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The Likeness

Dublin Murder Squad, Book 2
Written by: Tana French
Narrated by: Grainne Gillis
Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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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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great whodunnit!

I listened to this right after finishing Into the Woods, great follow up but I got a little tired of the constant metaphors and analogies. it's very repetitive at times but overall really entertaining

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engrossing

loved the physiological depth , very human , excellent pacing till the last page always more depth to reveal , excellent narration

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Three tries before getting into this , but ...<br />

It was well worth my patience. Fascinating irony upon irony. Intelligent and thoughtful crime drama.

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  • Jackie
  • 2017-03-25

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.

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  • Tess Beck
  • 2019-05-05

Mediocre performance. Above average writing. Story lacks credibility.

Although I like Tana French's poetic writing style, I struggle with the extraneous detail and sentimentality. This is my second, and last book of hers I'll read/listen to. (I did both)

Performance was mediocre at best. Terrible singing, terrible high pitch voices. Poor accents. Didn't make we want more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-15

The Likeness

This narrator’s fake accent is so irritating I only managed the first chapter - I’d rather go and buy the actual book - the plot sounds interesting but that accent?!?

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  • Carmel D.
  • 2018-09-04

If you're looking for gold, this is it!!@

This is a wonderful story that peers into the hearts and relationships of 4 lost souls and a young policewoman trying to regain her soul.
The narration had just the right touch.

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  • Ruth
  • 2018-08-30

too ling

the author didnt know how to finish the book.... the last few chapters are futile and tiring

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  • Mary Anne Milley
  • 2018-01-03

Not as good as Book 1

After listening to Book 1, I couldn't wait to read the next book in the series but was disappointed. First, it was a different narrator, with a completely different accent, which made it very hard to connect with the Cassie in the second book. She sounded completely different and it felt like it was a different character.
Second, the character of Cassie was not consistent with her personality established in the first book. Third, there was little continuity between the two books. Finally, the story bogged down in the middle and the "detective" aspect of the series seemed to be forgotten. It seemed to take forever to get back to the original premise. I did finish the book, but it was a difficult slog. I would be hesitant to read book 3.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-11-29

Breathtaking!

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

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  • Kate
  • 2017-10-26

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!

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  • Susan
  • 2017-02-04

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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  • Alice
  • 2016-12-11

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.