The Likeness

The Likeness : Dublin Murder Squad: 2

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Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. With no leads, no suspects and no clues to Lexie's real identity, Cassie's old boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: send Cassie undercover in her place, to tempt the killer out of hiding to finish the job.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 42mm | 504g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340924799
  • 9780340924792
  • 5,636

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Skilfully written . . . French has a brilliant ear for dialogue . . . in the best tradition of classic crime writers, such as P D James and Ruth Rendell, her characters are fully-rounded people and she is able to layer plots and storylines with a mastery that belies the fact that it is only her second book. * Sunday Independent, Dublin * Creepily melding elements of Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" . . . THE LIKENESS by Tana French, seduces from the start . . . A nifty tale of desire for belonging, as well as a cool thriller * Time Out * An eerie thriller, perfect for holidays * Sunday World * Beautifully written and elegantly descriptive, this is a true literary detective novel rather than a whodunnit * Irish Mail on Sunday * An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller. * Woman and Home * French's second foray into the dark world of psychological crime more than proves she's the real deal * Daily Mirror *
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About Tana French

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. Her first novel, In the Woods, won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel and the IVCA Clarion Award for Best Fiction. In the Woods, The Likeness and Faithful Place, were all New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter. She keeps a website at
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84,823 ratings
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4 43% (36,411)
3 18% (15,664)
2 4% (2,998)
1 1% (960)
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