Book Review: Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the BlindKingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #14) by Louise Penny

The entrancing new crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny

When Armand Gamache receives a letter inviting him to an abandoned farmhouse outside of Three Pines, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will.

Armand never knew the elderly woman, and the bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspects the woman must have been delusional – until a body is found, and the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem far more menacing.

But it isn’t the only menace Gamache is facing. The investigation into the events that led to his suspension has dragged on, and Armand is taking increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions. As he does, Armand Gamache begins to see his own blind spots – and the terrible things hiding there.

Review:

I enjoy this series and this book was good, but not great for me. I got tired with all of the sentence fragments and the constant refrain of “junkies, whores, and trannies”. All of those words are outdated so were hard to take. I also didn’t really enjoy the good looking versus the ugly contrast going on with some of the characters. The story, however, was interesting and the mystery was a good one. I liked the play on the word “blind” throughout the book. The conclusion was set up well.

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