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The Likeness Audiobook

The Likeness: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover detective.

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.

©2008 Tana French (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Wras 04/12/2016
    Wras 04/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "I sewed us together at the edges with my own hands"


    I rate this as one of Tana French’s best books, it can stand on its own because of mood and setup.

    It is a better book than The Secret History by Donna Tartt and that was a good book, they share some of the setting, mood and some of the social concerns, but the Likeness comes on top because it is less laden with angst and more dynamic. Beautifully written with great characters that jump off the page and a small town that is like every small town, full of secret, full of perceived history and real history.

    One of the things that impressed me most was that it felt like it all was happening suspended from shared time in its own universe, without losing credibility. The pace is perfect and the psychological pressure on Detective Cassie Maddox is presented with realism and feeling for her and her likeness.

    If you like Tana French this is not a difficult decision, she always delivers more than a thriller, deeper than just a message book or a formula; this is real writing for our times.


    16 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    jayne23 27/12/2016
    jayne23 27/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    Could not put this audio book down. Fantastic narration and excellent characters. Can't wait for number three.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    elisabeth 11/07/2017
    elisabeth 11/07/2017
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    "Impossible"

    Though the storyline was wholly unbelievable Tana French gave it credibility . I could not put it down . At times the suspense was unbearable . I was totally involved in the drama .

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    Dame Brighid 28/04/2017
    Dame Brighid 28/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Good readers, very impressive."

    Overly descriptive in some locations. Interesting, rushed ending. Will try another by same author

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    Natalie 11/04/2017
    Natalie 11/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Could not stop listening"
    What made the experience of listening to The Likeness the most enjoyable?

    I must admit at first i thought Tana was going to be one of these writers that has to describe every little thing but after we got passed the murder at the beginning it just got better and better. I think the combination of a good writer and good narrator made this an enjoyable book to listen to


    What about Grainne Gillis’s performance did you like?

    I like the face she did not annoy me as a reader


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If it was possible i would have


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Tana French book and before I'd even finished the book i wanted to buy more

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    Fersh 25/03/2017
    Fersh 25/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fascinating tale"

    I lost far too much sleep because I couldn't resist hearing "just a little more." Characters were fascinating and the interactions within the house intriguing. Lexie was both central and peripheral. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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    J Blackmur 18/03/2017
    J Blackmur 18/03/2017
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    "Like treacle"
    What disappointed you about The Likeness?

    This story was grounded in minutiae. Perhaps the author was trying to build the central characters but WAY too much detail, feeling, emoting and repetitive angst. It became increasingly difficult to listen to - boring instead of building in suspense. I didn't like this book at all, and couldn't be bothered to finish it.


    What was most disappointing about Tana French’s story?

    This had the makings of an interesting concept, but instead it felt like it made a mountain out of a molehill...


    What three words best describe Grainne Gillis’s performance?

    Ok, not great.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None - I wasn't motivated/gripped enough to listen to the end.


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    Carol 06/03/2017
    Carol 06/03/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Killed by woeful narration"

    This book was completely ruined by the terrible narrator. The badly judged intonation, inappropriate line breaks along with a range of bad accents had me cringing the whole way through. The plot was slightly far fetched but I could have lived with that if it had been well read. Stick to reading the novel.
    (So bad - this is the first time I've been compelled to write a review having listened to well over 100 books)

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    caroline 09/02/2017
    caroline 09/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Tremendous Author"
    Any additional comments?

    Tana French is a tremendous author. Her books are beautifully written, descriptive, the characters have depth and a fullness so often missed by other authors. Her books take time to get into but once you get used to her rhythm and pace the story flows and becomes alive. Obviously I am a fan of Tana French. Well worth a listen. Broken Harbour was my first book by her and since then have never yet been disappointed. Thoroughly enjoying the murder squad series.

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    Amazon Customer 30/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it. best story ever. couldn't put it down ."

    LOvED... 1 T .BEST story . EVER !couldn't put it down. you must read it.

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  • Jackie
    25/03/17
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    "Good Story. Wo Sind De Anderen Bücher?"
    What did you love best about The Likeness?

    Didn't enjoy it as much as In The Woods but it's engrossing and exciting. This one required the listener to suspend disbelief a little further.


    Any additional comments?

    Since it's part of a series, I'd like to hear them all. It drives me nuts that Audible only has some of the series and not the whole thing. Not even in order either. Unless you're prepared to learn German, good luck ever moving on to book 3. Or 4. If you don't care about continuity though you can listen to book 5.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/11/17
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    "Breathtaking!"

    Another fantastic story.. Very original characters that make you want to hear more of their story.

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  • Kate
    26/10/17
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    "Decent book"

    The premise of this book was very promising, but fell a bit short for me. It definitely slowed down in the middle, and wasn't as exciting as it could have been. I like my mysteries to surprise me but unfortunately this one kind of bored me. The narrator was great though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
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    04/02/17
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    "Great suspenseful novel"

    I read the previous , Faithful Place. I really enjoyed it and liked its hero, Frank. Frank is a small part in this book. I also liked the previous narrator. At first I was not wild about the narrator but she grew on me and was perfect for this novel. I am now a fan of this author. This story is different and suspenseful. The characters are well developed and interesting. I encourage others to jump in and try this novel out.

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  • Sue S.
    11/12/16
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    "The ending saved it"

    Not the best of her books, with a strange and improbable story, but the last 2 hours or so saved the book for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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