Library Journal has named HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN one of the best audiobooks of 2013HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN has been named BEST FICTION BOOK OF 2013 by Book Browse in the US.The American Library Association made it a top ten pick for best book published in the entire nation in September. AudioFile Magazine has named HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN one of the year's Best Crime Novels, and has also named the remarkable Ralph Cosham one of the year's top narrators. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN has been shortlisted for the Gold Dagger, by the Crime Writer's Association, for best crime novel in the UK. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN has debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list!! Kirkus Review '….luminous insights into trust and friendship, that will hook readers and keep them hooked..' Booklist "Penny has always used setting to support theme brilliantly, but here she outdoes herself, contrasting light and dark, innocence and experience, goodness and evil both in the emotional lives of her characters and in the way those characters leave their footprints on the landscape. Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel." Publishers Weekly "Complex characterizations…subtle plotting…masterful…unfolds with subtlety and intelligence. Once again, Penny impressively balances personal courage and faith with heartbreaking choices and monstrous evil" Library Journal "Penny's mysteries are really character studies. There is police procedure being followed, but the forensics take second place to Gamache's absolutely fascinating probe into the characters of every single person involved in the investigation: the police, the witnesses, and especially the suspects. He cares passionately about each person and makes the reader care. Highly recommended" The Washington Post " ....extraordinary. In How the Light Gets In, Penny has written a magnificent mystery novel that appeals not only to the head, but also to the heart and soul."