Thursday, 29 September 2011

Thoughts: The Likeness by Tana French

Cover story: "Six month after a particularly nasty case, Detective Cassie Maddox has transferred out of Dublin's murder squad and has no plans to go back. That is, until an urgent telephone call summons her to an eerie crime scene.

It's only when she ses the body that Cassie understands the hurry. The victim, a young woman, is Cassie's double and carries ID identifiying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used on an undercover job. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only whokilled this girl but, more importantly, who is this girl?"

Tana French is on her way to become my favorite author concerning murder, mystery and psychological thriller. Her characters are versatile and have personality. I love to flip through the pages and would have actually never minded if there was no last page to the book. I can loose myself in the story, just like Cassie who steps in as Alexandra Madox again to find out who the other girl's killer was. She must be careful, especially around her four housemates who knew the dead girl very well. Soon Cassie gets used to her new life and wouldn't mind never leaving it again. But there is this case to solve and Franck Mackey, who supervises the undercover work, is watching every single step Cassie makes.

I can't wait to grab Faithful Place from the shelf, the third novel of the Dublin murder squad series, in which Franck Mackey will narrate the story.

Final words: Alarmingly thrilling.

1 comment:

  1. I just read In the Woods which I loved and so this is really high on my list now, great to hear it's such a great read :-)