Title: The Likeness
Author: Tana French
Read by: Heather
Dates: 3/27/16 – 4/23/16
Recommended for April’s read by Tom Nissley is The Likeness by Tana French. French’s first book, Into the Woods, won an Edgar and this is the sequel. We find detective Cassie Maddox investigating a killer stalking a small hamlet near Dublin, Ireland.
Awhile back, Cassie and her boss Frank Mackey created a persona named Lexie Madison as a disguise for an undercover drug sting. Now a young woman answering to this name is found stabbed to death. In a surreal twist, the victim looks enough like Cassie to be her twin. Cooking up a scheme to root out the murderer, Frank sends Cassie into the fray as an undercover agent. Taking on Lexie’s identity will put Cassie directly in the sights of a ruthless villain. As Cassie becomes entangled in this chilling tale, she has her own secrets to keep from Frank and learns just how wise this move may be.
Narrator Heather O’Neill coolly voices each character in this gripping tale. As Kirkus Reviews says – “Police procedures, psychological thrills and gothic romance beautifully woven into one stunning story.” I couldn’t agree more!