Friday, July 26, 2013

The Likeness

I'm nothing if not a woman of my word. So here I am with a book review for you.

The Likeness by Tana French

Six months after a particularly nasty cash, 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 a grisly crime scene.
It's only when she sees the body that Cassie understands the hurry. The victim, a young woman, is Cassie's double and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used on an undercover job. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl but, more importantly, who is this girl? And as reality and fantasy become desperately tangled, Cassie moves dangerously close to losing herself forever.

The Good: It not a story line that's been used over and over and over again like a lot of mystery/suspense novels do. It also has a sort of mesmerizing quality to it, which is probably due to the characters in the book having the same sort of quality.

The Bad: The ending kind of falls flat for me. It's not that there are a bunch of lose ends or that you're left looking for closure, it just didn't really flow for me.

Overall, it was a good book. It had points where I was completely enthralled, but it also had times where it got pretty slow and I was just wading through filler to get to the next interesting part.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

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