With her debut, In the Woods, author Tana friends stunned critics and readers alike, and the thrills continue with this disturbing tale of shifting identities. The unique, character-rich style of her narrative make her mystery stories far more than simple whodunits, but rather brilliant and satisfying stories about the very nature of memory, identity, and how the loss of these defines us as humans.
Picking up six months after the ending scenes of In the Woods, this astonishing sequel The Likeness finds Detective Casie Maddox still shaken from her last murder case. Indeed, when she gets a call from her boyfriend to a new murder scene, Cassie is forced to look her inner demons straight in the eye.
Yet the case she is dealing with now is even more sinister and enigmatic than the first: the victim looks exactly like Cassie and is found with an ID bearing the name Alexandra Madison, one of Cassie's former aliases. Who killed this young lady, and more importantly, who is she, really? Find out, in this brilliant sequel, The Likeness.
Tana French was born in the United States in 1973, but was raised in Ireland, Italy, the U.S., and Malawi. Her father, a resource management economist for developing nations, moved the family often, and exposed his children to many diverse cultures. French studied acting at Trinity College in Dublin. French has citizenship in the US, Italy, and Ireland. A novelist and a theatrical actress, French made her debut as a writer with the psychological mystery In the Woods, which won best first novel in the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards. She is married and has a daughter and works in theatre, film, and voiceover, while continuing to write.
Tana French’s debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times bestseller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.
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