Author: Louise Penny
Genre: Mystery, Three Pines Series #9
Personal Rating: 4/5 (very good)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Ralph Cosham
Yearly Count: 81
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is summoned to Three Pines when a friend of a villager goes missing. Meanwhile, Gamache is also dealing with unresolved feelings and knowledge regarding the Surete.
I listened to this book (and many others in this series), and while I love Ralph Cosham as Gamache, I felt like he didn't change his voice as much for other characters this go round and caused me to get confused a time or two. That also caused me some disappointment. THEN, interestingly enough, there was an interview with Cosham and Penny at the end of the audio, and the topic of HIM being Gamache obviously was discussed, but also that of the other characters. I didn't agree with everything that was shared, but one extremely interesting tidbit was that Cosham does his audio recordings as cold reads! He does not preview them or read ahead - nothing! With that being said, I could understand the lack of switching voices, but this has been his practice all along. I don't understand what happened in this book. It could absolutely, positively be ME and not Cosham, but I don't feel like taking on the blame today. LOL Despite the narration, this book ranked pretty high for me. I really enjoyed the two main story lines and of course, look forward to more! :)