The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2) by Tana FrenchNew York Times bestselling author Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, is “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post) and “inspires cultic devotion in readers” (The New Yorker).
“Required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting.” —The New York Times
In the “compellingˮ (The Boston Globe) and “pitch perfectˮ (Entertainment Weekly) follow-up to Tana French’s runaway bestseller In the Woods, itʼs six months later and Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder Squad with no plans to go back—until an urgent telephone call summons her to a grisly crime scene. The victim looks exactly like Cassie and carries ID identifying herself as Alexandra Madison, an alias Cassie once used as an undercover cop. Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more important, who was this girl?
Tana French born is an American-Irish writer and theatrical actress born in Vermont. Her debut novel In the Woods , a psychological mystery, won the Edgar ,  Anthony , Macavity , and Barry awards for best first novel. She lives in Dublin. French attended Trinity College, Dublin , and trained in acting. She has retained dual citizenship of the U. French was enthralled by both acting and writing since her childhood days but eventually focused more on acting. In her later 30s, her passion for writing was unexpectedly rekindled.
Her focus on strong characters and character development over sensationalistic depictions of violence is refreshing, while her mysteries are deeply compelling, and incredibly diverse. The five books soon to be six! You can read each book as a stand-alone, or as a series. Here they all are, in order of publication, just in case you want to chain read them all, back-to-back. He was with two friends at the time of his disappearance and of them, nothing is ever heard of again. Even in adulthood, Rob now a detective for the Dublin Police has never recovered the memories from the period that he was missing.
It was a creepy and atmospheric crime novel with the perfect blend of psychological character study and procedural nuts-and-bolts cop thriller. Since then, French has released a new book in the series every 2 years or so. While all the books involve murders in and around Dublin, the main character changes from book to book. But this makes it very easy to pick up each new book without having to catch up on any of the others. Like the previous French novels, I could not put it down. Now is the perfect time to start. Here is what I came up with:.