A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless
A white-knuckle ending . . . If it is conceivable for Penny to top herself, she has done so in this soul-searching, psychologically insightful journey into each of her memorable characters
Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police is one of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction
On all counts, Glass Houses succeeds brilliantly, full of elegant prose, intricate plots, and - most of all - Penny's moving, emotionally complex hero and his circle of friends and colleagues.
Brilliant . . . A serious exploration of justice and conscience and also a hugely entertaining and satisfying mystery
Penny's latest is one of her best ever. This is the perfect holiday weekend book.
The award-winning Penny does not rest on her laurels with this challenging and timely book. Though touched by the evils of the outside world, Three Pines remains a singular place away from time
Penny's absorbing, intricately plotted 13th Gamache novel proves she only gets better at pursuing dark truths with compassion and grace.
A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings.
Once again, she is on the cusp of literary transcendence.
. . . Three Pines is a sublime metaphor for the precariousness of harmony wherever we find it . . . one of the most entrancing fictional worlds in popular literature . . .
Penny's poetic style of writing and her deeply realized characters, with their mix of flaws and heroism, make her novels irresistible . . . a fascinating novel that is sure to appeal to a variety of readers - whether they typically enjoy mysteries or not.
Glass Houses, along with many of the other Gamache books, is so compelling that . . . what's going on in the world outside the novel is just noise.