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Publisher's Summary

Psychotherapist Frieda Klein's home is her refuge until she returns to find it has become a disturbingly bloody crime scene. Beneath the floorboards the police have found the body of a man she had hired to help protect her.

When those closest to Frieda begin to be targeted, the picture becomes more skewed. Unless Frieda can find and stop whoever is threatening her friends and family, her love and loyalty could come at a truly fatal cost.

©2017 Joined-Up Writing (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition." (Sophie Hannah)
"Utterly addictive." ( The Independent)

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Couldn't stop listening

Thoroughly enjoyed l love all the books by Nicci French and the narrator is Superb

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  • D4ve
  • 12-12-17

Hmmmm

The story is solid. However the screeching performance of the Olivia character is truly intolerable. I had to skip through whole chapters of that endless screeching.

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  • Charlotte
  • 10-16-17

Cop Out

I love this series and listened to them all in order. Great plots and narration. I realise the titles have been successively days of the week- this one being the last day of one week. If this IS the final one - which I hope it isn't - then the ending is a cop out and Nikki French have not done a good end. They've fudged it. Or maybe they couldn't agree???!!!! I hope this is NOT the last we'll hear of Frida Klein.

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  • Roger
  • 05-17-18

Good, but implausible

I enjoyed the book, and the narration. However the story seems pretty implausible in places. Why do the police not use modern forensic methods, or dogs for their searches? Would they really let a psychoanalyst sit in on suspect interviews? and many more unlikely aspects if the story. In spite of this, I enjoyed the book.

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  • Patreesha
  • 04-22-18

Disappointing

I take it this is the last book in the series and as such was disappointing. Unless I missed something, of course. Or maybe I’m wrong and it isn’t the last book at all.

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  • J R Cordery
  • 12-01-17

An old favourite

I loved this story. Much improved from the previous story. Also feel a new chapter may be possible. Here’s hoping. The narrator is excellent and the suspense around DR continues.

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  • Mrs
  • 11-19-17

Frieda Klein series

I have read all the Frida Klein books in order starting with the fist one I can't wait for the next one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-17

Annoying read

Frieda Klein is beginning to annoy me. She is turning into the very worse North London 'Luvvie' with all her equally annoying Luvvie friends - therapists/journalists the whole bunch.

No police force would accept the interference they get from Ms Klein and the reader knows this.

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  • moyosore
  • 10-21-17

Made my week.

My favourite fictional Psychotherapist. It was great reading about my local area, it made me feel like I was walking along side her, I could picture all the places in my minds eye. I'm always fascinated how Frida can inspire such loyalty from her friends and at the same time be so unpalatable to so many people. She is such a contradiction, I experience her as cold yet warm, connected yet disconnected, perhaps this is why I enjoy reading about her, I look forward to the next one!

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  • carol metcalfe
  • 10-18-17

Last of seven or is it.

Couldn't wait for the audible addition to be released as I presumed Dean would have come to a sticky end. Not so can't wait now to see if there is going to be another book with Frieda at the helm.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-18

Well worth the wait

I have read every book in the series in turn and each is as seamlessly constructed as the last. Each book is a gripping and relentless read from beginning to end. Again, I could not put this one down until I finished it.

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  • Heidi
  • 11-13-17

Great series

Avid readers and lovers of the Frieda Klein series will know that the last book ended on a massive cliff-hanger, with Frieda finding a rotting body under the floor boards of her house. So I had been eagerly looking forward to Sunday Morning Coming Down to find out what happens next. And I am happy to say that French’s latest book is full of the same chrilling details that made the series so irresistible for me. In Sunday Morning Coming Down, Frieda must use her unusual skills for sniffing out the truth to protect the ones closest to her, as her loved ones are the targets for brutal attacks, and not even her patients are safe. With Dean Reeve still out there, and the police (who finally have to believe Frieda that he is still alive) unable to find him, Frieda is at her wits’ end how to escape his unwanted (and deadly) attention. But things are not quite as they seem – and Frieda must use all her skills to stay one step ahead of a ruthless killer.

There is a reason why the Nicci French writing duo remains firmly on my list of favourite writers – theirs are dark and disturbing books that mess with my mind, and I love that! Sunday Morning Coming Down is no exception, with the added element of danger to beloved characters from earlier books in the series, which had me on tenterhooks! I will not go into any details, for fear of giving something away, only to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I have its predecessors.

If you are a lover of unusual protagonists and chilling psychological thrillers, and haven’t discovered this series yet, it’s well worth picking up the first book now. Frieda Klein is a psychotherapist, and a somewhat remote, prickly and often not very likeable character, but if you give her a chance she will grow on you and take you along on her many walks through London’s lesser known places to think and work out the missing links to many murder cases. Whilst I was not a fan of her in the first book (Blue Monday), I am glad I have persevered – she really is a fascinating character who I now look forward to connecting with. This is definitely a series that should be read in order, as it relies heavily on backstory and the emotional baggage the characters share over the course of the seven book currently published. I believe that the eighth – and final – book will be out early next year. I can’t wait to read it, but will be sad to see the end of Frieda Klein.

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  • Daina
  • 11-06-17

Confusing mess

A mess of characters and story line not explained. Couldn’t get into this book and kept hoping for a revelation right up to the disappointing end.

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  • Joanne
  • 11-02-17

Not the best in the series, but enjoyable

Not the best in the series, rather formulaic, but still an enjoyable listen.

Narration was excellent.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-01-17

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  • Kathy Burns
  • 10-30-17

An interesting thriller....

There was an intense story, some development of familiar characters and an ending which seems innately predictable.