That was the danger. Not that betrayals happened, not that cruel things happened, but that they could outweigh all the good. That we could forget the good and only remember the bad.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec has retreated to Quebec City during Winter Carnival to try and recover from a disastrous case in the company of an old friend. While spending time in a small library devoted to the history of the English in Quebec, he is embroiled in a murder case that threatens to awaken both his recent traumatic memories, and the long-standing tensions between Anglos and Francophones in Quebec. The city, with its history and charm, becomes a character. You can practically taste the café au lait and brush away the croissant crumbs. Penny always gives us lovely, flawed characters, and so it is in Bury Your Dead. But the character we most like to spend time with is the quiet Inspector with the kind eyes, Armand Gamache, who here struggles to move past memories of a case that cost him a member of his team, and almost cost him his life. Narrator Ralph Cosham does a superb job with all the voices for this series, especially Gamache, making this a rare series that I always prefer to experience in audio.
Check the BPL catalog for this title: Bury Your Dead