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The Likeness

A Novel

by Tana French

The Likeness
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  • First Published:
    Jul 2008, 480 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2009, 480 pages

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Patty Magyar

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A second psychological thriller featuring the headstrong protagonist Detective Cassie Maddox, first seen in In the Woods

To read a Tana French novel is an experience that involves understanding the heart and soul of each of her fabulously flawed characters. Her characters are endowed with major personal issues, seeming to live on the outskirts of society's mandates due to life crises that have changed and damaged them irrevocably. Cassie Maddox, the main character in The Likeness, is complex and disturbed. She travels from one turbulent life event to another without any time to mend her wounded being. She is a loner, has issues from her childhood and seems to be drawn to other similarly flawed people.

Her parents were killed when she was a small child so she was raised by kindly but emotionally detached relatives who provided everything she needed but familial love. She became involved with an extremely...

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