The Starving Bibliophile

Books before food (and any sort of comfortable life).

The Likeness

Summary: Six months after the events of In The Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is transferred out of the murder squad. Then Sam O’Neill finds a young woman who’s ID says her name is Lexie Madison – the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover detective – and she looks exactly like Cassie. With no leads, no suspects, and no clue to Lexie’s real identity, Cassie’s old undercover boss, Frank Mackey, spots the opportunity of a lifetime. They can send Cassie undercover in her place to find out information that the police never would. As she is drawn into Lexie’s world, Cassie realizes that the girl’s secrets run deeper than anyone imagined. Her friends are becoming suspicious, Sam has discovered a generations-old feud involving the old house the students lived in, and Frank is starting to suspect that Cassie’s growing emotional involvement could put the whole investigation at risk. Another gripping psychological thriller featuring the headstrong protagonist we’ve come to love, from an author who has proven that she can deliver.

Oh my Jesus, Tana French, you have done it again! Prepare to be take on a thrill ride that will shake you to the core. This book, like In The Woods, is slow and tedious because there is so much rich detail that has to be portrayed. If you use your detective, clue finding skills, you can more or less guess the ending to this novel but I can guarantee that you won’t get every detail. French leads you in many different directions before she gets to the end, but it’s definitely worth it. I would recommend this book to ANYONE [except stupid non-book lovers lol] who is willing to put genuine time into reading it.


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This entry was posted on June 26, 2010 by in Books and tagged , , , .
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