors. Here's why. 1. Penny's writing style seemed almost a caricature of itself. All ...
  • Sharon Redfern
    Jun 02, 2013
    I would give this book 10 stars or more if I could. When I was approved for the egalley, being the mature professional librarian that I am, I went up to one of my coworkers who also reads the series and basically said Nya! Nya! I got to read the book early. That is the level of devotio...
  • Diane S ☔
    May 26, 2013
    I absolutely love this series as I am sure you can see by my rating, but I am always sad when I am done because now I have to wait for another year or so for a new one. I become so immersed in Three Pines and these people's lives it is often a shock to realize they are not real, but ar...
  • Susan
    Jun 26, 2013
    I love this book! I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Louise Penny's latest mystery novel "How the Light Gets In", the ninth in the series about Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and the Homicide Division of the Surete du Quebec. I had already reserved a hard copy for the Augus...
  • Matt
    Nov 01, 2018
    Louise Penny impresses as she pulls on a major event in Quebec history, weaving it effectively into the premise of this next novel in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. Major changes have begun with the Homicide squad of the Sûreté du Québec, including the removal of Inspect...
  • Tanja Berg
    Sep 27, 2013
    Rating 5* out of 5. The first books this year - and it's the end of September - to have me bawl my eyes out. That happens about once a year, with books. It's a rare treat. I'm still blubbering. One of the reasons, of course, is that I've come such a long way with these characters. I kn...
  • Jaanaki
    Nov 13, 2017
    It has been a year since I completed Louise Penny's " A Beautiful Mystery", the predecessor of this wonderful book. I kept avoiding this book because I could not accept the fact that Jean Guy Beauvoir abandons Gamache and a Gamache mystery without Beauvoir at his side is unacceptable t...
  • Ware
    Sep 04, 2013
    For some time time Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has been on the outs with his department leadership. The fact that the homicide unit was universally recognized as the finest in Canada did not immunize him from the methodical reassignment of his most trusted investigators to other ass...
  • Holly
    Feb 09, 2019
    4.5 stars After the misery of the previous book in this series, I am happy to report that it was a one-time fluke (so far) and Penny is now back to her usual wonderful writing in this book! I'm also going to keep saying this until I turn blue in the face: if you aren't reading this ...
  • Margitte
    Nov 11, 2015
    "Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That's how the light gets in"...... Leonard Cohen Ingenious and sinister. These words form part of the official blurb for this ninth book in the Inspector Gamache series...
  • Phrynne
    Apr 01, 2018
    How the Light Gets In is possibly my favourite of this series so far! It had everything I look for in these books - Three Pines, snow (lots of), Armand Gamache being his wonderful self, great police work, lots of excitement and a duck. It was pretty essential to have read the previ...
  • Joseph
    Sep 07, 2013
    I am kind of surprised by the remarkably high reviews this novel has received especially since it's as if Lee Child kidnaped Louise Penny and wrote the last fifty plus pages of the novel. The conclusion begs belief since there is way too much exposition to tie up an already outrageous ...
  • Cook Memorial Public Library
    Aug 20, 2013
    A 2013 staff fiction favorite recommended by Jo, Andrea, Connie, Jane, Mary Ann, Sonia and Ellen. Jo's review: I adore Louise Penny?s Chief Inspector Gamache series. I want to move to Three Pines, the imaginary, serene village in Quebec that somehow ends up having an unusual nu...
  • Paula Kalin
    Dec 05, 2013
    What a wonderful book. This is my introduction to the Chief Inspector Gamache series. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Ralph Cosham and really enjoyed his French Canadian accent. His voice made the listening experience that much better. Louise Penny's eccentric characters in...
  • Nicole~
    Oct 05, 2013
    "And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." - Matthew 10:36 It's Christmas time when Constance Pineault comes to Three Pines to visit her friend, Myrna. She's bowled over by the bucolic village and its people. The atmosphere is beatific, she's impressed by the warmth of...
  • Tabatha Hibbs
    Sep 11, 2013
    While I enjoy a good series, there are few books that are part of a series that leave me with a book hangover when I am finished with them. How the Light Get In left me with that hangover. I finished it this afternoon, and since that time I've not wanted to read anything. I've just wan...
  • Obsidian
    Jan 02, 2018
    Well that was a bust. This entire book from beginning to end just felt lazy. I rather Penny had written a one off with Gamache trying to take down the evil doers and we could then get a full fledged mystery next time. Instead we had Gamache and company half assing a murder investiga...
  • Jim
    Jul 06, 2016
    "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." ?Leonard Cohen This is the ninth entry in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series and the second time that I have read this book. As enjoyable as it was the first time I read the book and was introduced to Armand ...
  • Stacy
    May 05, 2018
    A wonderful mystery/suspense novel. It took me a while to "read" (this was an audiobook), through no fault of the book.... I am new to audiobooks, so I would listen to a cd, a few days would pass and I would forget what had happened and would have to start over... and over.... and over...