The inspiration for the major new BBC drama series DUBLIN MURDERS alongside In the WoodsTana French follows her stunning accomplished debut, IN THE WOODS, with an equally compelling psychological mystery that confirms her place as one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.
Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective. With no leads, no suspects and no clues to Lexie's real identity, Cassie's old boss spots the opportunity of a lifetime: send Cassie undercover in her place, to tempt the killer out of hiding to finish the job.
Slick, sophisticated - and a fine one to devour as the nights draw in . . . if it stirs in you the urge to devour the French originals . . . I promise you will find something even more richly delicious there. - Guardian
French's second foray into the dark world of psychological crime more than proves she's the real deal - Daily Mirror
An intricate and edgy top-notch psychological thriller. - Woman & Home
Beautifully written and elegantly descriptive, this is a true literary detective novel rather than a whodunnit - Irish Mail on Sunday
An eerie thriller, perfect for holidays - Sunday World
Riveting . . . hugely satisfying - Irish Independent
I can do you no greater favour in life than recommending that you read her books - Guardian
Creepily melding elements of Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" . . . THE LIKENESS by Tana French, seduces from the start . . . A nifty tale of desire for belonging, as well as a cool thriller - Time Out
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller) and The Secret Place. She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. She keeps a website at www.tanafrench.com