Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

A conscience - we all have one, but do we know what may be on another person's conscience or even on ours that may bother us?

When a hooded figure appeared on the green in Three Pines and stayed without moving for three days, all the residents were tense and wondered what he was doing there.   Did the hooded figure date back to the historical Cobrador who collected debts?

Armand Gamache, Chief Inspector, kept an eye on the figure and could do nothing within his powers to remove him. But...why is Armand Gamache now on the witness stand testifying about a death that occurred during the time the hooded figure was present?

We follow the situation by being introduced to the trial and then back again to the events in Three Pines with the hooded figure standing on the village green. The trial has something going on besides the trial, though, and the judge seems to be picking up on it.

Louise Penny has given us another beautifully written, intellectual, intriguing plot that will have you glued to the pages, thinking about what a conscience really is and how it helps or hinders one's choices, and feeling for Gamache as he must defend all that happened in the quiet village of Three Pines.

GLASS HOUSES had me confused during the first few chapters, but once GLASS HOUSES got going another fantastic Louise Penny read and outcome awaits you with the endings always being brilliant and unexpected.

Don't miss reading the latest from Louise Penny. 4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


  1. A favourite author of mine. Just missed this on Netgalley by one day!

    1. She is a favorite for me too.

      Sorry about Netgalley.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

  2. I'm glad to hear you got into after the first few chapters. She's a fantastic author. Looking forward to reading it someday. I'm so behind in this series.

    1. Oh was excellent as always.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.

  3. Louise Penny is one of my favorite authors. Glass Houses arrived on Tuesday and I can't wait to start reading it.


    1. ENJOY, Cindy.

      She is a favorite of mine too.

      Thanks for commenting.

  4. I have heard such a lot about LP, she seems to write really good mystery/thrillers. Glad you enjoyed it once you got settled.

    1. The setting of her books, Three Pines, is marvelous. I would love to live there. It is fictitious, though.

      Her books are always brilliant with great twists and endings.

      The characters are wonderful too.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.