CHARGE: To discover who would crush a daughter to death with a statue of her father?
FACTS: A remote inn, an anniversary getaway, and a family reunion. What could go wrong? Chief Inspector Gamache, on a romantic anniversary trip with his wife, is actually on the scene of the murder of Julia Martin at the magnificent Manoir Bellechasse. /surrounded by her family, Julia Martin is killed by the force of a newly-dedicated statue of her father crushing her to death. Familiar characters Peter and Clara Morrow are there as members of the family reunion group. Who killed Julia? What was the motive? This is a brilliantly written store of love, hate, and intrigue.
VERDICT: Guilty, as charged. This book was magnificent. My favorite, by far, of this series.