Nicci French, the best-selling author of What to do When Someone Dies and Losing You, returns with the second book in the gripping new series that began with top-ten best seller Blue Monday. Fans of Peter James’ Roy Grace series and Peter Robinson’s DCI Banks series will love the central character, psychotherapist Frieda Klein, who is consulted on a grisly and seemingly unsolvable crime.
For Frieda the days get longer, the cases darker…. She thought she was done with the police. But once more DCI Karlsson is knocking at her door. A man’s decomposed body has been found in the flat of Michelle Doyce, a woman trapped in a world of strange mental disorder. The police don’t know who it is, how he got there, or what happened - and Michelle can’t tell them. But Karlsson hopes Frieda can get access to the truths buried beneath her confusion. Painstakingly, Frieda uncovers a possible identity for the corpse: Robert Poole, a jack of all trades and master conman. But the deeper Frieda and Karlsson dig into Poole’s past, the more of his victims they encounter - and the more motives they find for murder.
Meanwhile, violent ghosts from Frieda’s own past are returning to threaten her. Unable to discover quite who is telling the truth and who is lying, they know they are getting closer to a killer. But whoever murdered Poole is determined to stay free - and anyone that gets too close will meet the same fate.
A gritty heroine, a gruesome crime, and a terrifying hunt for a psychotic killer, Tuesday’s Gone is not to be missed by fans of psychological thrillers.
Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written 12 other best-selling novels, including Beneath the Skin and Blue Monday, the first thrilling instalment in the Frieda Klein series.
©2012 Nicci French (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd
I just love the way Nicci French describes the characters
The relationship between the inspector and Frieda Klein
I read Blue Monday and found her performance as brilliant as in Tuesday's gone.
I just couldn't stop listening
Such a meticulous description of live in London
Riveting, engaging, empathic
She captures each character's personality perfectly. I could listen to her for hours! Her accents are also very convincing.
But he's still out there
Make sure you listen to Blue Monday before listening to this. That had me looking for more and I found Tuesday's Gone.
I felt that some of this one was a little unrealistic in that Frieda Klein does a little too much of the police work. But that's the only negative to this story. Again, you're drawn into the story until the end. It has it's twists like Blue Monday. Characters with their distinct personalities.
Beth Chalmers is an excellent narrator. She gives great expression, and the characters are differentiated very well. Nice smooth listening.
"Painful and boring"
The worst book I've downloaded, slow and far fetched... Have you ever heard of a mental Heath specialist who gets a call and goes immediately to help a stranger evn though he didn't want to? No, me either.... I'm giving up, just can't finish it. This is a first... I adore my books and usually choose wisely
"Grisly but enjoyable"
A well-read book that is up to the standard that you expect from this duo. I presume the series format of the books has been chosen to allow them to develop characters more deeply than is possible in a one-off. I made the mistake of listening to this without having first read 'Blue Monday' (searched for it as an audio book, but it doesn't seem to be available - a bit odd!). With some series this doesn't matter too much, but you really do need to read these in correct order, or far too much is given away to make the earlier book enjoyable if you read it later. That aside, I enjoyed the story and the reading, and look forward to Wednesday!
"Had its moments, but not many."
My opinion. The scenes and characters were not as well described as they could have been. Characters introduced were not done so very well and as a results left you forgetting them, and not knowing who was being referred to whenever they were mentioned later on. The plot was weak, and the story dragged out - you feel like you're listening to a real-time police enquiry, boring bits included. A different scene and character is described in brief at the beginning of some chapters, which means nothing at the time, and even when you discover what this is about, it's pointless - added nothing except confusion. There were a few parts to this book that were intriguing, but they were quickly over and ended with disappointment. The book didn't draw me in, and I didn't once wan't to keep listening - I just pushed though it. Overall 2 stars from me. I'd recommend The Hunger Games trilogy, Nobody True, and His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.
"When's Wednesday coming?"
Loved it - great twist - followed on well from first book without too much going over stuff.
I actually quite enjoyed this book - a bit sceptical after some of the other reviews but I have now listened to all in the series and did enjoy them all. The background follows through the books so probably best to read in order!
Granted they weren't up to the Nesbo or Robotham standards in my eyes but I think Sean Barrett does an excellent job and personally I think he's a very hard narrator to match!
All in all though a good series.
"Nicci French at her best"
Beautifully written, beautifully performed, a tour de force in so many ways. Great Audible production.
The characters are unbelievable and stereotypical
did her best
The author has many better books than this
The characters simply don't behave how anyone would expect them to in reality so I couldn't get into this story at all. The plot seems quite flimsy too.
"good story poorly read"
story well up to Nicci French standard, interesting characters, twists turns and confusion make it a compusive read.
Freda Kliein with her problematic relationships and her insightful and empathetic personality
I found her interpretation of male characters difficult, the clipped and slightly superior tones that they all adopted took more than a little getting used to. none the less the personality of the men carried it through
an intellectual rather than an emotional response
This would not stop me getting another book by the same author
"Promising start but then the story just fell apart"
Where did the story go? It started out really great, I was fascinated by Michelle and the way she seemed to be in a world not quite the same as the more mentally sane characters in the book but then, after the first five-six chapters I constantly lost focus and now, with more than five hours left of the book, I give up! More than 25 chapters has passed and no sight of Michelle. Wasn't it supposed to be about a really disturbed patient that Frieda had to interact with and try to figure what was wrong..?
I thought the Frieda-series seemed really promising but after this start..? Nah, it only made me disappointed, feeling as if I'd listened halfway into a favourite book and the batteries suddenly died on my listening device.
"Painful to listen to"
I've been an audible listener for quite a long time and this is the first time that I've felt the urge to review a book. The story was good, but this book was spoiled for me by the reader who seems to have managed to make all the male characters sound aggressive and slightly unreal. I don't enjoy writing a negative review, because I know how much work the reader has to do, but sadly the reader didn't do the story justice.
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