The Likeness by Tana FrenchThe Likeness by Tana French

The Likeness

byTana French

Hardcover | August 21, 2008

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Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to deal with the events of In the Woods. She is out of the Murder Squad and has started a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill but is too badly shaken to commit to Sam or to her career. Then Sam is allocated a new case, that of a young woman stabbed to death just outside Dublin. He calls Cassie to the murder scene and she finds the victim is strangely familiar. In fact, she is Cassie's double. Not only that, but her ID says she is Lexie Madison the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. With no leads, no suspects and no clues, Cassie's old undercover boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: to send Cassie undercover in the dead girl's place. She could pick up information the police would never hear and tempt the killer to finish the job. So Cassie moves into Whitethorn House, poses as a post-grad student, and prepares to enter Lexie's world.
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She trained as an actor at Trinity College Dublin and has worked mainly in theatre. Her first novel, In the Woods, was published in 2007; it won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel and the IVCA Clarion Award for Best Fiction, and was a N...
Title:The LikenessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 2 × 6.5 × 9.5 inPublished:August 21, 2008Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0340924772

ISBN - 13:9780340924778


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good second book I have to say that this book is great but not as good as the first book, In The Woods. That book blew my socks off. This one has the returning character of Cassie Maddox who is trying to get over the events from the previous book. While the plot can curl your hair about a dead body that looks just like Cassie, I miss the fire of Rob Ryan. But then I do realize that is the point!
Date published: 2013-07-10

Editorial Reviews

Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story-Kirkus