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The Likeness | [Tana French]

The Likeness

Tana French's debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times best-seller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.
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Tana French's debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times best-seller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.

©2008 Tana French; (P)2008 Recorded Books

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    Amazon Customer Quincy, CA 10-23-11
    Amazon Customer Quincy, CA 10-23-11 Member Since 2009
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    "This is a Terrific Listen"

    I didn't listen to Tana French's books in order, having listed to A Faithful Place first. But In the Woods and this one soon followed Faithful. I love her books and can't wait for her to write another. Books that delve so deeply into the psyche of the characters are such fun to listen to. The reader in this book did an excellent job with all the voices, especially that of Daniel. I was sorry to have it end and, like many others, hope that she will one day write more with Cassie as the main character.

    Oh, for the person who said this book was too long and filled with much unnecessary information, get the abridged version next time if you want brevity.

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    Barbara Bozeman, MT, United States 10-21-11
    Barbara Bozeman, MT, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story"

    I am listening to this book for the third time. I love Heather O'Neill's voice and this is a great story.

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    Dawn United States 10-04-11
    Dawn United States 10-04-11 Member Since 2013

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    "Not a believable premise"

    So, while I did enjoy the narration, I found the premise of this story to be rather unbelievable. The parts I did like were the actual detective work - gathering information and pinning down the suspects. The waxing poetic about the beauty of the communal lifestyle was over the top. No way could I buy for even a second that someone could be an exact double of another person, and her friends would not notice. But, not a bad story.

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    Dianne laguna niguel, CA, United States 08-19-11
    Dianne laguna niguel, CA, United States 08-19-11 Member Since 2006
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    "What a wonderfully written book!"

    I stumbled upon Tana French's Into the Woods and discovered what a great read it was. Or, shall I say, a great listen. Tana French is a fantastic writer with the ability to make you FEEL as if the characters are totally real, and their emotions and decisions and frustrations fit right into your psyche as if they were old friends. This book is loosely a 2nd in a series, as I have already downloaded and listened to her other two first before this one, it seems they are tied together thru some character connections.

    If you like the irish accent, soft lilt of a female voice and feeling a book deeply, and being able to picture your characters, download this! You won't be disappointed. And, while you're at it, grab her other two!! She's quite brilliant.

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    denise clayton, CA, United States 07-23-11
    denise clayton, CA, United States 07-23-11
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    "The Likeness"

    The story was a little slow going. I kept waiting for something really exciting to happen and it never really did.

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    Vanessa 07-21-11
    Vanessa 07-21-11 Member Since 2015

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    "Better Than Her First"

    I enjoyed this book significantly more than "In the Woods" and I think this narrator is better as well. The story is engaging, surprising at times, and touching. However, I personally find it frustrating and annoying (especially in an audiobook where I can't just skip ahead) when a character consistently makes foolish or harmful choices. I don't really enjoy self-destructive characters and Tana French excels at writing them!

    Still, I'm giving it 4 stars because she is an excellent writer with an excellent narrator, even if I find her characters maddening.

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    Kelin Asheville, NC, United States 06-23-11
    Kelin Asheville, NC, United States 06-23-11 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "suspend your disbelief"

    No two people look or act enough alike for this story to be believable. It did hold my attention and I thought it was well put together. But, please, enough with the metaphors.

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    06-12-11
    06-12-11 Member Since 2010
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    "WOW !!!"

    I thought this book was fantastic! It drew me in and totally engrossed me. The characters were intriguing, complicated and very interesting as was the storyline. I loved most of the characters but hated one or two! This was an immensely well written "who done-it". The narrator did a perfect job!

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    Sharon Rolla, MO, United States 06-04-11
    Sharon Rolla, MO, United States 06-04-11 Member Since 2006
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    "The Likeness"

    Yuck!!! after 10 discs could not get into it and threw it out. Story very uninteresting.

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    Jolae 06-04-11
    Jolae 06-04-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it!"

    I can't wait for more by this author. I have listened to the all and all are captivating.

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