April 2

The Likeness

Posted by lori . 2 Comments

The Likeness is the second of Tana French’s novels.  I recommend (LOVE) all of them (currently three), but this was my favorite.  The body of a young woman is found in the ruins of an old stone cottage.  Finding her killer involves a unique kind of undercover work.  The beauty of the book is that it is both character-driven and plot-driven, so it will appeal to a variety of readers.  If you love mysteries, start with In the Woods and read all three of Tana’s books.  You’ll be delighted.

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2 Responses to " The Likeness"

  • houndstooth4 says:

    You finally have one that I’ve never heard of! Now I need to hunt it down!

    • lori says:

      I actually purchased the first novel In the Woods, for my mom as a Christmas present because the cover intrigued me. I started reading it, gave it to my mom with my bookmark in it, and took it back on Christmas day so I could finish reading it…I had given her a few other books too, so I was able to rationalize my bad behavior.

      Tana just writes a great story, with great characters and great dialog. Each book has a different protagonist, but they are all connected. The Likeness was my favorite, but I would recommend them all. Since you have a NOOK, you can get a sample and see what you think. I got sucked in right away.

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