All the Devils are Here Book Review

All the Devils are Here Book Review

Title: All the Devils Are Here
Author: Louise Penny
Published: September 1, 2020, Minotaur Books
No. of Pages: 433
Cover Price: $14.99 Kindle

Louise Penny, author of the bestselling Armand Gamache series, has outdone herself in the 16th installment, All the Devils Are Here. Armand and his wife, Reine-Marie have traveled to Paris to see relatives and have dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. The elderly Horowitz has planned a dinner for Armand’s family and after eating at a Paris restaurant, Horowitz is run down by a car, leaving him in critical condition and prompting Armand and his wife, as well as his son-in-law, Jean-Guy Beauvoir (who had been his second in command at the Sûreté, but has taken a lucrative job in Paris) investigating it as a murder. As the story progresses, there is danger, as well as a suspicious death in Horowitz’s Paris apartment. The investigation takes the characters to some unique places in Paris, and Gamache teams up with his old friend who happens to be in law enforcement, and may or may not be trusted.

Penny certainly knows how to tell a story, and she seems to know Paris well enough that it makes readers feel like they are really there. She has the ability to bring the city, as well as her characters to life, making this a novel that is difficult to put down. Although this book can be read as a standalone novel, most readers will want to read the Armand Gamache novels that have come before, not only to get the background on the characters, but also to get a good helping of suspense.

This series is not one to miss. Penny’s unique style will appeal to almost every suspense/mystery/thriller aficionado and this novel is highly recommended.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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