Palmdale Mystery Book Club to discuss Dublin thriller ‘The Likeness’

PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library’s Mystery Book Discussion Group “Mystery, Murder and Mayhem” will discuss the book “The Likeness” by Tana French this Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 pm, at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway.

As The Likeness begins, Detective Cassie Maddox is still trying to recover. She transferred out of the murder squad and started a relationship with Detective Sam O’Neill, but she is too badly shaken to make a commitment to him or to her career. Then Sam calls her to the scene of his new case: a young woman found stabbed to death in a small town outside Dublin. The dead girl’s ID says her name is Lexie Madison, the identity Cassie used years ago as an undercover detective, and she looks exactly like Cassie. With no leads, no suspects, and no clue to Lexie’s real identity, Cassie’s old undercover boss, Frank Mackey, spots the opportunity of a lifetime. They can say that the stab wound was not fatal and send Cassie undercover in her place to find out information that the police never would and to tempt the killer out of hiding.

Tana French, who lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter,  is also the author of In the Woods, and Faithful Place.  Her books have won Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Berry and ICVA Clarion awards.    The Likeness is available for check out from the Palmdale City Library.

The Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center.  The group is open to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.   The discussion also provides disabled access with 72 hours’ notice.  To request special aids for the disabled or for more information, please call the Palmdale City Library at 661/267-5600 or TDD 66/267-5167 or visit