Even before she came back to find me I knew I owed her something, for being the one who lived.”. “Book bags. “At least I’ve changed my gear once or twice in the last few years.”“No, no, no, I’m impressed. I mean noticing things and analyzing them, before you even know you’re doing it. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2017. The Likeness Tana French, Author. [I was pretty sure I knew my suspect pool but little twists like the how and why...the Rafe and Justin thing... RAFE BEING THE ******... Abby being in love with Daniel... holy shit bro I’m screaming. Gone is gone; pretending anything else is a waste of time. Cassie arrives. She slowly spirals into worse and worse decision-making, and we can see how her desire for family is clouding her judgement. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I didn't tell anyone. Operation Vestal: say it to one of the Murder squad, even now, even one of the guys who don’t know the whole story, and you’ll get that instant look, hands and eyebrows going up meaningfully as he distances himself from the clusterfuck and the collateral damage. Sam is on the Murder squad. Psychology.”His eyebrows shot up, mock-impressed. “Nicely done. Sam’s cop instincts would have overridden his protective ones and he would have called me in, if he needed to; if he’d got to a scene and found something bad enough.“Hang on,” the redhead said. She's transferred out of the murder squad and started a relationship with Detective Sam O'Neill, but she's too badly shaken to make a commitment to him or to her career. She lived in a house with her roommates; Cassie's mission is to assimilate back into the house and to find out who murdered Lexie (the girl was using the name Cassie had previously used undercover). The plot has a strong psychological angle, as the orphaned Cassie goes undercover, and finds herself in a close-knit circle of friends that are almost like family. But it’s only a matter of time, now. Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2016. I got the boat to England before dawn one sleety Saturday and was back in my dark flat that night... ", Ohhhh! He leaned back against the window and hooked his thumbs in his belt, watching me.“They’re students,” I said. I’m not in Murder any more, Sam. "[Tana French] aces her second novel. Sometimes needs override all detachment and sense and the detective Cassie finds herself by losing herself, realising everyone hides somewhere and even in someone. [What messed me up the most about this novel is how invested I, too, was in this little family. Please try again. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place.She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. I was rewarded with richly drawn characters reminiscent of The Secret History. okay, i enjoyed this tana french book much more than the first one. ‘Sir’ is for desk jockeys.” His accent was old inner-city Dublin, subtle but deliberate, like a challenge. I mean, it’s not anyone we know. The second installment in American-Irish author Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, The Likeness (2008) chronicles a detective's efforts to investigate the murder of a young woman who is the protagonist's doppelganger. awesome! When did you have your first boyfriend? In the “compellingˮand “pitch perfectˮ follow-up to Tana French’s runaway best seller In the Woods, Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad - until an urgent telephone call brings her back to an eerie crime scene. "Please.”I drive an ancient, bockety Vespa, which is like totally uncool in a town where you are what you spend, but which has its uses. “What the hell?”"Please, Cassie,” Sam said, and he sounded strained to breaking point. We’d love your help. The rest is speed and balls. ). ISBN: 1-4362-2829-8 1. There were two men standing on the crest of the hill. She lives in Dublin with her family. Sam is the only detective I know who doesn’t have a partner. That’s her place. Everyone had told me the story: when the Snake—a career gangster and five-star wacko, who once left one of his own men quadriplegic for not buying his round—got suspicious and threatened to use a nail gun on Frank’s hands, Frank looked him in the eye without breaking a sweat and bluffed him down till the Snake slapped him on the back and gave him a fake Rolex by way of apology. She lives in Dublin with her family. “OK,” he said. ISBN: 1-4362-2829-8 1. “What’s up?”“Cassie,” Sam said. If you can get past the idea of a doppelganger being inserted into household of close friends without being recognized as an imposter, you’ll enjoy it. [pregnant lone women and their some kind of similar end. Sooner or later, someone had to pull the first horror case.We don’t have official profilers, but the Murder guys, who mostly didn’t go to college and who were more impressed by my psychology semi-degree than they should have been, used to use me. When the sun bars slid off the desk and the sky started to dim outside the window, he spun his chair around, took a bottle of whiskey off a shelf and spiked our coffees: “We’ve earned it,” he said. SOO good. So, going against most other reviews, this book was so yawn making boring, just coudnt get to the end quick enough to get it over with. Flatmates?”“A couple. Perfect for those who seek a less than conventional murder mystery and police procedural. Could the killer be in plain sight, fraternizing with Maddox on a daily basis, or does an ancient grudge held by the townspeople help to fuel a hatred strong enough to kill? It hadn’t occurred to me, till then, that this was probably why I was up for this job.“I hope so,” I said.“You’re, what—twenty-seven?”“Twenty-six.”The light through the window was on my face and he gave me a long, considering look. And I stopped dreaming. I was following him down the lane and I could only see the back of his head. Before, I had always dreamed in great wild streams of images, pillars of fire spinning across dark mountains, vines exploding through solid brick, deer leaping down Sandymount beach wrapped in ropes of light; afterwards, I got thick black sleep that hit me like a mallet the second my head touched the pillow. and against all odds; the premise of this book is so staggeringly unbelievable.check it out: so there's a murrrrrder, and the body is that of a young woman who looks just like detective cassie maddox! Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. It had been years since I’d thought about Lexie and her short shadowy life. “They didn’t look at each other when they were talking. First of all, and I just must say it, this is about as unlikely a premise as can be explained outside the realm of speculative fiction. That make you nervous?”“No,” I said, and I meant it. He held the crime-scene tape for me to duck under, and it was so familiar, I had made that quick easy movement so many times, that for a split second it felt like coming home. A doppelganger worthy of speculative fiction and people living in a variant of a Tolstoyan commune murder mystery. She got a job?”“She’s a nurse.”“Careful. New couples look at each other all the time; established ones don’t need to check in as often.”“Living together?”“No, or he’d have automatically gone for his keys as well. A little naïve maybe, a little unguarded, too ready to tell you anything you asked without thinking twice. He let it off the lead to have a run about in the fields. “Ah, a professional. There was no dramatic car chase, no shootout, nothing like that; I was the one who came off worst, physically anyway, and all I had was a couple of scratches on my face. Frank found a big sheet of paper and drew a timeline of her life for me. Maddox re-establishes herself as an undercover plant, testing her skills as attempts to fit into a life she never knew. I always figured nerves were for Jane Austen characters and helium-voiced girls who never buy their round; I would no more have turned shaky in a crisis than I would have carried smelling salts around in my reticule. He had his muscles arranged to full advantage, and I had caught him checking out my ring finger.“Must’ve heard we weren’t available,” said his mate.I fished the phone out of my locker. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. No—God, no, it’s not . Other years, on mornings like this one, I used to drive out into the countryside and sing at the top of my lungs into the wind at the edge of the speed limit.Glenskehy is outside Dublin, tucked away in the Wicklow mountains near nothing very much. “You’re DV, aren’t you? We’re in Wicklow, outside Glenskehy. Please try again. When I told him I wasn’t so sure, he nodded peacefully and said that would wear off too. Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. Even though Broken Harbor did not impressed me but I was ready to gamble, after all I was not on a spree where I was reading great stories one after the other and worry about jinxing the lucky streak. This is after all a contemporary (published in 2008) murder mystery set in a real live place on the planet Earth. The premise is outlandish and completely unbelievable. Every now and then Sam got right up my nose.I considered the traditional cop solution—booze, early and often—but I was scared I would end up phoning inappropriate people at three in the morning to spill my guts, plus I discovered that target practice anaesthetized me almost as well and without any messy side effects. “You used to be in Murder?” This right here was exactly why I hadn’t wanted to get chummy. 2. On a case.”My heart gave one huge whap against my rib cage. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. I leaned back against the lockers instead.“Who is it?” I asked.“What? . Totally missed that. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published We’ve never had the orgies of nightmare that other countries get: the serial killers, the ornate tortures, the basements lined with bodies thick as autumn leaves. For a crime novel, this was at the character driven end of the scale. He walked into IRA cells and criminal gangs like he was walking into his local pub. I've read all 5 (as of Oct 2015) in the series and this one is by far the best! Their long-shot hope, to lure the killer back out of the shadows, while also allowing Maddox to gather intel from the four roommates with whom Madison shared a house. When it comes to mysteries and thrillers, we're all guilty of loving a good trope from time to time. “Sam,” I said. I had almost forgotten about that. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. What’s the real story?”“All the rumors are true,” I told him. The Likeness (Book) : French, Tana : Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. He wanted people to infiltrate a drug ring in University College Dublin. I think I always knew she would come back to find me, someday.It took her four years. But “The Likeness,” Tana French’s second novel, has a much tighter bond with its predecessor. “What the hell is going on?”“Just . I. “[Tana French] aces her second novel. French’s writing and understanding of the human psyche is always superb and this was not an exception. Where were you living? You'll find neither here. What could be simpler, or more crucial? This book absolutely changed me as a person. can you just come? Doyle grabbed the dog, legged it out of there and rang the uniforms.”I relaxed a little: I didn’t know any other women from Undercover. Frank Mackey and I invented her, a long time ago, on a bright summer afternoon in his dusty office on Harcourt Street. You know it, right? The likeness / Tana French. Paramount Acquires IN THE WOODS and Sequel THE LIKENESS for GOSSIP GIRL’s Stephanie Savage. Tana French is also the author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret Place, and The Trespasser. Murder Investigation Fiction. To see what your friends thought of this book, Actually, my aunt feels the same way about French, and my aunt is quite well-read. Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O’Neill. “Let’s get coffee and get to work.”It took me a minute to realize that that was it: I was in. Behind them, crime-scene tape fluttered and whipped.Sam raised his hand when I waved. The Likeness Volume 2 of Dublin murder squad series Book 2 of Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox Series: Author: Tana French: Edition: reprint: Publisher: Penguin, 2008: ISBN: 0670018864, 9780670018864: Length: 466 pages: Subjects No. “[Tana French] aces her second novel. I mean the maid in old times, who was killed (?) Refresh and try again. “I’m fine. I’m not trying to protect anyone; there’s no one left to protect. “I’ll have a brother.” There was something intoxicating about this. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Overall a great mystery- if you like police procedurals you will like all of Tana French's novels. The likeness / Tana French. After the first few shots a fuse would blow in the back of my brain and the rest of the world vanished somewhere faint and far away, my hands turned rock-steady on the gun and it was just me and the paper target, the hard familiar smell of powder in the air and my back braced solid against the recoil. THE LIKENESS by Tana French, seduces from the start . I get board with details! I decided to just go with it. French, Tana - 'The Likeness' Hardback: 560 pages (Aug. 2008) Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ISBN: 0340924772. It is beautifully written and guaranteed to give the reader goose flesh. When the reveal finally came as to who did the final murder, and then in the same line the baby, I was absolutely losing it on my audiobook. She lives in Dublin with her family. What’s wrong?”“Jesus Christ,” Sam said. They gave me a lightsaber and all.” I caught Sam’s confused frown out of the corner of my eye—I don’t talk much about undercover, I’m not sure he’d ever heard me mention Frank’s name—but it was only when I turned to him that I realized he looked awful, white around the mouth and his eyes too wide. “This isn’t some Colombian cartel we’re talking about, and you’ll be dealing mostly with the lowest ranks— at first, anyway—but you’ve got to know this job isn’t safe. Fortunately, French's chosen milieu is much more exciting. . Who has the energy to beat up his missus at this hour?”“You can always make time for the things that really matter,” I said, digging my locker key out of my pocket.“Maybe it’s black ops,” said the younger guy, grinning at me. Adult Mystery. They going to be OK with that?”“They’ll have to be,” I said.He was still slouching easily against the window frame, but I caught the sharp glint of blue: he was watching me hard. I took my time adjusting the earmuffs and checking my gun, waited till everyone else was concentrating on their own targets, so they wouldn’t see me galvanizing like an electrocuted cartoon character on the first few shots. Excellent! She lived in a house with her roommates; Cassie's mission is to assimilate back into the house and to find out who murdered Lexie (the girl w. This book. Once I got out of the city, it was perfect bike weather. “Tell me about them,” Frank said. No I'm not crying. Now I’m not sure, any more, whether I want to know what he saw in me; what it was that told him I would be good at this.We got burnt-tasting coffee and a packet of chocolate biscuits from the canteen, and spent the rest of the day coming up with Alexandra Madison. Please try your request again later. p. cm. Getting stabbed by the Drug Demon of UCD barely even fazed me. Nurses need a new license for every country. Madison, because it sounds enough like my own surname to make me turn around, and Lexie because when I was a kid that was the name of my imaginary sister. Someone else may have dealt the hand, but I picked it up off the table, I played every card, and I had my reasons.This is the main thing you need to know about Alexandra Madison: she never existed. If you’re going to say something or do something, you do it fast and you do it with total conviction. Somewhat lyrical for a detective/mystery, but it added to the overall enjoyment. While the plot of replacing someone who was already using an assumed identity is improbable, French did a wonderful job of making it almost believable. I used to think I sewed us together at the edges with my own hands, pulled the stitches tight and I could unpick them any time I wanted. I had heard that avid note way too many times, over the past few months.“Once upon a time,” I said, giving him my sweetest smile and my you-do-not-want-to-go-there look.Redser’s curiosity and his libido had a quick duel; apparently he figured out that his libido’s chances were slim to none anyway, because the curiosity won. “I called you four times. I didn’t need to be there—I’ve always been a good shot, and my next qualifying test wasn’t for months—but for the last while I had been waking up way too early for work and way too restless for anything else, and target practice was the only thing I had found that worked the jitters out of me. I’d love to tell you one without getting into the other, but it doesn’t work that way. If you have not read it- BUY IT AND READ IT NOW. “There’s a detective training course starting in ten days; I’ll get you into that. In the Woods, The Likeness and Faithful Place, were all New York Times bestsellers. Says here you’ve three years of college. This much is mine, though: everything I did. Frank smelled clean, like soap and leather. Sam can get along with anyone, he’s the perfect backup man, and I wished I knew which of the people I used to work with he was backing up this time.Outside the village the road narrowed, twisting upwards among bright gorse bushes, and the fields got smaller and rockier. if you like novels with dark academia vibes and crime as a genre, then this is the perfect book for you. Welcome back. Unlike most books in a series, you can read them out of order (I accidentally read the fifth book first), as French focuses on a different protagonist from within the squad for each story; while there are interrelationships and connections between characters, this isn't crucial to the plot of the book. Unlike most books in a series, you can read them out of order (I accidentally read the fifth book first), as French focuses on a different protagonist from within the squad for each story; while there are interrelationships and connections between characters, this isn't crucial to the plot of the book. my review for the first book in the series, SOLVED. I was OK at it; I read textbooks and statistics a lot, in my spare time, trying to catch up. I decided to just go with it. While discussing different genres/series with friends Tana French was mentioned. What’s more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison – the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an under. He likes flying solo, working every case with a new team—local uniforms who want a hand from an expert, pairs from the Murder squad who need a third man on a big case. What’s happened?”“Sorry. Something inside me clenched: a bad one.“How’re you doing?” I asked him, pulling off my helmet.“Grand,” Sam said. Why? Impressive writing. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I came out calm and numb as if I’d been Valiumed. He was average height, stocky but fit, with good shoulders and close-cut brown hair. In the Woods and The Likeness, the second book of the Dublin Murd… Try Jul 17, 2008. I didn’t mean to . “It’s Frankie. For all her wordiness, Tana French could be a little more obvious since I'm not the only one that missed that, lol. To be fair, I don't really read much crime fiction so it might be a genre thing. The Likeness is a 2008 mystery novel by Tana French. With no leads, no suspects and no clues to Lexie’s real identity, Cassie’s old boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: send Cassie undercover in her place, to tempt the killer out of hiding to finish the job. I found an ancient red beret in my satchel and waved it at him.“Nah, we’ll get back to that some other time. Her books have won awards including the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards, the Los Angeles Times Award for Best Mystery/Thriller, and the Irish Book Award for Crime Fiction. I decided I liked this guy.“Cassandra Maddox,” he said, glancing up.“Yes, sir,” I said. When she came knocking, it was an early morning in April, a few months after the end of my time in Murder, and I was at the firing range.The range we use is underground in the city center, deep under half the cars in Dublin and a thick layer of smog. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. French really needs to edit her work and eliminate the 'bits that readers skip.' The Likeness: A Novel - Ebook written by Tana French. “You can do twenty-one, no problem. The Likeness [is a] nearly pitch-perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller. Read an excerpt. Women detectives Ireland Fiction. Such a happy ending, all round.Underneath, though. Why didn’t you answer your bloody phone?”This was not like Sam. Now Detective I'd give it all gladly if our lives could be like that" Lyrics, `Bob Dylan's Dream', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2015. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2019. Set in Ireland, it is the second volume in French's Dublin Murder Squad series. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O’Neill. He fights with our parents all the time, because he’s fifteen, but he still talks to me . Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Likeness: A Novel. May 1st 2009 If that idea is too outrageous for you, give this a pass. It was that quick, and it felt that simple.I’m not going to get into the long, snarled chain of events that took me from Undercover to Domestic Violence. I was engaged the whole time, curious what would happen, and totally satisfied with the ending. There’s a ruined house not far off the lane, and the dog went in and wouldn’t come out; in the end, Doyle had to go after it. Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2018, “All the best undercovers have a dark thread woven into them, somewhere…When I was Lexie Madison for eight months she turned into a real person to me, a sister I lost or left behind on the way; a shadow somewhere inside me, like the shadows of vanishing twins that show up on people’s X-rays once in a blue moon. Luckily for Cassie, they all have a rule of "no pasts," which helps protect her fro. “UCD going to bring you out in a rash?”“I’ll take my antihistamines.”Frank hopped off his desk and went to the window, motioning me to follow. “And I’m here why?” I asked. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. “You were born in Holles Street Hospital on the first of March 1979. Think faster; keep an eye out for implications. What’s more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison – the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. Undercover’s half intuition—and I don’t mean psychic shite. In short, Cassie agrees to go undercover posing as a girl who looks exactly like her but was murdered. . Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2018. Father, Sean Madison, a minor diplomat, posted in Canada—that’s so we can pull you out fast if we need to: give you a family emergency, and off you go. This isn’t exactly a sequel but it is helpful to have read the first book in the series. The Likeness by Tana French “[Tana French] aces her second novel. In its annual book awards, Salon named The Likeness … Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Tana French's style of writing is unique to her in its intensity and her fascination with developing characters. its an undercover investigation by way of. Frank still wears it.I was a shiny green rookie, only a year out of Templemore Training College. The Likeness [is a] nearly pitch-perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller, In the Woods." “Nice work,” Frank said, folding up the timeline and passing it to me. . If it wasn’t someone we knew, then it had to be a bad one, to make Sam sound like that; very bad. “You’re the one who worked that case, right?” he said, sliding a few lockers closer. Or anyway I don’t think—Listen, can you come down here?”My breath came back. She trained, but she quit working when you were seven and your family left Ireland. . "Ten thousand dollars at the drop of a hat. so why doesn't she just pretend to be the murdered girl, slip unnoticed into her life, and take it from there? “[Tana French] aces her second novel. The Likeness is the second book in the series by Tana French, focusing on Cassie Maddox, the partner of Detective Rob Ryan from her first book, In The Woods. We need her innocent enough that they won’t consider her a threat, respectable enough to be useful to them, and rebellious enough that they won’t wonder why she wants to play.”By the time we finished, it was dark. The plot has a strong psychological angle, as the orphaned Cassie goes undercover, and finds herself in a close-knit circle of friends that are almost like family. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. French, Tana. Why? $10.99. French, Tana. Frank cocked an eyebrow like a question, and for a moment I wasn’t sure how I knew; then it clicked. Sam—my boyfriend, although that idea still startled me sometimes—said to give it time, it would all wear off. With no leads, O'Neill hatches a plan alongside Frank Mackey, Maddox's handler from those days working Undercover, wanting to place Maddox back into the life of Lexie Maddox. After being stunned by Tana French's opening novel, I was equally impressed with the second instalment of the Dublin Murder Squad. [Did I get it right that Cassie had become pregnant and had had her pregnancy terminated before she got together with Sam?!? I was pretty surprised by the ending; I wasn't sure "who did it" if you will. This book can be read as a stand-alone but follows very nicely on from In the Woods, the first novel of the Dublin Murder Squad series. The Likeness [is a] nearly pitch-perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller, In the Woods.” --Entertainment Weekly** “Tana French puts a clever twist on every lonely child’s fantasy of leading a parallel life when she creates an alternate … “Cassie Maddox,” he said. I should have been nervous of him, but I wasn’t, not at all. and against all odds; the premise of this book is so staggeringly unbelievable.check it out: so there's a murrrrrder, and the body is that of a young woman who looks just like detective cassie maddox! Lost in the dangerous slippage between the dead victim's identity and the undercover detective who needs the opportunity to become someone else more than anyone knows..especially herself. This detail adds SO much. If this is a murder case, it’s nothing to do with me.”A guy’s voice in the background: a firm, easy drawl, hard to ignore; familiar, but I couldn’t place it. Tana French could probably write a book on organic farming and I'd read it. It had rained during the night, furious sleety rain slapping at my window, but that had blown itself out by dawn and the day was sharp and blue, the first of almost-spring. “Not at all.”“Lovely,” said Frank. “Check you out. . I was in the locker room, cleaning my gun and trying to shoot the breeze with two guys from Vice without giving them the impression that I wanted to go get breakfast, when my mobile phone rang.“Jesus,” one of the Vice boys said. This startles Maddox and takes her back to days working Undercover, where Maddox used the same name.

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