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The Likeness by Tana French
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Jan 30, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: crime
Read in January, 2009

If you liked In the Woods, you will like The Likeness.

There were only a couple of things preventing me from giving this five stars. First, Tana French needs an editor with a heavier hand. The book is about fifty pages too long, and the beginning drags.

Second, the premise is totally implausible. Most crime novels don't require quite as big a suspension of disbelief. But I got over it in the first hundred pages.

Overall, a great read. Great finish. Echos of In the Woods haunt this book, which means you should really read that one first. Highly recommended.
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