Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny
Thank you to Minotaur Books for my free copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Goodreads Synopsis: 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: Roughly this time last year, Glass Houses was one of the first ARCs I ever received so I was determined to review it even if it was the 13th installment in a series I’d never even heard of. After finishing it, I went back and read the series from the beginning. Kingdom of the Blind has become my new favorite.
I always love finding the meaning behind the titles of Penny’s books, and for me this one was the best. I love that the issue with the drug epidemic carried over into this novel as it’s [unfortunately] such an appropriate topic to cover with current events. This series definitely has more of a cozy mystery feel, but the last couple of books have been a bit edgier, which is always a plus in my book. And in case there was any doubt, Ruth is still my favorite character.
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #14
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: November 27, 2018
Page Count: 400
Overall Rating: 5/5