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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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  • Massachusettes
  • 11-03-17

A no stop thrill ride

There has not been one Freida Klien book in the series that has disappointed! Pure excellence.

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  • 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

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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.

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  • 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.