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Publisher's Summary

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 best seller 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?

©2008 Tana French (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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  • Nancy
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States
  • 02-15-18

"This is a re-issue of a great book.

As I listened to The Likeness, I realized I had listened to it before. And lo and behold it was in my library from a several years ago. Tho I am am still enjoying it I do think that Amazon should be up front about this being a re-issue. That being said it is worth a second listen.

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Captured by this book.

I listen to several books a week and have for years. I don’t remember one that pulled me is as The Likeness did. Every free minute I had I listened and the end of the book came too soon.

I would recommend the book to someone who likes to envision the setting of a book. The house and the garden, the family within the house, imperfect and fragile, were believable. The character for whom money was the most important thing was believable.

Well worth reading.

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Clever premise Way too long

The plot is well-crafted and the characters interesting. The story drags at times and she seems to need to tie up every loose end. Would have been more effective if several hours shorter. Reader is very good and her singing is fabulous.

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Ridiculous premise but I still listened

Only in fiction could this story be told. The reader must go along with the author’s silly idea that such an unlikely event could ever take place. That being said, the author worked very hard to dot her i’s and cross all her t’s to try and make it realistically possible. Once the reader accepts the impossible, a pretty imaginable story is waiting to be heard. 4 stars to the writer to dare the impossible.

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  • barry
  • Yountville, US, Canada
  • 05-17-18

A giant step forward

This is French's 2nd in her Dublin Murder Squad series, and where she made some typical freshman misteps in her first outing, all that is past by this one. Great characterizations, wonderful willingness to avoid the typical reductiveness of the genre. A great ear for dialogue, and an extremely able hand at presenting characters from either gender with authority. She will continue to deliver well crafted, bitter sweet and humane mysteries from here on out.

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  • Silvia
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • 05-08-18

Improbable Tale

Tana French is a fine and engaging writer, which is fortunate given the improbable nature of this twisted tale. I kept listening because, despite the need to stretch credulity, I enjoyed the narrator and French's ability to suck the reader in with her skillful writing. So, if you listen to this book, be aware that the story is improbable.

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  • ann
  • the woodlands, TX, United States
  • 04-27-18

Boring after first chapter

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I guess if you are Irish you may enjoy just to hear the dialogue. I could not finish this one as it was too boring. I enjoyed tana French ‘s other books.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tana French again?

Maybe not

What didn’t you like about Heather O'Neill’s performance?

Performance was good

Any additional comments?

I’d say skip this one

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  • SEW
  • Sachse, TX
  • 04-24-18

Enjoyed every minute!

First, I love a long book. And, I really love a GOOD long book. This fit the bill perfectly.
Once you get past the initial premise of the undercover cop the story becomes very believable and the characters seem real. I kind of figured it out early but I wanted to know all the ins and outs. And yet I didn't want the book to end. Pretty amazing after 22 hours!

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wonderful@

fantastic character development, intricate plot, kept me interested although it was a bit slow in the beginning. love this book!

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It was THAT Good!

I listen to books daily. I am always having to buy extra credits just to get by. That said, this is the best credit I have used for a very long time. Tana French can speak to you as though she’s the best friend you never got to meet! At one point I remember thinking that I would like to know someone as intelligent as Ms French. She must be an incredible conversationalist. So how good is it? I’m pretty jaded because of the amount of books I listen to. It’s hard to get five stars across the board from me. Especially when there is a major flaw. And I admit it, this book has a major flaw. But it’s easily overlooked, because you could stop reading an hour before the book is over. I gave it five stars because it was so very good and intensely engrossing… Except for the last hour. It has to be a damn good book for me to give it five stars when I didn’t like the last hour. But this book walks away with any reader’s award I could throw at it. And the last hour? Well, it didn’t add anything to the work anyway. There was a perfectly good ending just before that hour. Enjoy!