The LikenessBook - 2009
"has become required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting" ( The New York Times )
"is the most interesting, most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" ( The Washington Post ),
"inspires cultic devotion in readers...most crime fiction is diverting; French's is consuming." ( The New Yorker )
Look out for Tana French's newest novel, The Trespasser, available now
In the "compelling"* and "pitch perfect"** follow up to Tana French's runaway bestseller In the Woods , it's six months later and Cassie Maddox has transferred out of the Dublin Murder squad. But 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 as an undercover cop. Suddenly, Cassie must discover not only who killed this girl, but, more importantly, who is this girl?
Best Novel of the Year by Salon.com, The Christian Science Monitor, and Publisher's Weekly
Crime Fiction Favorite by Los Angeles Times
Runner Up for Best Thriller of the Year, New York Magazine
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I found out early that you can throw yourself away, missing what you've lost.
Our entire society's based on discontent: people wanting more and more and more, being constantly dissatisfied with their homes, their bodies, their decor, their clothes, eveything. Taking it for granted that that's the whole point if life, never to be satisfied. If you're perfectly happy with what you've got--specially if what you've got isn't all that spectacular--then you're dangerous. You're breaking all the rules, you're undermining the sacred economy, you're challenging every assumption that society's built on.
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