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The Likeness: A Novel

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Tana French

*Starred Review* French’s debut novel, In the Woods (2007), introduced Dublin Murder Squad detective Cassie Maddox and earned unanimous critical praise. Cassie is back, and French has written another winner. The body of a young woman is found in … see full wiki

Author: Tana French
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Viking Adult
2 reviews about The Likeness: A Novel
review by . September 25, 2010
In the pages of The Likeness, Cassie Maddox must go down the rabbit hole of her own past to solve her latest mystery, and climb all the way back out. In reading her story, you may have to do the same.      The Likeness picks up only a few months after Tana French's first novel - In the Woods - left off. The narrator of that book, Rob Ryan, is now replaced by his former partner, Cassie Maddox. Since we've heard from her before, but not as narrator until now, her narrative …
review by . March 16, 2009
This Dublin-based sequel to "In the Woods" fulfills French's earlier promise. She hones her protagonist, sharpens her style, and narrows her perspective. The result, in the final third, kept me up well past bedtime. For me, a sure sign of success.    I liked it better than ITW. That novel, reviewed recently by me here, introduced Detective Cassie Maddox's former partner, Rob Ryan, as he told of their investigation. Characters and dialogue often proved intriguing, but the plot …
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