The Nature of the Beast
- Author Louise Penny
- Narrator Adam Sims
- Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
- Run Time 12 hours and 50 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Crime and mystery fiction, Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction.
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What to expect
‘One of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction’ THE TIMES
There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.
Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache’s world of facts and feelings.
Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn’t cry wolf. His boundless sense of adventure and vivid imagination mean he has a tendency to concoct stories so extraordinary and so far-fetched that no one can possibly believe him.
But when Laurent disappears, former Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.
So begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. And what Gamache uncovers deep in the forest leads back to crimes of the past, betrayal and murder, with more sinister consequences than anyone could have possibly imagined . . .
Ten million readers.
One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.
‘Penny combines clever plotting with beautifully evocative descriptions’ DAILY EXPRESS
Clever, full of twists and turns, a wonderfully satisfying – and moving – addition to Penny’s atmospheric, distinctive seriesKate Mosse on How the Light Gets In
Penny’s elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time withMetro
Brimming with atmosphere and steeped in soul-searching . . . Penny combines clever plotting with beautifully evocative descriptionsDaily Express
Subtle, elegant and beautifully writtenSunday Mirror on How The Light Get In