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The Likeness
The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
The haunting follow up to the Edgar Award-winning debut In the WoodsTana French astonished critics and readers alike with her mesmerizing debut novel, In the Woods. Now both French and Detective Cassie Maddox return to unravel a case even more sinister and enigmatic than the first. Six months after the events of In the Woods, an urgent telephone call beckons Cassie to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl? A disturbing tale of shifting identities, The Likeness firmly establishes Tana French as an important voice in suspense fiction. And look for French's other mysteries In the Woods, Faithful Place, Broken Harbor, and The Secret Place for more of the Dublin Murder Squad.Tana French's newest novel, The Secret Place, will be published by Viking on September 2nd, 2014.
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BookaholicNatty
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Book #7 in the Modern Mrs Darcy Must read mystery list! This is apart of the Dublin Murder Squad Series with detective Cassie Maddaux. In this book Cassie is investigating a murder or a girl who looks exactly like she does and even more creepy uses an alias that Cassie used in a previous case. Her boss talks her into solving the case my impersonating the victim. Ahhh! This thriller will keep you guessing until the end!

Susanita I like all of her books, but this one is my favorite. 6d
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Christyco125
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On a Tana French kick. This was interesting but it does take a leap of faith. No way there could be two unrelated strangers could look that identical.

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DeeLew
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Mini thrift store haul. Savers is hit and miss but they have decent prices and a buy 4 get 2 free deal on books. I‘m pretty excited about the tagged book. 🙌🏻📚

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Itchyfeetreader
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Okay so the premise of this novel is absolute nonsense AND YET i enjoyed it immeasurably! I Am going to binge this series I think! In other news thanks to an early night and bath I have hit my one book for the week target and thanks to a long walk to the office here in Madrid and back I have also hit my #bfc step for the day!

LiteraryinLititz I have only read a few of Tana French and not all in order, but I remember The Likeness as eerie in a good way! 1mo
Bookwormjillk I‘ve never read Tana French. Great job on the walk! 1mo
RaimeyGallant There's a series based on her books coming out. :) 1mo
Caterina Good job finishing a book and meeting your step goal! 👍 1mo
Kaye ✨🌟✨ 1mo
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Marni
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I read the first book in this series for the #booked2019 ready challenge, and now I‘m hooked on the series. The second was even better than the first! Tana French sucked me in quickly with this one and it was very hard to put down!
#read2019

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EmilyM
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This was my second Tana French book and I was not disappointed. This felt like more than just a mystery because the characters were so developed and the writing was so good. It had some hints of The Secret History by Donna Tartt for me with the tight knit group of friends who are intellectuals and exclusively close. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

Reviewsbylola Def has Secret History vibes! This is one of my favorite of hers. 2mo
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JackOBotts
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1. The Likeness (Tana French) & Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story (Jacob Tobia)
2. 🤗 & 🤷🏻‍♀️
3. 👍🏼🍻🦵

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Jovy
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My last prompt for winter #Booked2019 - #femaledetective. French's in depth characterization is superb! It makes you forget how improbable the entire premise of the book is. I mean someone who looks exactly like you ends up dead and nobody can tell the difference when you showed up? Seems unlikely, but she pulls it off. I think it's a solid second book although some might be put off with the pace.

Cinfhen Congrats on finishing the first quarter 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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Sresendez12
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Another great one by Tana French. I think I enjoyed this one more than In the Woods. It kept me guessing until the end and had me so enthralled, I could barely put the book down! #setinireland #booked2019 #litsyatoz #f

Cinfhen Lots of peeps reading Tana French this first quarter of #booked2019💜 3mo
irre This is my favorite book by Tana French 3mo
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Bookdragon69
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DNF. I don‘t usually give up on a book but this was way too detailed. The main character was not likable. 199 pages in and it didn‘t feel like it was going anywhere. I only read this because my library was doing a date with a book for valentines. The book was wrapped in valentines paper so all I knew about it, was that it was an adult thriller.

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Sresendez12
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Starting this one before bed tonight (good or bad idea? Time will tell I guess 😂). I haven‘t decided if I‘ll use it for #femaledetective or #setinireland for #booked2019.

Cinfhen Seems to be a popular choice for both 😁 4mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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1) @DoonTheGoon is an artist.
2) This is the sweetest, most thoughtful gift! I‘ll treasure it always.

#CupidGoesPostal

DoonTheGoon I am so glad you like it!!! 💜 Happy Valentine's Day to you both!!! 4mo
TrishB That‘s lovely 😁 4mo
Avanders 🥰🥰🥰aww! 4mo
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squirrelbrain So clever @DoonTheGoon ! ❤️ 4mo
LeahBergen So wonderful!! 😍😍😍 4mo
CouronneDhiver Cool! 4mo
Bookwormjillk Wow! 4mo
BlameJennyJane Love!!! 4mo
Christine Wow! @DoonTheGoon - you are amazing! 4mo
Chrissyreadit That is perfect!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Gissy The perfect match...love and books! ❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019 #femaledetective winter completed 👍🏻♥️
I really enjoyed the writing & the journey of this book. Will be reading more Tana French.

TrishB Another one crossed off 👍🏻 (edited) 5mo
andrew61 I read into the woods last year so really want to read this soon. 5mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
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Cathythoughts @andrew61 I really liked Into the Woods too 👍🏻 5mo
ferskner Yay!!!!!! She's the best! 5mo
Cathythoughts @ferskner yes! She is very good 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
Cinfhen UH.MAY.ZING!!! You‘re a pro👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻completed all 6 in the first month 5mo
RachelO 👏👏👏 That was super-quick! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, fantastic job! You‘re done with Winter prompts in January itself! 👏👏👏 I‘m all over the seasons! 😄 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @RachelO thanks 🙏🏻😘 5mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I will stick to the seasons .... don‘t know why though 🤷🏻‍♀️ And Thankyou 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 5mo
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Pam.Kokomo
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Finally my turn came for the audiobook on Libby! I was halfway through when it returned the last time, months ago. This is a reread and my favorite of the three Tans French books I‘ve read so far.

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Kamisha
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Finished this my 2nd Tana French book for the #femaledetective prompt for #booked2019!

I loved reading this. I don‘t know what it is about Tana French‘s writing, but every time I read one of her books I‘m fully enthralled. The writing is just so grim and atmospheric, it‘s like watching an episode of True Detective! I think I enjoyed this one even more than In the Woods.

Cinfhen Love this photo!!! I think Tana French might be a hit or miss author because from what I‘ve seen on Litsy people either love her books or bail!! I‘m in the wanted to bail but needed to complete the prompt camp😂😂 5mo
Kamisha @Cinfhen I agree! I could definitely see how she would be hit or miss for people. The couple I‘ve read, when you find out the “whodunnit,” it never really gives you a sense of closure, which feels strange in a mystery. I think I like them more for the darkness of the characters! 😈 5mo
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Cathythoughts
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#MusicalNewYear #SummerNights OR in my case #winterdays the last day of our holls. Perfect reading conditions ... it‘s raining out there & there is some nut running on the beach ( only a little black dot in the pic but I can see this dedicated health person ) 👍🏻😳. I‘m staying in here & reading this tagged book that I absolutely love ❤️

TrishB I prefer your idea than that running! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a wise decision to stay cosy indoors. 👍 5mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm 👍🏻👍🏻... although it‘s clearing up now , hopefully a walk later 💙 5mo
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Cinfhen Looks like a perfect day to read on the balcony xx 5mo
MaureenMc “Some nut running on the beach” 😄😄 5mo
valeriegeary This is my favorite Tana French book! Oh and this view is divine! 😍 5mo
vivastory This is easily one of my favorite Tana French books 5mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc the nut on the beach 😂😉... would have been me a few years ago ( too old for that crack now ) 😘 5mo
Cathythoughts @valeriegeary thanks! I hope the rest of her books are good too .... I‘m looking forward to them 5mo
Cathythoughts @vivastory I love it ...I hope you have other favorites ( I‘m only on book 2) 5mo
vivastory I do. Book #4 (Broken Harbor) is actually tied with The Likeness as my favorite & book 6 (Trespasser) is my second favorite. 5mo
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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019 #FemaleDetective tagged book is the one ! ( I‘m thinking this fancy light in this hotel room - kind of like a detective‘s interview room 😳🤔)
I‘m loving this book & yes,
Getting the Secret History vibes. So glad I took the long way to finding my #femaledetctive .... definitely worth the wait & enjoying reading Tana French , great writing style.. 👍🏻♥️. I‘ll post review when finished

Tanisha_A Hmm, that light is mysterious looking! 😶 5mo
Cinfhen Glad u found your inner sleuth‼️😉 5mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A yes... it‘s fab really ! I‘d like one at home 👍🏻 5mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen 😂😂ahahahaha I love it Cindy ... 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
readordierachel Ooh, Secret History vibes. Sounds good! 5mo
Cathythoughts @readordierachel yes!! It was @erzascarletbookgasm who mentioned the Secret History vibes in this book .... & I agree 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
batsy Very nice... I'm always on the lookout for more Secret History vibes. And I've been meaning to read this author 🙂 @erzascarletbookgasm 5mo
Blaire Yay! Love Tana French. I‘m on a long waitlist for 5mo
Cathythoughts @Blaire I have to say I really love her too. She has been on my radar for awhile... but only just read In The Wools & now The Likeness. Her writing just flows for me ... I don‘t want to stop reading. I‘m a bit worried about Cassie in her present situation in Whitethorn house .... love her writing 👍🏻✨♥️ 5mo
TrishB You‘ve probably just explained why I don‘t like these! 5mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB yes I know your not a Secret History fan. Although the first book wasn‘t giving those vibes & this is only my second .... 🤷🏻‍♀️📖. 😘 5mo
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Cathythoughts
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#MusicalNewYear #forgood I have been changed for good sinse joining you Littens & reading more & learning more .. starting tagged book for #female detective #booked2019 🤞🏻. This is our sea & sky this cold morning 💙

Cinfhen Stunning 💙💙💙 5mo
Reggie Awwww I know, I feel like Litsy and books have made me better too. 😘 5mo
batsy Love this post 💙 And this photo! Gorgeous... 5mo
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Izai.Amorim What a view! 5mo
Kaye Wonderful picture and your comment about Litsy. Me too ♥️ 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm You‘re enjoying a beautiful view, my friend 👍❤️ . Love what you said about Litsy. ❤️ 5mo
Cathythoughts @Reggie yes! Isn‘t it great Reggie ♥️👍🏻 5mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thanks it‘s so lovely here ... and ofcorse the sea & sky are constantly changing. Even though there was a great Likeness between them early this morning 💙 5mo
Cathythoughts @Izai.Amorim it‘s beautiful 💙 5mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s a lovely place to be ... 2 more days here ... Heaven. 😘 5mo
Cathythoughts @kaye I know Julie , Litsy is great & you are a great uniting force amongst us ... must get my Litsy walking going soon 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
TrishB Beautiful picture and sentiment ❤️ 5mo
Kaye It‘ll be great if you join the Walkers 💕. Thanks for the compliment. It‘s very nice of you. 5mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB thanks Trish ! Hope you are well & can relax after yesterday‘s challenge. 5mo
Crazeedi What a beautiful view! 5mo
MaureenMc 😍 5mo
TrishB It‘s a bit of a bonkers week so I‘ve booked Friday off for a do nothing day! 5mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I like your thinking ... excellent plan ♥️👍🏻roll on Friday 5mo
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi I could stay here forever ..... 👍🏻💙 5mo
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc 😍😍😍 5mo
vivastory A gorgeous photo & I agree, Litsy completely changed me as a reader. For the better! 5mo
DivineDiana Like a dream! 💙 5mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana yes 💙lovely description 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is one skilful and eerie psychological thriller. Great characterisation and stylishly intelligent writing makes it a compelling read. It exudes ‘The Secret History‘ vibes...has quirky characters dealing with the desire to belong in a communal setting. I can see why some didn‘t like this 2nd instalment of the Dublin Murder Squad series..one needs to suspend disbelief in a few things in the story. 👇

erzascarletbookgasm Apart from that, its atmosphere, story and French‘s writing will draw you in and keep you glued to the book up to its final 694th page.
#booked2019 #winter #setinIreland or #Irishauthor @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Kaye Great review 5mo
Cathythoughts Yes great review.... I think I‘ll stack the 1st one 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
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Cinfhen Oh wow!!!! #pageCountPhobia but sounds really engaging 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen it did concern me in the beginning but the pages just flew by! 5mo
batsy You had me at "Secret History vibes" ? I need to read this series! 5mo
Sweettartlaura This is still one of my faves of this series - highly under appreciated in my opinion - thanks for giving it some love 💗 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I plan on starting this series soon! 5mo
Cathythoughts I have In The Woods on my kindle .... I think I‘m going to read it for “ female detective “ #booked 2019...... your review has inspired me 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm @cathythoughts thanks! although in In The Woods the female detective is not so prominent. She‘s the partner of the investigating detective (main protagonist). 5mo
Cathythoughts Thanks for letting me know. I‘ll still read ... but not for the challenge 👍🏻👍🏻♥️ 5mo
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Kaye
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Can anyone tell me if this book can be read separately without reading book 1 first, or do they tie in together since they‘re in a series ? And also, is it good ? I haven‘t read anything by this author.
Looking at the Audible 2 for 1 sale and trying to decide whether to pick this.
Thanks

Amiable I love Tana French! I tried to read them in order--there isn't a specific storyline that runs throughout that makes it absolutely necessary to read in order, but each book does refer back to characters and/or events that happened previously. So it does enhance the reading experience, in my opinion. 6mo
Kaye Thanks @Amiable . I believe I‘ll get it then and pick up book one before starting this. Thanks for your help. ( love the accent in the audio sample ) 6mo
whippoorwill815 I second what @Amiable said. I just read the first two in the series this year and although it‘s not absolutely necessary I don‘t think to read them in order, there are references to In the Woods throughout The Likeness. I hope you like them!! I really liked the first two and am excited to read the rest of the series. 6mo
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Kaye Thanks @whippoorwill815 I‘ll wait to listen to it then. I‘ll have to pick up the first one. They seemed to have lots of high ratings so I hope they‘re good. I don‘t read a lot of that type book, but once n awhile, it‘s good to try something new. That‘s how I found Bird Box. 😁😱😁 6mo
whippoorwill815 I read lots of detective stories and thought these were great 😊 In the Woods has a bit of a polarizing ending (I personally liked it but I am probably in the minority!). Be ready for the British slang - I spent half the first book thinking the term “torch” was a literal stick with flames and not a flashlight...😂 6mo
Craftylikefox They can be read in any order or as stand alones. Love Tana French 6mo
Kaye Thanks for the heads up @whippoorwill815 Some of the words I‘ll probably get, but others , I may have to come in and ask someone. 😁 6mo
Kaye Glad to hear that @Craftylikefox 💫 6mo
Melismatic Omg she‘s great! Everything I‘ve read I‘ve loved. Haven‘t read this one though. 6mo
BridgetteM I agree with the general consensus: they can be read as standalones but are better when read in order. I have read the whole series and The Likeness is one of the best of the bunch in my opinion. 6mo
Kaye Oh boy ! @Melismatic @BridgetteM You guys are making me much more confident in the book I chose. Sounds like a good one. I‘ll definitely read in order. 6mo
Theshadedbuffalo Thanks for asking this, because I got this one for Christmas and I was wondering the exact same thing!! 6mo
Kaye @Theshadedbuffalo It sounds like we‘re both in for a treat. 6mo
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Theshadedbuffalo
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Got the tagged book from my brother-in-law, the pop up guide from my mother-in-law, and a NEW Apple Watch from my husband!! I‘ll be using that one a lot to listen to audible!! Plus a B&N gift card!!

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Wandering_Resident
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What an incredible book. The language is so rich and powerful, Cassie Maddox is such a compelling character and narrator, and the story is complex and twist, that I couldn‘t put it down. I will definitely be seeking out her other books! (As for the picture, the book is under the cat, so you can add “comfortable” to its characteristics)

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everemmareads
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Some people are little Chernobyls, shimmering with silent, spreading poison: get anywhere near them and every breath you take will wreck you from the inside out.

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Redjewel_7734
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This was a fascinating second installment to this series. I liked the perspectives shift from book 1. Cassie really interested me in that 1st story & getting closer to her was great. The mystery was great in this one as well...not necessarily the who done it but the who was she was what captivated me. & that who was/is she is 2-fold, Cassie & Lexie. French does complex, interesting characters & stories so well; I can‘t wait for my hold on book 3!

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vivastory
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For those interested, here's my ranking of the Dublin Murder Squad. And yes, The Likeness & Broken Harbor are tied as my #1. What are your favorites? I've heard people claim that you can read the series out of order. I don't fully agree with that. While each book features a different narrator & a new case, each volume makes references, albeit subtle, to prior entries & it is interesting to track the portrayal of secondary characters (ie Cooper).

ferskner I agree that I don't think it's quite right out of order, but that may be my OCD talking. 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I MUST read all book series in order 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
Laughterhp Good to know that Faithful Place is ranked number 4. I‘m currently struggling through it. I loved Broken Harbor and In the Woods. Those are the only ones I‘ve read so far! 8mo
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Mdargusch Broken Harbor is definitely one of my favorites- it really creeped me out! I have never been able to get through the Secret Place. 8mo
coffeenebula If you can get The Trespasser on audio, the narration is 💯 8mo
RidgewayGirl I agree with your ranking. 8mo
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Johanna414
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This book was supposed to last me the long weekend, but I got too caught up and couldn‘t stop reading until it was done. I‘m probably going to regret it come morning, but it was totally worth it.

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Johanna414
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Next up! I‘m going back and forth between the physical book and the audio for while clean. I should get through a good chunk this weekend as I have A LOT of cleaning to do..l or maybe I‘ll just continue to sit on this pile of clean laundry that I‘m supposed to be folding 😂

Maria514626 This is soooo good! Edge-of-seat good. 8mo
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vivastory
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Talk about #dejavu When the body of Lexie Madison is discovered, undercover officer Frank Mackey is immediately struck by the victim's physical similarity to his fellow detective Cassie Maddox. Maddox goes undercover, posing as the victim in order to find the killer. My favorite French book, although I love all of her books I've read.
#SeptemberDanes
@Cinfhen @Kalalalatja

jillannjohn I really liked this one. 9mo
vivastory @jillannjohn I think she might be my favorite living crime writer! I have pre-ordered a signed edition of her next one, I'm thrilled! 9mo
BeckyMerilatt @vivastory I read the new one!! It‘s amazing!!! Love everything she‘s done. 9mo
Kalalalatja That is high praise! I have never read anything buy her, because crime isn‘t really my genre, but I might have to get over myself and check her out! 9mo
meghan2714 My favorite too!!!! 🤘 this book man kept me up reading until it was finished!!!🤓 9mo
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Airykah13
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This one was much better than In the Woods. It was a bit long but the storyline was interesting. Things really picked up towards the end and I couldn‘t put it down. There was a point where I started to dislike Cassie and swore off reading anymore books in the series but then I changed my mind. I ended up listening to part of this on audio and I loved the Irish accents.

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avgeyer
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Didn‘t have a chance to do this yesterday!

1. The Force- Don Winslow
2. Tana French
3. Fringe
4. French fries

#manicmonday #letterF

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 10mo
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Airykah13
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Not doing too well since work and life keep getting in the way. I will have all day Monday to read, can‘t wait! #25infive

KatieanneF Really really loved this one! Haunting 10mo
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Airykah13
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I wasn‘t a huge fan of the first book in this series, In the Woods— mainly because Detective Ryan got on my nerves —but I‘m looking forward to trying another title in the series.

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KatieanneF
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Chills. This book shines a light on psychological torture in many ways and for all parties. #tanafrench #thelikeness

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bookandcat
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#backpackEurope travelogue @JenP *fictional*

Country 3: here's a spooky reading in the dark picture from my hotel in Ireland for a very spooky, dark book. Tana French is my favorite crime writer and writes all about the Dublin Murder Squad. I went on a ghost tour. No beer drinking for me because it tastes gross. I've enjoyed walking amid all the greenery in the countryside. Ireland is as green as they say, but haven't found a pot of gold yet. 5/5

JenP Quick question: you posted all three of these books at the same time (about an hour after you signed up for the challenge) are you reading them at the same time or just posting all the reviews at once? And did you start them after signing up for the challenge or had you already read them? 11mo
bookandcat @JenP hi! I read them sequentially, not simultaneously, in the order posted, but blogged about them together. I saw your blog and wanted to participate so started reading but didn't get a chance to formally sign up for it via comment until I was back on my laptop and had time to write in on the blog (it had not been loading correctly in a way I could type on my phone, and I had to fix my WordPress account to comment too). 11mo
bookandcat @JenP I apologize if the batch posting was confusing 11mo
JenP @bookandcat great, thanks! 11mo
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writerlibrarian
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Takes a while to start but once it does, it never lets go. A tightrope act where one false move and everything goes boum. Riveting. Print in French. The translation was good. #julyinfrench

WhatThePuck My first encounter with Tana French was her book In The Woods which was So-So. I had already bought this book as a Kindle deal and waited a year after reading In The Woods. This book is by far better! I will definitely be reading more of her books! 11mo
writerlibrarian I had the same reaction. I didn't like In the Woods, I could objectively see it was well written but I kept hoping for an unreliable narrator which it wasn't. But this one, wow. It takes a while to start but when it does you are just sucked in until the end. (edited) 11mo
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alisahar
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Doing the crosstitch and audiobook thing. Should probably introduce some non-gray colors into my decorating palette? 🤔

knittedgnome I'm your opposite. I need to introduce some neutrals! 12mo
DivineDiana Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
CoffeeK8 Beautiful! 12mo
alisahar Thanks @DivineDiana @coffeek8! It takes so long! 12mo
ReadingEnvy So pretty! 12mo
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Too hot, too humid, too every thing. The cat was all leave ne alone this morning at 6.30 am and it not giving the time of day tonight. Even too hot to read because I have to open a lamp and ... nope too hot.

We have this until Friday. 😓

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Jbakesmcgee3
The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
Mehso-so

Loved the writing but weird premise....will probably read the next Murder Squad book though

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Pickpick

To be honest I was burned by In the Woods. It was soooo good and then it wasn't. I tried to explain to someone the other day. It was like being in the middle of a great conversation and having the other person just walk away mid-thought. I took it personally. #booknerdalert How could an author develop such a compelling premise, couple it with the most amazing writing, and then neglect to include any semblance of an ending?! BUT...to be continued

AnnaDesourdy ...I had another friend tell me to read this one. Then while querying I saw an agent had included in her bio that this book was as close to perfect as she could imagine. She was not wrong. I laughed, I cried, I (slightly) neglected my duties as wife and mother. Read this book. 12mo
Kaye Great review ! 12mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
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It‘s really really hot out but I can‘t resist shady outdoor patio reading

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Jbakesmcgee3
The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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I like babysitting because I get paid to read #dreamjob

Eggs 💜 Tana French 12mo
whatshesreadingnow She‘s wonderful! 12mo
Kaylamburson Yup!!! I do the same thing!! 👏🏼👏🏼📚📚 12mo
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vivastory
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Former Murder Squad Detective, Cassie Maddox is convinced by her former supervisor in Undercover to pose as a murdered college student, who bears an uncanny resemblance to her. She is swiftly fascinated by her new housemates & their peculiar dynamic. A murder mystery with so many more layers: personal & community identity, families & their myriad (dys)functions, sense of belonging. All with lyrical prose that just made me swoon.

readordierachel Great review! I liked but didn't love the first one in this series and wasn't sure if I would read on. I think you've convinced me :) 12mo
vivastory @ReadOrDieRachel I also liked the first one, but I thought this was significantly better. I just devoured it, I loved it so much. 12mo
Cinfhen Great review but for some reason I wasn‘t able to get behind this series🙊#somanybookssolittletime BTW: are you still interested in cohosting a music/ book month with me??? I had you penciled in for January2019; is that still good?!!! I know...it‘s a little ways off 12mo
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vivastory @Cinfhen I'm definitely interested in cohosting a music/book month! January 2019 works for me. It'll be here alot sooner than I realize! 12mo
Cinfhen Perfect!! And yes, I think I may have spied Halloween candy on the shelves 12mo
RidgewayGirl French‘s series is just so good. I love how each book is so different than the others. 12mo
vivastory @RidgewayGirl I will definitely be reading the next one soon. I'm hopeful that the planned 8 part series of the first two books still happens. I haven't heard much about it recently. 12mo
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😂😂

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Goddamn, Tana French can write!

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