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Unconvincing,
Interesting,
Dramatic

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The Likeness: A Novel
by Tana French

Published: 2009-05-26
Paperback : 466 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 9 of 14 members
New York Times bestselling author Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, is “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post) and “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker).

“Required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, ...
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Introduction

New York Times bestselling author Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, is “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post) and “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker).

“Required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting.” —The New York Times

Soon to be a Starz series


In the “compelling? (The Boston Globe) and “pitch perfect? (Entertainment Weekly) follow-up to Tana French’s runaway bestseller In the Woods, it?s six months later and Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad with no plans to go back—until an urgent telephone call summons her to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more important, who was this girl?

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by [email protected] (see profile) 04/22/19

I found the premise so implausible that I gave up on trying to take it seriously and simply enjoyed what I could. There was some solid descriptive passages to set the scenes and relationships.

 
by KarenUK (see profile) 03/14/17

 
  "Boring and Slow"by MarlaTapper (see profile) 02/28/17

After 250 pages, I just didn't care whodunnit. Editor, you dropped the ball! Too slow!

 
by maddief (see profile) 02/23/17

 
by mjhk516 (see profile) 10/14/15

 
  "The likeness"by PattiAL (see profile) 11/15/12

The situation was not really plausible. The relationships between the characters were a little kinky.
However, the story kept my interest, and French's writing was wonderful as usual.

 
  "The Likeness"by mkatz (see profile) 03/22/12

I think there are better mysteries out there. Just didn't seem realistic enough, but it was not a bad read.

 
  "Undercover cop loses her objectivity."by corron (see profile) 03/22/12

Meh. Couldn't buy the premise but went along for the ride. "Liked" the book but would have preferred to have spent my reading time on something more rewarding.

 
  "I liked it.y"by fsteinzeig (see profile) 01/28/11

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