Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ten top false identities in fiction

Simon Lelic's new psychological thriller is The Liar's Room. One of the author's top ten false identities in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
The Likeness by Tana French

French is one of my favourite crime authors. In fact, she is one of my favourite authors, full stop. This, her second novel, revolves around the physical resemblance of Detective Cassie Maddox to murder victim Lexie Madison, and involves Cassie going undercover as Lexie and trying to tempt the murderer out of hiding to finish the job. With something of The Secret History about the story, it is a bold conceit, and one that only a writer of French’s skill could carry off.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue