By Tana French
The haunting stick to as much as the Edgar Award-winning debut In the Woods
Tana French astonished critics and readers alike together with her enchanting debut novel, In the Woods. Now either French and Detective Cassie Maddox go back to solve a case much more sinister and enigmatic than the 1st. Six months after the occasions of In the Woods, an pressing cell name beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The sufferer seems to be precisely like Cassie and incorporates identification deciding upon herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie as soon as used. without warning, Cassie needs to observe not just who killed this lady, yet, extra importantly, who's this woman? A irritating story of transferring identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as a massive voice in suspense fiction.
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