Internationally best-selling authors Nicci Gerard and Sean French, writing as Nicci French, have sold more than eight million copies of their books worldwide. But nothing they've written written before has grabbed the attention of reviewers and listeners like Blue Monday and its iconic heroine, Frieda Klein.
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it a "superb psychological thriller...with brooding atmosphere, sustained suspense, a last-minute plot twist, and memorable cast of characters."
In Tuesday's Gone, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client, Michelle Doyce, serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man's identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda for help. She discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. But Frieda can't shake the feeling that the past isn't done with her yet. Did someone kill Poole to embroil her in the investigation? And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?
A masterpiece of paranoia, Tuesday's Gone draws listeners inexorably into a fractured and faithless world as it brilliantly confirms Frieda Klein as a quintessential heroine for our times.
©2013 Nicci French (P)2013 Penguin Audio
"Blue Monday leaves readers with the promise of intriguing tales to come" (People, four-star review)
Just finished a four day marathon with the first two books of this new series. Loved the first one, and only liked this one. Narrator is excellent, and I like the co-starring characters that will no doubt populate the rest of these books (5 more? if we're to follow the days of the week concept) My favorite peripheral character is Joseph, the Ukrainian handyman. This book was always going to be tough because the first one was so excellent. it got a little bogged down in trying to perpetuate the main plot from book one, while simultaneously introducing new bad guys who were not nearly so thrillingly bad as the bad guys from Blue Monday. I will buy the subsequent books though, it does pass the "can't wait for the next one" test! Do get Blue Monday first, before you buy this one though. Definitely need the background to enjoy it.
GREAT BOOK, WONDERFUL WRITING, A WELOME CHANGE FROM THE "BOILER PLATE" STUFF THAT IS TOUTED AS GREAT..BE SURE TO LISTEN TO THE BOOK ONE IN THE SERIES,"MONDAY IS GONE" HOPE THIS IS JUST THE START OF MANY MORE, FREIDA KLNE'S...HOPE THIS BECOMES THE NEW "DALGLISH"
P.D. JAMES..ALL THE DAGLISH NOVELS...GREAT WRITING, TERRIFIC PLOTS, AND WONDERFUL PROTAGNISTS....
ANYTHING WITH "JOSEPH" IN THE SCENES...
THE LAST LINES OF "MONDAY IS GONE" WHAT AN ENDING...TERIFFIC, NEVER SAW IT COMING
Yes, but I'm not qualified to say. However, the narration was top-quality and I look forward to more from Beth Chalmers
Freda is a person who is very tough to read at first. But it introduced me to many things in the world of the psychotherapist. I ended up empathizing greatly with her and feeling that she was basically doing the right thing most of the time.
Well, she did a good job with Carlson. But she switched very deftly for different characters.
It was about a third of the way through where freedom really begins to care for Mary Laughton and others. That's what makes her believable. It makes the whole story rise above a normal whodunit.
Yes, the author has a terrific feel for London, and how to work with down and out people. The word s**t comes up a lot because they all have to deal with it.
Yes, this was a great story and well performed. The mystery aspect is solid, intriguing, and comes together well for resolution.
The main character, Frieda Klein is very interesting and likable, yet flawed enough to seem real.
No, but this was very good. She does the main character wonderfully, and differentiates the female voices well. The accents do not make you cringe, and the male voices are not bad at all. She really makes it a performance.
Yes, it was very hard to put it down for a while!
I'm addicted - more please! In the second of the series we get to know more of the lives, trials and everyday cares and woes of the enigmatic, and oft times foolhardy Frieda, as well as her friends and colleagues in her tenuous police 'partnership'. Intriguing plot and the shadow of the psychopathic villain from the first book hovers throughout ... just scrumptious!
I love the book and the series - Frieda is so human.
A bit like Rita Mae Brown's "Mrs. Murphy" series. A protagonist you can't help but like sticks her nose where it shouldn't be and ends up solving crimes.
Nicci - in book 1 you introduced Sandy and then sent him to "Cornell" in New York. Cornell University is in Ithaca, NY, which is 225 miles from New York City. In Book 2 you said he was in New Jersey.
Someone who doesn't catch on to things quickly. Who can tolerate the obvious being ignored and
NOT ANOTHER NICCI FRENCH's FRIEDA KLEIN thats for sure (hope I am spelling name correctly as I was listening and not reading print)
Easy to tell who is 'talking'. fluctuates intonation, not monotone, good pace.
anger that we were to believe that no one, especially Frieda, just now started to realize the Dean/Alan connection. AND EVEN MORE that karlsson asked Frieda to work with the police, to work her 'magic' and then turns around and doubts and ridicules every thing she suggests
Just couldn't wait for it to be over.
We were already acquainted with all the characters from the first book, so this one wasn't bogged down getting to know everyone again. Which was a good thing because there were plenty of new characters to keep track of.
Another reviewer had commented "it got a little bogged down in trying to perpetuate the main plot from book one", but I did not find that at all. There were a few references back to the story in book one, but only what was needed, and not cumbersome in any way. I thoroughly enjoyed the "new" mystery in this 2nd book in the series, and I feel it could really stand alone, as not much of the storyline needed a tie-back with book one. Can't wait to get to book 3!
I really like this series, it keeps u guessing all thru, and weaves together. At times it doesn't totally explain how they come up with the conclusions, it's a bit of guessing. The narrator does a great job differentiating the voices, great performance.
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