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The Likeness

By Tana French

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Format: Paperback, 466 pages
Published In: United States, 01 May 2009
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, In the "compelling"* and "pitch perfect"** follow up to Tana French s runaway bestseller 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? Best Novel of the Year by Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, and Publisher s Weekly Crime Fiction Favorite by Los Angeles Times Runner Up for Best Thriller of the Year, New York Magazine"

About the Author

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.

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No longer In the Woods, Det. Cassie Maddox is now investigating the murder of a Dublin girl who looks just like her and even has her undercover name. With a five-city tour; reading group guide. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Edgar-winner French blurs the boundaries between victim and cop, memory and fantasy, in this stunning sequel to her debut, In the Woods. Det. Cassie Maddox, a dead ringer for Lexie Madison, whose body has been found on the outskirts of the Irish village of Glenskehy, agrees to masquerade as Lexie in a police effort to identify her murderer. Cassie journeys to Whitethorn House, the rambling mansion Lexie shared with four fellow Ph.D. students and tells the friends that she survived the attack. As she probes deeper into the close-knit group, Cassie finds herself becoming emotionally attached to the stoic Daniel, sensitive Justin, gadabout Rafe and dependable Abby. But as tensions rise in the house and in Glenskehy, Cassie must decide if the biggest threat comes from without or lurks within. French cleverly subverts the conventions of the locked room mystery, ratcheting up the tension at every turn with her multidimensional characters. Readers looking for a new name in psychological suspense need look no further than this powerful new Irish voice. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"[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 Praise for Tana French "When you read Ms. French -- and she has become required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting -- make only one assumption: All of your initial assumptions are wrong"--The New York Times "Tana French is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years."--The Washington Post "[Tana French] inspires cultic devotion in readers...most crime fiction is diverting; French's is consuming."--The New Yorker "To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she's simply this: a truly great writer."- --Gillian Flynn "French is a poet of mood and a master builder of plots." ---The Washington Post "One of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing." --The Wall Street Journal "French does something fresh with every novel, each one as powerful as the last but in a very different manner. Perhaps she has superpowers of her own? Whatever the source of her gift, it's only growing more miraculous with every book." --Salon.com [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 Praise for Tana French When you read Ms. French and she has become required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting make only one assumption: All of your initial assumptions are wrong The New York Times "Tana French is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years." The Washington Post "[Tana French] inspires cultic devotion in readers most crime fiction is diverting; French's is consuming." The New Yorker To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she s simply this: a truly great writer. Gillian Flynn French is a poet of mood and a master builder of plots. The Washington Post One of the most distinct and exciting new voices in crime writing. The Wall Street Journal French does something fresh with every novel, each one as powerful as the last but in a very different manner. Perhaps she has superpowers of her own? Whatever the source of her gift, it s only growing more miraculous with every book. Salon.com" " [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 " The Likeness [is] a book even better than the first, which was very good indeed. . . . The suspense is gut-grinding . . . A wonderful book." -New York Daily News " For The Likeness, [French] has brought back detective Cassie Maddox and fashioned a plot that harks back to both Donna Tartt and Wilkie Collins." -The Washington Post " [French's] already signature blend of psychological insight, beautiful writing and wry humor is on display once more in The Likeness." -The Baltimore Sun " [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" " "The Likeness" [is] a book even better than the first, which was very good indeed. . . . The suspense is gut-grinding . . . A wonderful book." -"New York Daily News" " For "The Likeness," [French] has brought back detective Cassie Maddox and fashioned a plot that harks back to both Donna Tartt and Wilkie Collins." -"The Washington Post" " [French's] already signature blend of psychological insight, beautiful writing and wry humor is on display once more in "The Likeness."" -"The Baltimore Sun" a [Tana French] aces her second novel. "The Likeness" [is a] nearly pitch- perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller, "In the Woods,"a a"Entertainment Weekly" a "The Likeness" [is] a book even better than the first, which was very good indeed. . . . The suspense is gut-grinding . . . A wonderful book.a a"New York Daily News" a For "The Likeness," [French] has brought back detective Cassie Maddox and fashioned a plot that harks back to both Donna Tartt and Wilkie Collins.a a"The Washington Post" a [Frenchas] already signature blend of psychological insight, beautiful writing and wry humor is on display once more in "The Likeness,"a a"The Baltimore Sun"

EAN: 9780143115625
ISBN: 0143115626
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 21.23 x 13.82 x 2.54 centimetres (0.29 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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