The Likeness (Paperback)

By Tana French

Penguin Books, 9780143115625, 466pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

August 2008 Indie Next List

“Cassie Maddox is a former undercover detective working in domestic violence when she is called to the scene of a murder of a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to Cassie herself. Stranger still, the victim's name is apparently Lexie Madison, an identity fabricated by Cassie years ago. As layers of secrets are revealed, this memerizing novel will keep the reader riveted.”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI
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Indie Next List Highlights 2008

“Cassie Maddox is a former undercover detective working in domestic violence when she is called to the scene of a murder of a girl who bears an uncanny resemblance to Cassie herself. Stranger still, the victim's name is apparently Lexie Madison, an identity fabricated by Cassie years ago. As layers of secrets are revealed, this mesmerizing novel will keep the reader riveted!”
— Tova Beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI
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Description

New York Times bestselling author Tana French:
"has become required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting" (The New York Times)
"is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" (The Washington Post),
"inspires cultic devotion in readers...most crime fiction is diverting; French's is consuming." (The New Yorker)

Look out for Tana French's newest novel, The Trespasser, available now

In the "compelling"* and "pitch perfect"** 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. But an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie 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. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl?

Best Novel of the Year by Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, and Publisher's Weekly
Crime Fiction Favorite by Los Angeles Times
Runner Up for Best Thriller of the Year, New York Magazine.


About the Author

Tana French is also the author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret Place, and The Trespasser. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. She lives in Dublin with her family.


Praise For The Likeness

" [Tana French] aces her second novel. The Likeness [is a] nearly pitch- perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller, In the Woods."
-Entertainment Weekly

" The Likeness [is] a book even better than the first, which was very good indeed. . . . The suspense is gut-grinding . . . A wonderful book."
-New York Daily News

" For The Likeness, [French] has brought back detective Cassie Maddox and fashioned a plot that harks back to both Donna Tartt and Wilkie Collins."
-The Washington Post

" [French's] already signature blend of psychological insight, beautiful writing and wry humor is on display once more in The Likeness."
-The Baltimore Sun

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