I finished 3 books this week! I feel so accomplished. So you'll be getting lots of reviews from me =)
The first review is for The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny. I don't know how popular Penny is across the country, but here in Walpole, NH everyone and their cousin reads her. There are 13 books in the series now, but having only recent become a Walpole resident, I only recently started reading these. Haha!
The Cruelest Month is the third book in her Inspector Gamache series and in my opinion, the first really good book. I'm now completely invested in the characters and can't wait to keep reading. Obviously she had lots of characters to set up in the first 2 books, but now, with a crazy subplot, I'm really enjoying the story line more.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache keeps getting pulled back to a quaint little village in Canada called Three Pines. There's an incredibly haunted house that makes appearances in all of the books so far. There are people you can totally imagine being neighbors with and people you can totally imagine murdering, which is why Gamache finds himself back in town so often.
While each mystery stands alone, the characters really require reading this series in order. And now with the sub-plot, I'd imagine you'll have to read that in order.
So if you're looking for a good mystery series with fabulous character development and mysteries that are actually hard to solve, definitely check out Louise Penny.