In Nicci French's thrilling fifth book, London psychotherapist Frieda Klein herself becomes the prime suspect in a murder.
A bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading "Dr. F. Klein". Frieda is taken to see the body and realizes with horror that it is Sandy, her ex-boyfriend. She's certain that the killer is Dean Reeve - the man who has never stopped haunting her. But the police think he has been dead for years, and Frieda is their number one suspect. With few options, Frieda goes on the run to save herself and try to uncover the truth.
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I enjoy this series for the most part but Frieda Klein is not exactly a likeable character. I think the other "regulars" in the book save this. And I think the "lady in distress" is starting to wear thin. Like the Helen Grace books, we have a heroine who is basically a victim of her own baggage.
It was short! 9 hours. It was an easy read.
She's good but takes a while to settle in. When the book first starts she's kind of annoyingly sing-song-y but then settles into the roles and starts to flow quite nicely. It's like that with every one of these.
I actually think about this a lot when I'm reading these because they almost seem like TV shows. Maybe Joanne Froggatt from Downton Abbey? I've seen her in other shows besides Downton Abbey and she is EXTREMELY versatile. She'd be believable as both a doctor and the object of desire.
No way, the story is so well performed by the reader.
The previous books of this series.
When Frida went to the hospital to see her patient.
I just sometimes hold my breath
I was captured - couldn't stop listening.
Reader of things.
After the disappointment of the Thursday installment of the series, I began reading with some trepidation. My fears were soon dismissed by mid chapter one. Friday on My Mind is by far the best of the series. Hopefully, Saturday brings about more intrigue, and, perhaps, an end to the weekday thematic titles.
I always enjoy the Frieda Kline stories, but occasionally I get very irritated with what appear to be very foolish actions by a smart woman. In this entry, however, even what seemed foolish was quite rational. Great characters. Looking forward to "Saturday. "
I adore English mysteries!!! I love nothing better than hearing a British accent in my earphones!
Is it bad when you hope the protagonist is guilty? I find Frieda completely unlikable and urgently in need of a therapist.
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