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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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  • Michelle
  • Worcester, MA United States
  • 08-06-18

Good but not mind blowing

In the first book, I couldn't stop listening. This second book I stopped listening for quite a while. It took me several months to start listening again. I'm not sure why but, maybe because it wasn't as gripping as the first, maybe it was the narrator I'm not quite sure. I finally finished it last week. I liked it but it could have been better. The characters were not as vivid as they were in the first book. I still consider it a good read but I was a little disappointed because the first book, in my opinion, was extraordinarily good.

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  • barry
  • Fredericksburg, TX
  • 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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Unbelievable

Loved the character. Love the narrative voice. Have read and loved all of Tana French's series ....even more in audible than on the page. But find the situation central to the plot of The Likeness (which precedes most of the others published so far) required more suspension of disbelief than I can muster.

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fantastic read!

everything about this is awesome. this book kept me interested and the narrator brought it to life. tremendous!

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Amazing!!

I enjoyed every aspect of this story! The suspense, the twists, the emotion, the narrator. Worth every second!

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The writing...

This manage to get an overall rating of 3 stars from me because of Tana French’s talented descriptive writing and the great performance of the narrator BUT this story needed a deep haircut. There was a lot of redundancy and flat-out stalling, which is why I also gave the story just 3 stars. The premise is ridiculous because she could never take the place of a member of such an intimate group of friends. I’m sure there will be those who disagree with me but I doubt you could fool me even if I’d only had a casual relationship with a person. I’ll go so far as to say I’m sure of it. There’s something in the eyes, smell and movements of every individual that marks us and I rarely miss it. I might go along to get along with the idea if the character had been away for six months but no way after 2 weeks. They’d have had to be roommates that only passed each otherand then went their way. The relationship would have to stay at the level of just a group of people thrown together by the need to share rent but this group is supposed to be like siblings to one another and spent all of their days and nights together. No way...

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Re-issue...Not Happy

This is a re-issue! It's upseting to relize I've just bought a book I have in my Library. It's new cover art so I didn't recognize it until I started listening and audible didn't tag it as already in my library. I can not return it...I could be wrong but that doesn't seem to be an option anymore.
Too be fair I enjoyed it the first time but not interested in a second go.

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  • SF Sam
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 09-26-18

Excellent and Engaging

This book is a gorgeously descriptive voyeuristic adventure. It was so engrossing, so thrilling. I loved it. Tana French's writing is captivating and visceral. The narration is pitch-perfect, seamlessly drawing the listener into every character, successfully giving nuanced accents and attitude to each voice.