Although classified as a mystery this novel has intrigue, enjoyable plots and revolves around excellent characters. Chief Inspector Gamache is a central character in several of her books but it is not necessary to read them in any particular order. I was immediately fascinated with the setting and the characters in this story set in the wilderness outside of Quebec, Three Pines, a fictitious village that has seen better times but now some newcomers hope to revive it as a tourist spot. A tramp is murdered and left in the local bistro.
I could not determine who would be guilty and changed my mind several times reading this through until the last page, 372. From the very beginning the author builds a character and then has a twist, the first being the relationship between Gabri and Olivier two men.....
I readily give this one 5 *****