R: The Resemblance by Lauren Nossett #atozchallenge

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge  is for bloggers who wish to participate by publishing a blog post every day in April except for Sundays. Each blog post will focus on a letter of the alphabet. For example April 1 will be A, April 2 will be B and on it goes. By the end of April, a blog post for every letter of the alphabet will have been posted. My theme for 2023 is Book Reviews.

You can read my reviews without worrying about spoilers. My reviews are quite brief and I give away nothing more than you would read on the back cover or on Goodreads.




“On a chilly November morning at the University of Georgia, a fraternity brother steps off a busy crosswalk and is struck dead by an oncoming car. More than a dozen witnesses all agree on two things: The driver looked identical to the victim, and he was smiling.

Detective Marlitt Kaplan is first on the scene. An Athens native and the daughter of a UGA professor, she knows all its shameful histories, from the skull discovered under the foundations of Baldwin Hall to the hushed-up murder-suicide in Waddel. But in the course of investigating this hit-and-run, she will uncover more chilling secrets as she explores the sprawling, interconnected Greek system that entertains and delights the university’s most elite and connected students.

The lines between Marlitt’s policework and her own past increasingly blur as Marlitt seeks to bring to justice an institution that took something precious from her many years ago. When threats against her escalate, and some long-buried secrets threaten to come to the surface, she can’t help but question whether the corruption in Athens has run off campus and into the force and how far these brotherhoods will go to protect their own”. – Goodreads

Published in 2015. 212 pages


This is a debut novel, and in my opinion, is worthy of picking up and reading. The Resemblance is a mystery, with quite an intriguing story line. It wasn’t until very close to the end that I started to get an idea of what was happening. The main character was quite unusual, and the other characters were totally believable to me.

As much as I enjoyed this book, my one criticism would be that things became a bit complicated towards the middle and I became confused, and almost put it down. I’m glad I continued as it turned out to be a very enjoyable book, which I would recommend.

About the Author

Lauren Nossett is a former professor turned novelist with a Ph.D. in German literature. Her scholarly work has appeared in journals, edited volumes, and a book with Northwestern University Press. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

All books that I review have been purchased by me or borrowed from the library, unless otherwise stated.

Star Rating 

Please note that my star rating system isn’t at all based on literary merit, but is based on my enjoyment for the book.
For me a book that gets five stars, is a book that I really enjoyed, and found difficult to put down.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Unputdownable. Would definitely read again
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Fantastic read. Not to be missed.
⭐️⭐️⭐️Enjoyable read. Would recommend.
⭐️⭐️Wouldn’t read again
⭐️Don’t recommend this book again

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Images and author information: Goodreads

You can find my other blogs here:
Next Phase In Fitness & Life
 and Tracking Down The Family

This post is linked to Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share

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14 thoughts on “R: The Resemblance by Lauren Nossett #atozchallenge

  1. Jennifer, Thank you for your book recommendation and weekend coffee share. I do enjoy reading good detective novels. Well done with your A to Z challenge.


  2. Hi Jennifer – I can’t believe you’re up to R already in the AtoZ challenge – it’s certainly sped past – as has April! Good on you for pushing through it so well.

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