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The Likeness by Tana French
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Mar 22, 11

bookshelves: audio-book, irish, from-the-library, spring-challenge-2011
Read in March, 2011

I half listened, half read this one. The narrator for the audio book had a great brogue that really added to the whole experience. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you're into audio books.

The Likeness is book #2 in the Dublin Murder Squad series. It takes place about 6 months after the events in In The Woods with Cassie Maddox having transferred out of murder to domestic violence. A body is found that bears a striking resemblance to Cassie herself and the victim had been living under an assumed identity that was created by Cassie and her old boss back when she was working undercover. I know this sounds totally absurd and I've done a really poor job explaining it but trust me when I say it works. After some persuading Cassie agrees to go undercover, pretending to be Lexie (the murdered girl) and moving in with her four roommates.

The tension of the whole thing is what really got inside my head, imagining what is must be like to live in a house with four other people, pretending to be someone else and hoping like hell they don't figure it out. French does a good job in further developing the character of Cassie and making it easy to understand just how she got so sucked into Lexie's life. I liked this one even more than In The Woods and I'll definitely be reading The Faithful Place.

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03/08/2011 page 56
12.0%
03/14/2011 page 142
30.0% "So far this is even better than In The Woods"
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