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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?

About the Author

Louise Penny

LOUISE PENNY, a former CBC radio journalist, is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of thirteen Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Penny has won six Agatha Awards and five Anthony Awards, and has been a finalist for an Edgar Award. She lives in a small village south of Montréal. Her first Armand Gamache novel, "Still Life" won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony and Dilys Awards. : Best Novel o 2007 - A Fatal Grace - Winner o 2008 - The Cruelest Month - Winner o 2009 - The Brutal Telling - Winner o 2010 - Bury Your Dead - Winner o 2013 - The Beautiful Mystery - Winner o 2006 - Still Life - Winner Best First Crime Novelo 2011 - Bury Your Dead - Winner Best Crime Novel o 2007 - Still Life - Best First Novel Winner o 2007 - Still Life - Best First Novel Winner o 2009 - The Brutal Telling - Best Novel Winner o 2010 - Bury Your Dead - Best Novel Winner o 2013 - The Beautiful Mystery - Best Novel Winner o 2011 - Bury Your Dead - Best Mystery Novel Winner o 2013 - The Beautiful Mystery - Best Mystery Novel Winner

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