Finished it!

The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny

Oh, Jean-Guy! For a nano-second I thought you'd found your happy ending.

 

 

In case you hadn't yet realized, I am totally invested in this series. And this was an excellent installment. The setting of a remote monastery made a change from the idyllic village of Three Pines, and it felt very dark and claustrophobic.

 

But it isn't a murderous monk who is the most disturbing thing in this story. It is the appearance of Gamache's boss, Chief Superintendent Francoeur. He is a very dangerous man. He knows the weaknesses of Gamache and Beauvoir and uses this knowledge to devastating effect.

 

If Chief Superintendent Francoeur doesn't get ripped to pieces by marauding tigers in the next book I am going to be very cross indeed.