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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Unforgiveness Gets You Killed

 Unforgiveness kills you.  A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny proves it.  This is an Inspector Gamache novel.  Gamache in discharging his duties, has changed two people with unforgiving hearts.

One is a serial killer, in jail for life, John Fleming.  Fleming has escaped and is after Gamache and all that he loves.  The other is Sam, who was only a child, when his mother was murdered, possibly by Sam and his sister Fiona.  Fiona goes to prison for it, but Sam hates Gamache for changing his life.  Actually, Fiona is John Fleming's daughter and Sam, somehow is family, too.  

It's not until the last half of the book that the reader will understand that Fleming and Sam are in cahoots.  The first half of the book has you going down rabbit holes: a hidden room, a painting 160 years old with hidden pictures placed in it, relationships among the residents of Three Pines, and the histories of the characters.  

Gamache is almost killed in this one.  It is close.  I couldn't believe it, but afterwards I thought, he can't live forever.  Louise Penny will kill him off, but how will keep you reading.

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