In Louise Penny’s riveting novel State of Terror, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is faced with his most personal case yet. The missing founder of the Order of Ancient Mysteries has reappeared—unexpectedly and without explanation—just as Gamache begins to grapple with devastating revelations about his past. With deeply disturbing implications for the future both of the ancient order and Quebec itself, Gamache must track down the charismatic but elusive Lucien Brouillard before it’s too late. But even if he does find him, can he stop Brouillard from revealing dark secrets that could destroy them all?
For who is this book for ?
Louise Penny’s riveting novel State of Terror is for fans of mystery, thriller and suspense novels. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache faces his most personal case yet as the missing founder of the Order of Ancient Mysteries reappears. With deeply disturbing implications for the future both of the ancient order and Quebec itself, Gamache must track down Lucien Brouillard before it’s too late.
- The author’s exquisite writing draws the reader in and creates a powerful sense of atmosphere.
- The plot is intricately crafted, with plenty of suspense and surprise twists.
- Characters are richly drawn and complex, making for an engaging read.
- The book may be slow for some readers
- The author’s other books are better
- The ending might not be satisfying for everyone
Learn more about the author
Louise Penny is the author of eleven #1 New York Times bestsellers, including The Nature of the Beast, How the Light Gets In, and A Great Reckoning. She lives in a small village south of Montreal with her husband and stepson.
“The suspenseful, well-crafted plot is woven around Gamache’s personal conflict and will keep readers turning pages. This is another terrific installment in a series that keeps getting better.”
“If you are looking for a different type of mystery, with interesting characters and a well-done plot, then I highly recommend Louise Penny’s novels.”
“Gritty and intricately plotted, Penny’s latest is a standout in the Gamache series. The complex plot and richly drawn characters are sure to please her many fans.”
“One of the most compelling and well-crafted books I have read in a while. With eloquent prose, Penny takes us on an introspective journey that is at once mysterious and thought-provoking.”