Still Life by Louise Penny is one of the books that has been waiting on my shelf for months and months. I finally had a chance to pick up this mystery detective novel and I’m happy that I did.
The story begins in the small town of Three Pines near Montreal when a well-liked woman is found dead in the woods. With an arrow wound on her chest, there’s no denying that her death wasn’t an accident…
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is the lead detective investigating the murder and I was impressed by his intelligence and perceptiveness. As many great detectives do, Gamache has the uncanny knack for finding the hidden pieces of the puzzle and fitting them together. He brings his team to the small town of Three Pines to get to the bottom of what happened.
Still Life is well written and kept me curious throughout the story. I will definitely read more of Louise Penny’s books!
My favorite quote from the book:
“Oscar Wilde said that conscience and cowardice are the same thing. What stops us from doing horrible things isn’t our conscience, but the fear of getting caught.”
4 thoughts on “Still Life by Louise Penny”
I adore Louise Penny’s books. The entire Inspector Gamache series is fabulous. And it feels very authentic – everyone has their faults and their secrets, there are good people and bad. I hope you read the rest of them and enjoy!
I definitely plan to read more in the series, thank you! That’s a good of description, learning the character’s faults and secrets does make a book feel more real!
I keep meaning to start this series because I hear SO many great things about it. And “Still Life” has been sitting on my shelf for at least six months. Now, I’m even more motivated to pick it up!
I hope that you have a chance to pick it up soon! It’s a great quick crime fiction novel – I’m looking forward to reading more in the series!