This was my favorite Louise Penny book. I have enjoyed every one of her books. I was afraid I would miss the Three Pines characters since it took place in Paris. I was wrong. Getting to know the Gamache family was so satisfying. The dynamics and past family issues were intriguing. The mystery gave me whiplash going back and forth as to who were the bad guys. To me that's a sign of a good mystery. One last comment. The very last pages gave me huge laughs and ended with tears in my eyes.