I was excited to find out that this book was the first in a series, because the setting was so evocative. Then I learned that The Likeness's protagonist is Detective Cassie Maddox. I won't be reading the sequel.I got the feeling that the audience is expected to like, no, to adore Cassie...and I didn't. It didn't help that the author kept emphasizing how small Cassie is--she shops in the boys' department for clothing, she owns the same blouse as the pre-teen victim...This insistence was distracting, to say the least. I also had a problem with how quickly she switched partners, turning from Rob to Sam, so quickly and so intensely. She started an affair with one partner, it was more complicated than she'd like, so she agreed to marry the other partner? Just like that?