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. This d. Ohhhh! Even if Cassie were Lexie's biological identical twin (she's not) how would she fool Lexi's friends? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. “Nicely done. Paramount Acquires IN THE WOODS and Sequel THE LIKENESS for GOSSIP GIRL’s Stephanie Savage. . Such a happy ending, all round.Underneath, though. The Likeness [is a] nearly pitch-perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller, In the Woods.” —Entertainment Weekly Tana French astonished critics and readers alike with her mesmerizing debut novel, In the Woods. “World’s best fake student. The desk was empty, not even a family photo; on the shelves, paperwork was mixed in with blues CDs, tabloids, a poker set and a woman’s pink cardigan with the tags still on. 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. Women detectives Ireland Fiction. Like a fine wine, this murder mystery is to be savored. For ten years Dublin’s been changing faster than our minds can handle. “What the hell is going on?”“Just . Murder Investigation Fiction. “We could make you foreign, but I don’t want you fucking about with an accent. That’s her place. It also means you can spend your childhood traveling, to explain why nobody knows you.” Ireland is small; everyone’s cousin’s girlfriend went to school with you. The Likeness: A Novel by Tana French is a gorgeous book. awesome! The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestselling psychological thriller In the Woods Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. It's a rather standalone work, however, despite being a part of a series. He walked into IRA cells and criminal gangs like he was walking into his local pub. Tana French is also the author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret Place, and The Trespasser. 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. “I’m at the firing range,” I said. Pretty soon, if you’re a fast learner, you can get through the day looking almost exactly like a normal human being.I never used to be like that. The premise is outlandish and completely unbelievable. Then you’ll come back here and I’ll work with you for a while. . Did you transfer into Murder and no one told me?”“You’ll see,” Frank said. If it wasn’t someone we knew, then it had to be a bad one, to make Sam sound like that; very bad. . 2. 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. so why doesn't she just pretend to be the murdered girl, slip unnoticed into her life, and take it from there? An extremely disappointing, overlong and self-indulgent book, sad to say. Mother, Caroline Kelly Madison. 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. In city traffic it moves about four times as fast as your average SUV, I can actually park it, and it provides a handy social shortcut, in that anyone who gives it a snotty look is probably not going to be my new best friend. As Mackey and O'Neill push her, a few motives for the attack come to the surface, though Maddox is unable to substantiate any of them. [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. The buzz of seeing him had dissolved and my back was tensing up again. The rest is speed and balls. Sam looking sick, Frank on the case and not wanting me spotted at the scene: it read a lot like an undercover had got killed.“Gorgeous as always,” Frank said. When I say it wasn’t like that, they give me careful sideways looks and change the subject—I get the feeling Frank thinks I have some creepy variant of Stockholm syndrome. He had switched out of display mode and was sitting up straight on his bench. She lives in Dublin with her family. my review for the first book in the series, SOLVED. Murder—Investigation—Fiction. You can have anything you want, as long as you accept that there is a price and that you will have to pay it.”, “I wanted to tell her that being loved is a talent too, that it takes as much guts and as much work as loving; that some people, for whatever reason, never learn the knack ”. He’s six years younger, so he’s in Canada with your parents. Title. You can’t make a person, a human being with a first kiss and a sense of humor and a favorite sandwich, and then expect her to dissolve back into scribbled notes and whiskeyed coffee when she no longer suits your purposes. Now I really need to continue this series! The author’s voice remains the same and this is another tale told in the first person, only this time it is from the point of view of Detective Cassie Maddox. I wanted them to succeed so bad, and it is this that makes the reveal of the motive so strong; you almost understand, that shock and betrayal that they felt. Unsettling, humane and I loved the final scene at the 'big' house. Frank puts it all down to the others, mainly to Daniel, while as far as I can tell Sam thinks that, in some obscure and slightly bizarro way, it was Lexie’s fault. “It’ll take me that long just to get out there.”“I’ll call it in. 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. Got family?”“An aunt and uncle,” I said.“Boyfriend?”“Yes.”“You’ll be able to contact them, but they won’t be able to contact you. 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. “The dead kid. She slowly spirals into worse and worse decision-making, and we can see how her desire for family is clouding her judgement. When it comes to mysteries and thrillers, we're all guilty of loving a good trope from time to time. After being stunned by Tana French's opening novel, I was equally impressed with the second instalment of the Dublin Murder Squad. I decided to just go with it. 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. I mean, it’s not anyone we know. When did you have your first boyfriend? The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Faster,” Frank said, when I took a breath.“He’s a little smart-arse. ). There's a problem loading this menu right now. SOO good. "I don't believe in God," Daniel said, "but that principle seems, to me, to have a divinity of its own; a kind of blazing purity. What’s all this about DV?”“I’m saving the world. The screen said SAM O’NEILL, and the missed-call icon was flashing at me in one corner.“Hi,” I said. Please try again. [What messed me up the most about this novel is how invested I, too, was in this little family. This book. “Sam,” I said. sorry.” He made that harsh little sound again. Now Detective THE LIKENESS by Tana French, seduces from the start . Her style seems unsuited to the crime genre, which generally favors terse writing with a lot of action. French, Tana. She’s better off than he is; her jacket was expensive, but he had a patch on his jeans, and not in a trendy way.”“They a couple? Title. “Let’s get coffee and get to work.”It took me a minute to realize that that was it: I was in. By the end of my stint in Murder I could feel it coming: felt the high sing of madness in the air, the city hunching and twitching like a rabid dog building towards the rampage. But “The Likeness,” Tana French’s second novel, has a much tighter bond with its predecessor. “Ah, a professional. The Likeness Tana French. To be fair, I don't really read much crime fiction so it might be a genre thing. Very executive.” He tried to spin me round; I batted his hand away. There were two men standing on the crest of the hill. I've read all 5 (as of Oct 2015) in the series and this one is by far the best! If you stop to second-guess yourself, you’re fucked, possibly dead. The economic boom has given us too many people with helicopters and too many crushed into cockroachy flats from hell, way too many loathing their lives in fluorescent cubicles, enduring for the weekend and then starting all over again, and we’re fracturing under the weight of it. Try Not my cup of tea. By the time the effect wore off, I had made it through another day at work and I could go whack my head off sharp corners in the comfort of my own home. Sam is the only detective I know who doesn’t have a partner. This is Lexie Madison’s story, not mine. “Hang on,” Sam said.I clamped the phone between my ear and my shoulder and started fitting my gun back together. “They’ll go great with this getup.”“You brought me down here to discuss my fashion sense?” I inquired. No. ” Frank waited till I shrugged and put on the dork gear. I was rewarded with richly drawn characters reminiscent of The Secret History. $10.99. The likeness / Tana French. What was his name? Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies. I decided to just go with it. After reading her first book, In the Woods , and The Likeness , I will need a romp with a few English tea-drinking murderers who are not complex and have nothing to hide, before I … When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. Women detectives—Ireland—Fiction. If you have not read it- BUY IT AND READ IT NOW. He wanted people to infiltrate a drug ring in University College Dublin. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 9, 2019. . “They didn’t look at each other when they were talking. If you have not read it- BUY IT AND READ IT NOW. While discussing different genres/series with friends Tana French was mentioned. Football-mad. Why didn’t you answer your bloody phone?”This was not like Sam. I loved Tana French's debut (In the Woods) but I felt this second book was a little self-indulgent in comparison. My last case in Murder was such a simple one, so much like dozens of others, nothing to warn us: just a little girl dead on a summer morning, and my partner and me goofing off in the squad room when the call came in. I get board with details! “Not at all.”“Lovely,” said Frank. Officially, we got a solve in barely a month, society was saved from the evildoer, it looked all pretty in the media and in the end-of-year stats. 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 … Tana French's style of writing is unique to her in its intensity and her fascination with developing characters. Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. He slid off the desk and held out his hand.“Cassie,” I said, shaking it. He made a hard little noise like his throat was too tight. May 1st 2009 can you just come? After receiving a frantic call from Squad Detective (and current boyfriend) Sam O'Neill, she agrees to meet him at the scene of his latest case; perhaps her first mistake. Sam, fair and sturdy and tense, feet planted apart and hands in his jacket pockets; and a few feet from him, someone else, head up, leaning back against the stiff wind. I've read all 5 (as of Oct 2015) in the series and this one is by far the best! She says: "... [Rob] had gone so far away I couldn't even see him on the other side. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I’d got to the point where I could make nine head shots out of ten, at forty yards, and the wizened little man who ran the range had started looking at me with a horse trainer’s eye and making noises about the department championships.I finished up around seven, that morning. Viking $24.95 (466p) ISBN 978-0-670-01886-4. its an undercover investigation by way of. Then Sam calls her to the scene of his new case: a young woman found stabbed to death in … It is quite a long read but it's never dull and never feels drawn out. Amazon Australia Amazon Canada Amazon France Amazon Germany Amazon India Amazon Italy Amazon Spain Amazon UK Amazon. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. For all her wordiness, Tana French could be a little more obvious since I'm not the only one that missed that, lol. This isn’t exactly a sequel but it is helpful to have read the first book in the series. Tana French is the New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods, The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, The Secret Place, The Trespasser and The Witch Elm. 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. 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. . 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. I shoved another biscuit into my mouth before Frank could see me smiling and think I wasn’t taking this seriously.“Whatever your heart desires. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. 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. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. and Lexie who was pregnant and was killed due to the connection to the house. My bigger problem with the book is the author's flowery prose style. I’d been expecting a three-hour interview and a stack of weird tests with inkblots and questions about my mother, but Frank doesn’t work like that. I got the boat to England before dawn one sleety Saturday and was back in my dark flat that night... ", Ohhhh! I was wearing my work clothes—black trouser suit, white shirt—and I wasn’t that crazy about them myself, but when I switched to Domestic Violence my new superintendent kept going on at me about the importance of projecting an appropriate corporate image and building public confidence, which apparently cannot be done in jeans and a T-shirt, and I didn’t have the energy to resist. I. 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. He’s the gentlest guy I’ve ever known. 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 … In the Woods and The Likeness, the second book of the Dublin Murd… I decided I liked this guy.“Cassandra Maddox,” he said, glancing up.“Yes, sir,” I said. Frank Mackey and I invented her, a long time ago, on a bright summer afternoon in his dusty office on Harcourt Street. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Sometimes needs override all detachment and sense and the detective Cassie finds herself by losing herself, realising everyone hides somewhere and even in someone. ISBN: 1-4362-2829-8 1. “You’re the one who worked that case, right?” he said, sliding a few lockers closer. If that idea is too outrageous for you, give this a pass. Read free book excerpt from The Likeness by Tana French, page 1 of 1 He sounded terrible: breathless and sick, as if someone had punched the wind out of him. [I just realised that the call scene of book 1 must have taken place AFTER the end of book 2 (because Sam and Cassie are engaged). My first impression on seeing a copy of THE LIKENESS is that it is very long, an impression I retained on having finished it. 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! ISBN: 1-4362-2829-8 1. p. cm. “Not to mention you, sunshine. Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. “You can do twenty-one, no problem. It was your standard-issue trauma stuff—shaking, not eating, sticking to the ceiling every time the doorbell or the phone rang—with a few ornamentations of my own. Tana French could probably write a book on organic farming and I'd read it. To smooth over obvious gaps in what Maddox is able to ascertain about this new Lexie Madison, she heads into the house armed solely with a sketchy backstory of amnesia and the recent stabbing. I was about to send someone over to your place looking for you. Frank found an ashtray, flipped a Player’s out of his packet for me. [s], BUDDY READ, The Likeness, By Tana French, Discussion, [Trim} The Likeness by Tana French - 4 stars, 48 Mystery and Thriller Recommendations by Trope. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 15, 2017. “I wanted to tell her that being loved is a talent too, that it takes as much guts and as much work as … After a spell of reading not so good books I wanted to something that would blow me away. They walked closer than friends, tilted their heads closer.”“They going out long?”I liked this, the new way my mind was working. “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. “At about quarter past six this morning, a local fella called Richard Doyle was walking his dog along this lane. Please try again. Buy from. It is the first book in French's Dublin Murder Squad series. I wanted the job, maybe more than I had ever wanted anything in my life.He was a legend: Frank Mackey, still in his thirties and already running undercover operations; the best Undercover agent Ireland’s ever had, people said, reckless and fearless, a tightrope artist with no net, ever. okay, i enjoyed this tana french book much more than the first one. Please try your request again later. The office was small and had a disheveled look, like he used it mainly for storage. Hardcover. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. A little naïve maybe, a little unguarded, too ready to tell you anything you asked without thinking twice. 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’d been expecting someone so nondescript he was practically invisible, maybe the Cancer Man from The X Files, but this guy had rough, blunt features and wide blue eyes, and the kind of presence that leaves heat streaks on the air where he’s been. 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. Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. Or anyway I don’t think—Listen, can you come down here?”My breath came back. “[Tana French] aces her second novel. Where?”“Trinity. “Nice work,” Frank said, folding up the timeline and passing it to me. Nurses need a new license for every country. The premise is outlandish and completely unbelievable. I should have been nervous of him, but I wasn’t, not at all. Tana French wrote the books In the Woods and The Likeness. "[Tana French] aces her second novel. She lives in Dublin with her family. 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. 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. p. cm. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. 693 pages in this book and at least 593 of them were the biggest load of waffle I've ever read! French has a brilliant ear for dialogue . [there isn’t a clear villain in the same way as in. This book absolutely changed me as a person. They both looked up at a window: checking to see if the curtains were open.”“How’s their relationship?”“Good. In short, Cassie agrees to go undercover posing as a girl who looks exactly like her but was murdered. The Likeness (Book) : French, Tana : Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. Adult Mystery. 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. Fortunately, French's chosen milieu is much more exciting. Impressive writing. I’d love to tell you one without getting into the other, but it doesn’t work that way. 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. What’s the real story?”“All the rumors are true,” I told him. We felt unsettled the whole time we were reading this amazing book, so much so that we turned on every light in the house. “You’re DV, aren’t you? It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The Likeness [is a] nearly pitch-perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller, In the Woods." 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! 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. From "The butler did it!" 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. Why? She trained, but she quit working when you were seven and your family left Ireland. What’s wrong?”“Jesus Christ,” Sam said. 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 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. [Did I get it right that Cassie had become pregnant and had had her pregnancy terminated before she got together with Sam?!? Irish homicides are still, mostly, simple things: drug fights, burglaries gone wrong, SOS killings (Spouse On Spouse or, depending who you ask, Same Old Shite), this elaborate family feud in Limerick that’s been screwing up the figures for decades. Think faster; keep an eye out for implications. French, Tana. 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. I walked back to the bus station dazzled, wrapped in magic, floating in the middle of a secret and a brand-new world, with the timeline making little crackling sounds in the pocket of my uniform jacket. 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. I knew I should probably sit down for this, but I couldn’t make my knees bend. Cassie arrives. No—God, no, it’s not . "Take what you want and pay for it, says God.'" also the ending is all very Murder on the Orient Express and that slaps. He found the dog sniffing around the body of a woman. 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. French’s writing and understanding of the human psyche is always superb and this was not an exception. You know it, right? The murderer is scarcely a surprise to the reader, but the undertone of danger remains because she isn't seeing clearly anymore. . I really enjoyed Cassie's character from In the Woods, so I was excited to follow her in her own journey this time. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. 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