Can't wait for the next book in the Frieda Klein series. My wife was able to predict some of the story, but it all took me by surprise. I like the F..Show More »rieda character a lot. Beth Chalmers is a terrific reader, perfectly delivering different characters' voices, and the narration parts are done without the changes in volume that make it hard to listen to books when driving. Very good story and performance overall. Definitely worth a credit!
The best audiobook I've listened to in a long time. The storyline has twists and turns and depth to it. We are given the background scenery in brief,..Show More » not describing it at length so as to be able to make the book bigger as alot of authors seem to do. Fast moving. Strong characters.
Beth Chalmers is a brilliant narrator. Each character is unique. I'm not so much a fan of women narrators as they are either dry or overdo it. Beth is spot on and carries us smoothly and does credit to this already thrilling story.
Make sure you follow this one up with Tuesdays Gone. I'm half way through it and it's turning out to be just as good.
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, ..Show More »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.
I did not enjoy this book as much I enjoyed the first two Frieda Klein books. In this particular story I found her to be far more annoying. The thread..Show More » that sets her off on her "mystery tour" felt really weak. I just kept thinking "why are you doing this? Who cares?!". And then her being so closed off from everyone around her was just annoying. So much going unsaid was frustrating, but not enough to stop listening. I'll continue in the series, but man I hope she gets herself together. 😄
I find this series quite strange for Nicci French whose books I usually love. Such unlikeable characters, on the whole, probably made a lot worse by ..Show More »Beth Chalmers reading. She makes them all sound so angry and unpleasant. I wonder if the books would seem less annoying if I read them myself or if there were a different narrator. But I keep reading them and will read the next one if or when it appears.
Having read the three prior Frieda Klein mysteries, I was really looking forward to the fourth installment. What a total letdown. First, this book c..Show More »annot stand alone. There is so much that would be incomprehensible to a person who had not read the first three books. I even had trouble remembering the "back story" on certain people and would have liked a brief refresher. Second, the whole book is based on a ridiculous coincidence. It's long, plodding, boring, and sometimes downright incomprehensible. The Frieda character has become unlikeable. It's especially puzzling that men fall all over her when she is so cold, brittle, and rude. That's the big mystery to me.