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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited (Jan. 12 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1846485274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846485275
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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riveting... hugely satisfying—Irish Independent

'A truly creepy mystery thriller... so gripping you'll want to finish it in one sitting, no matter how many coffees it takes! ******"— Now Magazine

'French's second foray into the dark world of psychological crime more than proves she's the real deal'****—Daily Mirror

A literary crime stonker.—Lottie Moggach, thelondonpaper

An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller.—Woman and Home

Begin reading this and you won't want to stop—Choice

Claustrophobic, conversational, clever and beautifully written—Literary Review

Creepily melding elements of Donna Tartt's The Secret History and undercover police procedural, The Likeness seduces from the start . . . A nifty tale of desire for belonging, as well as a cool thriller—Time Out

Dense and filled with wonderful characters and atmosphere, The Likeness is riveting.—Globe and Mail, Toronto

French's writing is lush, intense and gorgeous. She possesses an enviable ability to portray scenes so clearly that you feel you're there and can reach out and touch things or join in the conversation. Snap shots remain imprinted on your mind once the book is put aside.—Sharon Wheeler,reviewingtheevidence

Paints a vivid, gritty picture— Psychologies

Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story—Kirkus

The Likeness isn't just a good page-turner, but a skilfully written modern novel . . . French has a brilliant ear for dialogue . . . Also in the best tradition of classic crime writers, such as P D James and Ruth Rendell, her characters are fully-rounded people and she is able to layer plots and storylines with a mastery that belies the fact that it is only her second book.—Anne Marie Scanlon, Sunday Independent,Dublin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She trained as an actor at Trinity College Dublin and has worked mainly in theatre. Her first novel, In the Woods, was published in 2007; it won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel and the IVCA Clarion Award for Best Fiction, and was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BCH on June 21 2009
Format: Paperback
Detective Cassie Maddox goes undercover to find the killer of a young woman who in life was her body double. This is a taut pyschological thriller taking place in Dublin and a small village in the county of Wicklow. The London Times described this book as mesmerizing and it is a fabulous read. The Likeness is a cut above your average thriller. It is contemporary Irish fiction at it's best.
Ms Woods wrote an earlier book, In the Woods, which won the Edgar Prize in 2008.
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A mystery story that centres on a complex relationships between university students. The plot develops slowly but is necessary due to the need for the police woman to understand the issues that led to the murder. Worth hanging in there.
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This novel did not hold my interest throughout. I chose The LIkeness as I had read and enjoyed Tana French's debut novel, In The Woods, and this had piqued my interest to read more of her work.
The Likeness plot is weak and not very believable in my opinion. The novel is written in the first person but there is not enough happening to this character to sustain interest. The dialogue among the various characters is repetitive and, over time, this became boring.
However,I will try another of her novels, Broken Harbour, based on my positive experience with her debut novel.
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By Graham4929 on Sept. 11 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
The characters and the plot are well developed and while the story is somewhat far fetched its made plausible and believable!
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