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The Hangman, by Louise Penny

lit_stacks's review

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25

jess_mccoy's review against another edition

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3.0

A short little whodunnit. It doesn’t have the soul of the Gamache novels, but is a nice snippet of a mystery.

thulu36's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

marlisenicole's review against another edition

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dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

happy_hiker's review against another edition

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3.0

I understand this was written as part of a Canadian literacy project. I read this because I am a huge Penny fan.

jennj72's review against another edition

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3.0

This was kind of a fun short read. The beginning felt a little juvenile, but turned out to be better than I thought. Also, it is such a quick and easy read.

lazymaple13's review

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mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

snowlilly's review against another edition

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5.0

Even her novellas are great

paunchgigabyte's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

jennybeastie's review against another edition

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I was so confused about this novella -- reading it, I was having a hard time even believing it had been written by Louise Penny, because it was so different from the main series -- short, declarative sentences. No veering into the emotional lives of the main characters. No mention of the ruction between Gamache and Beauvoir. It's like alternative universe Louise Penny.

However! Some of the other reviewers mention that it was created specifically "as an "easy reader" for adults with reading difficulties." and the light came on -- that makes so much sense, and what a cool project. So I'm not going to star it, because all the stars for the project, but only a couple of stars for the series continuation, and when I have a conflict like that I just don't rate it at all. I am really glad this exists, and I think even more kindly on L.P. for giving back to the community in this way.