Book review: A Better Man

A Better ManA Better Man
by  Louise Penny
Macmillan/Minotaur Books
08/27/2019

Mystery/Thriller
448 pages

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A Better Man by Louise Penny is the latest addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling series starring Armand Gamache.

She has done it again. With a vengeance. Take the same backwater in Québec, the same core of main characters, and write fifteen crime stories with that. You will probably end up with predictable plots. But Louise Penny doesn’t. Not ever. A Better Man is here to prove it. Once more.

VERDICT: Louise Penny is a mystery in herself. Once again, for this #15 i the series, she managed to deliver a unique book, with an original plot. And red herrings. And many twists and layers. 

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Book review: The Gomorrah Gambit

Gomorrah GambitThe Gomorrah Gambit
by  Tom Chatfield
Mulholland Boooks
07/23/2019

Mystery/Technothriller
304 pages

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In Tom Chatfield’s breakneck speed techno-thriller, The Gomorrah Gambit, an elite hacker enters the belly of the beast and is caught in the middle of an international conspiracy. If you have no idea what’s going on in the dark underworld of hacking, this is the book to read.

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Book review: The Reunion

The ReunionThe Reunion
by  Guillaume Musso
Little, Brown, and Company
07/09/2019

Mystery/Crime fiction
288 pages

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Guillaume Musso, one of the top three bestselling authors in France for years, is finally getting translated into English with The Reunion. It is his fifteenth thriller in French and was recently made into a TV miniseries.

Thomas, now a writer living in Manhattan, goes back to Antibes on the French Riviera where he grew up, on the occasion of his fiftieth prep school reunion in 2017. What could be a fun event is actually dreadful for Thomas and his friends Maxime and Fanny: indeed, this anniversary will launch a major renovation project, during which a body will be found—the outcome of something very bad they did 25 years ago.

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