Friday, March 18, 2011

CBR III Review #43: The Likeness by Tana French

CBR III Review #43: The Likeness by Tana French

Cassie Maddox from French's debut In the Woods is back in The Likeness.  No longer working with her old partner Cassie has gone back to the Domestic Violence unit but a unique crime gets her called back to the murder squad and  undercover work. The body of a young woman is found outside Dublin and she bears an uncanny and virtually identical resemblance to Cassie.  The police cover up the murder and report it as an attack and Cassie steps back into the life of the murdered woman to try and catch the killer. However, Cassie starts to fall in love with this woman's life and she starts to have a hard time separating her feelings from the case.

Once again French writes a novel where the words are beautiful and the story is haunting and once again you fall in love with her characters.  French writes relationships between people so well that you wish to be immersed in them yourself.  The mystery behind her novel is not that hard to solve and the probability of two people looking so much alike and their paths crossing is practically nil but her writing is wonderfully well done that you let some things slide.  The novel makes you wish you were in college again and all you hard to worry about was class and friendships.  This novel had more closure than her first novel In the Woods which I appreciated but the mystery was more farfetched.  I highly recommend reading a novel by Tana French and hopefully you'll end up as immersed in her world as I was.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 892 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0670018864
  • Publisher: Penguin (July 17, 2008)
  • Sold by: Penguin Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0015DYIOU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews 
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