Thorndike Press

The Nature of the Beast

  • Louise Penny
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  • ISBN-10: 1410480577
  • ISBN-13: 9781410480576
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 682 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2015
  • Bestsellers

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn’t cry wolf. From alien invasions and walking trees to winged beasts in the woods and dinosaurs spotted in Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand Gamache, former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, and his wife Reine-Marie, who now live in the little Quebec village. Then Laurent disappears. Might one of his tall tales been true?


Customer Reviews

"[M]agical. . . . [T]he perfect reminder of the dark side of human nature, but that side does not always win out. Penny is an expert at pulling away the surface of her characters to expose their deeper-and often ugly-layers, always doing so with a direct but compassionate hand."

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"A strong sense of place, a multilayered plot, and well-crafted (and for Penny's fans, familiar) characters combine for a thoughtful, intriguing tale. More than a simple mystery, Penny's novel peels away the emotional and psychological layers of the inhabitants of Three Pines."

— Library Journal (starred)

"Three Pines again proves no refuge in Penny's stellar [The Nature of the Beast] . . . fans will delight in [her] continued complex fleshing out of characters they have come to love."

— Publishers Weekly (starred)