The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sret du Qubec, has found a peace he?d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wo Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sret ...

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Title:The Long Way Home
Author:Louise Penny
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Long Way Home
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:373 pages pages

The Long Way Home Reviews

  • LJ
    Aug 26, 2014
    First Sentence: As Clara Morrow approached, she wondered if he?d repeat the same small gesture he?d done every morning. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has retired and moved, with his wife Reine-Marie, to the village of Three Pines. There he is seeking peace and recovery from re...
  • ☮Karen
    Jul 15, 2014
    3.5 The ending is a bit of a stunner. Without giving too much away, Peter and Clara's relationship is examined; but along the way so is the art world in depth, Gamache himself, the nine muses of Greek mythology, and the best scenery to be found in Canada. I always learn something ...
  • Miriam
    Jun 25, 2014
    I was thrilled when I got an email from MacMillan offering me the chance to read an advance readers copy of The Long Way Home. I start missing Gamache and Three Pines and its inhabitants the moment I turn the last page of each book, so it's pure delight when the next book falls into my...
  • Barbara
    Apr 26, 2015
    In this 10th book in the series, former police detective Armand Gamache helps search for a 'lost' husband. The book can be read as a standalone. ***** Clara and Peter Morrow are residents of the lovely village of Three Pines near Montreal along with a cadre of other interesting...
  • Kaye
    May 20, 2014
    I've read an advance copy of Louise Penny's THE LONG WAY HOME. Then I sat down to write my own pitiful version of a review. But instead, I did what I sometimes do. But only with books that have touched me deeply. I turned back to page one and read it a second time. But ...
  • Dona
    Feb 20, 2014
    Hurry up August 26, 2014! Can't wait to read it. Finally! It's here and I'm starting it today. Can't wait to start it, but already hate that it will have to end. I finished reading it and was not disappointed. A great story. Now I have to wait for number 11 to be written and...
  • Penny Watson
    Mar 05, 2014
    I'm not sure how to rate this. It has Penny's wonderful writing, colorful characters, insightful comments about human nature, and awesome humor. However, the storyline just dragged, especially in the middle of the book. Let's look at some paintings. Let's look at them again. Let's...
  • Leslie
    Mar 24, 2014
    Oh, I love this series; it's all I can do to not just go back to the beginning and read every book straight through. I should mention that this is the first time I've ever been ahead of the curve with a book. It will not be released until 26 August, but an Advanced Reader's Copy cam...
  • DL
    May 02, 2014
    I'm not sure what has happened to this series. It's gone from being an engaging mystery series with a great deal of hidden insight to false insight being crammed in at every other line. This book made me tired. I finished it but without any pleasure. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar a...
  • Kathy
    Jun 18, 2014
    A Love Letter to Louise (No Spoilers) I want to thank you for yet another thrilling, engaging, thoughtful, and moving book. I found your prose so graceful (certainly not breathy as one reviewer labeled it-Really, tsk tsk) that on many occasions I stopped to re-read paragraphs, jus...
  • Janet
    Jul 10, 2014
    Oh Louise, you are a sly one. You begin your latest Gamache novel in the rural, serene setting of Three Pines. Humor is liberally sprinkled along with mouthwatering descriptions of the frequent meals enjoyed by all. I soon felt like I was hanging out with good friends, having a great t...
  • Michael
    Nov 08, 2014
    I stopped at exactly halfway done. I lost patience with slow plot progression despite appreciating the excellent attention of the author to nuances of emotion and motivations of her characters. Those who have come to love Inspector Gamache of the Montreal detective force may not ...
  • Kristina
    May 09, 2014
    Oh, Louise Penny. I?m sorry, but this book is ridiculous. I hate to say this, but I?m done with Chief Inspector Gamache and his pals in Three Pines. The early books are good, but the two previous novels (The Beautiful Mystery and How the Light Gets In) displayed Penny?s irritatin...
  • Matt
    Nov 03, 2018
    I?ll say 3.75 stars after a slight slip! Louise Penny continues to explore new aspects in her Canadian police procedural series, pushing readers to open their minds once again. Major changes continue within the Homicide squad of the Sret du Qubec, largest of all being the re...
  • MJ
    Jul 09, 2014
    Louise , you've let us down! What a weak excuse for a book. There is no mystery here, there is just blathering on, and then uncovering something in the last pages. I have LOVED Armand and Jean-guy, and they were UNDER UTILIZED. I am no light weight when it comes to this author. I h...
  • Margitte
    Nov 13, 2015
    A perfectly appropriate title! I am not sure why Clara's relationship with her husband, Peter, has been kept as one of the final moments of this series. While Three Pines are back in the picture, my honest impression was that the author ran out of steam. The tedious, extremely slo...
  • Anne
    Sep 13, 2014
    Some spoilers in this review, but the ending is not revealed. I'm a longtime devotee of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache/Three Pines mysteries. I loved previous novels because the characters were interesting and believable, the narrative lines were complex, strong, and, well, MYSTE...
  • Phrynne
    May 05, 2018
    This is definitely not a book to read unless you have already read the preceding books and have come to know and love all the main characters. Without that attachment to the people in the story I think things might prove very slow and perhaps a bit too technical. My knowledge of art is...
  • Barbara Hathaway
    Jul 03, 2014
    I had eagerly awaited this title but found myself disappointed and underwhelmed. Penny delivered her usual beautifully descriptive prose but without the tightly woven plotting that usually makes her novels so compelling. The coincidences and artistic "insights"that advanced the plot fe...
  • Paul
    Sep 04, 2014
    The Long Way Home ? Stylish Thriller The Long Way Home by Louise Penny is the tenth Chief Inspector Armand Gamashe thriller that she has written. This is a stylish and evocative story the prose is outstanding and makes the imagery seem crystal clear. If you like a crime thriller t...
  • Jeanette
    Sep 04, 2014
    This is going to be a difficult review to write. The prose, natural world descriptions and placements in this unique locale of haggard and isolated sea villages of the far North in Canada, like Tabaquen, were excellent. Everything else, not so much. This book is never, for more than...
  • Jenny
    Jul 25, 2018
    The Long Way Home is book 10 of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec retired to a peaceful village called Three Pines. Armand Gamache neighbour Clara Morrow was worried about her husband Peter and asked Armand...
  • Kaceey
    Dec 01, 2016
    With a heavy heart I have to admit that this was not my favorite Louise Penny book. I've read other reviews that said the same thing. I just hoped that I would see it differently, that I would love it as much as her prior books that essentially took my breath away. But alas, I have to ...
  • Ankur
    Sep 05, 2014
    the book contains the usual hallmarks of Louise penny's writing.....but where the book fails is the plot. The premise didn't justify the painstakingly long investigation into the disappearance of Peter Morrow. it failed to engage me and hold my interest. I think penny must re...
  • Carolyn
    Aug 26, 2014
    The previous book in this series How the Light Gets In was such a good finale to Chief Inspector Armand Gamache's career as Quebec's Head of Homicide, ending with his retirement to the little village of Three Pines that he has come to love so much where he can start to recover his phys...
  • Christina
    Aug 29, 2014
    I love Louise Penny's novels but I didn't think this one was as good as some of the others. The plot seemed thin because it lacked, I felt, the more layered plots of her previous novels. Since Gamache is retired we don't have the added tensions of his fight within the Surete while tryi...
  • ✨Susan✨
    Mar 29, 2014
    In this addition to the Inspector Gamache series, he and his wife Reine-Marie have retired to the little town of Three Pines, something they have dreamed about for quite some time. After Louise Penny reacquaints us with the wonderful characters and witty banter, that is always a hoot a...
  • Obsidian
    Mar 21, 2018
    Long story short, I forgot to post a review about this book when I read it right after book #9. I was too irritated to do much besides be super aggravated by the nonsense going on in the Armand Gamache series and this latest was just more of the same it seemed to me. The story was way ...
  • Jim
    Jul 09, 2017
    This is not a standard whodunit. Rather this appears to be an exploration of people dealing with complex emotional issues. A story of damage and healing, envy and jealousy, "a sin-sick soul". Louise Penny's writing style is so wonderful that you feel as though you know each character. ...
  • Grey853
    Sep 14, 2014
    Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide, is asked by his friend Clara to find her husband. She sent him away a year ago for a trial separation, but they agreed he'd return in a year and they'd review their marriage. He never showed up and now she's worried that something hor...