- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- EDITORIAL REVIEWS
In the "compellingˮ (The Boston Globe) and "pitch perfectˮ ( Entertainment Weekly) follow-up to Tana French's runaway bestseller In the Woods, Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad--until an urgent telephone call brings her back to an eerie 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 is back undercover, to find out not only who killed this young woman, but, more importantly, who she was. The Likeness is a supremely suspenseful story exploring the nature of identity and belonging.
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.
"[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**
"Tana French puts a clever twist on every lonely child's fantasy of leading a parallel life when she creates an alternate identity for her detective in THE LIKENESS... Cassie is a character -- the eternal lost child -- you can really care about. " --New York Times Book Review
"The writing is glorious, and the characters and drama so compelling" -- The Boston Globe*
"Savor French's turns of phrase and simmering suspense until the prospect of finishing shuts all distractions out." -- The Baltimore Sun
"The verve of her writing illuminates the uncanny experience of stepping into someone else's life. [The Likeness is] a sophisticated thriller." -- The Dallas Morning News