The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
A murder in an isolated monastery, bring Gamache and Beouvoir to the cloistered community where glances, silences and the smallest of tremors are magnified into blaring communication.
I was spoiled for a major character conflict in this book and it made it so hard to read as I saw it happening. The relationship of Gamache’s team are so intimate and central to the books that this blow was excruciating building as it does in conflicts in previous books.
So much of this book is about intentions, the desire to protect and care for others and small choices with big consequences. I’m so glad I’m reading this series as backlist and don’t have to wait a year or more between books!
I loved that the audio ended with a snippet of a Gregorian chant!
cw: murder, homophobia, drug use, addiction, PTSD.