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Tana French astonished critics and readers alike with her mesmerizing debut novel, In the Woods. Now both French and Detective Cassie Maddox return to unravel a case even more sinister and enigmatic than the first. Six months after the events of In the Woods, an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl? A disturbing tale of shifting identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as an important voice in suspense fiction.

Tana French’s newest novel, The Trespasser, will be published by Viking in October of 2016.

Nearly pitch-perfect.’ Entertainment Weekly

The Likeness has everything: memorable characters, crisp dialogue, shrewd psychological insight, mounting tension, a palpable sense of place, and wonderfully evocative, painterly prose.’ Booklist (starred review)

The hypnotic prose and eerie atmosphere conspire to make this ostensible mystery novel much, much more than it appears to be.’ Salon Book Awards 2008 (Fiction Top 10)



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