Book Review: The Resemblance

Book: The Resemblance

Author: Lauren Nossett

Thank you NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for an advanced audio copy.

The Resemblance is about a fraternity brother who is killed in a hit-and-run. Detective Marlitt Kaplan is the first officer on the scene and the story follows her investigation. All the eyewitnesses agree on two main points. The driver was smiling and he looked exactly like the victim.

The idea the driver of the vehicle looked exactly like the victim was such a novel idea and I couldn’t wait to see which way they went with it. Unfortunately, I think that aspect was very underutilized and fell flat. It’s a shame because it’s what I thought was going to make this book really stand out.

The investigation was interesting and full of your typical cliches. Martlitt ends up getting taken off the case, of course, but that does not stop her from continuing to work the case. This is something that is overused in all media.

Following different leads and clues with Marlitt was a blast. I could not figure this one out and did not see the end coming. While the end works well since I found it surprising, I couldn’t help but wish for more from this end.

Overall this is a fun read. It may be full of cliches and not have a fully satisfying ending but the ride is definitely worth it.

Final Score 3/5

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