"The Likeness" has currents of a river when you read it. Infrequently it is face-paced, hurling over rapids. You have to pay attention to everything or you are going to miss something crucial. Most of the time it is big and slow and lazy. The book follows the rhythm of the house. There is so much I want to write but I don't want to spoil the book. My favorite part is watching Cassie work through things in her mind. In the end, I think she found healing with the people in that house. Maybe it was because there she had time to do nothing. This a good book for a discussion group because it deals with creating artificial families, ignoring one's past, unspoken rules within the family, and lastly, would Daniel's experiment worked?
Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States, and Malawi. She is a trained actress.