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Critical Praise

French has written another winner…THE LIKENESS has everything: memorable characters, crisp dialogue, shrewd psychological insight, mounting tension, a palpable sense of place, and wonderfully evocative, painterly prose. In the Woods was an Edgar Award finalist; this one just might go one step further.

Booklist, starred review

This book will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next.

Rocky Mountain News

Her already-signature blend of psychological insight, beautiful writing and wry humor is on display once more in THE LIKENESS....savor French’s turns of phrase and simmering suspense until the prospect of finishing shuts all distractions out. Expect THE LIKENESS to figure on many awards lists, as it should.

Baltimore Sun

Expect THE LIKENESS to figure on many awards lists, as it should.

New York Newsday

THE LIKENESS [is] a book even better than the first, which was very good indeed….The suspense is gut-grinding, but it may hurt more to know who did it. That’s an awful dilemma --- and a wonderful book.

New York Daily News

[Tana French] aces her second novel. THE LIKENESS [is a] nearly pitch-perfect follow-up to her 2007 debut thriller, IN THE WOODS.

Entertainment Weekly