A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny – Audiobook Spotlight

A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny, narrated by Ralph Cosham
Published in audio by Macmillan Audio, published in print by Minotaur Books, both imprints of Macmillan

In the fall of 2009, I discovered the amazing crime fiction blog, Jen’s Book Thoughts. If you don’t know Jen’s blog and you ever read (or listen to) crime fiction, you must hie yourself over there immediately, er, as soon as you finish reading this post. One of Jen’s recent posts in particular caught my eye, her effusive review of Louise Penny’s The Brutal Telling. She sold me on it, and a few months later I read the first book in Penny’s Inspector Gamache series, Still Life and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Unfortunately, those were the days before I had FictFact to manage my series intake, and I managed to more or less forget about the Gamache series for some time, until this latest book, A Trick of the Light was released. Suddenly I find myself in possession of the most recent audiobook, after hearing over and over again from Jen and other bloggers I trust how fantastic the audiobooks are, but at the same time being told that I really should read at least the two previous books before getting to this one. Here’s a description of A Trick of the Light I found on Indiebound:

“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.”
But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow’s garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara’s solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light.  Where nothing is as it seems.  Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart.  And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they’ve found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.

If you suddenly see an influx of Louise Penny reviews on this blog, you’ll know why. It is me, desperately trying to catch up so I can listen to A Trick of the Light. If you’re curious, you can listen to a clip and see why I’m so looking forward to it.

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8 comments to A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny – Audiobook Spotlight

  • I’ve heard so much about this author, and I love this genre, so I’m having a yearning. To catch up with any series though, is exhausting to think about. I’ll look forward to the influx, and perhaps I will get inspired!

  • I am definitely going to have to check out this series. Crime fiction works so well in audio. And I completely agree about the fabulous Jen’s Book Thoughts. She’s a book blogging star. :)

  • I love this series. I just finished listening to the third, trying to get caught up. I read the first and listened to the next two, and I honestly think I enjoy them on audio more than in print.

  • Amy

    The whole series is beautiful. I binged on Louise Penny last spring, read the entire Inspector Gamache series in a month, and am anxiously waiting for the new one to come into my library.

  • I’m really growing to enjoy crime fiction on audio as well. I have this one sitting on my shelf at home. Guess I’ll need to be doing a bit of catch up as well.

  • I cannot wait to listen to A Trick of the Light. I’m on the waiting list at the library. This is one of my very favorite audio series. I have enjoyed them from the very first one and every book just gets better and better. I have a literary crush on Armand Gamache and I think Ralph Cosham is the perfect voice for him so therefore I also have a crush on Ralph Cosham.

  • I’m unfamiliar with the series as well as the author! Sounds like I have a lot of catching up to do, but listening to crime fiction every once and awhile might be something I enjoy.

  • […] in the series, A Trick of Light is the one I have most recently seen highlighted, for example, by Devourer of Books. I used Jen’s link to FitFact and found the first book in the series is Still Life – […]