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I have read all of Louise Penny's Three Pines novels and greatly enjoyed her previous ones, but this was certainly a disappointment. First of all, aside from the murder itself, nothing really happens for at least the first 200 pages. Finally the action picks up a bit, but the denouement seems forced and unrealistic, not to mention boring. Although I have recommended her previous novels to friends and family, I can't do the same for The Brutal Telling. Best to stay away from this one.