Frieda Klein

16 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,932 ratings

Blue Monday Publisher's Summary

The stunning first book in a new series of psychological thrillers introducing an unforgettable London psychotherapist.

Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London. She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place, but what we can control is what is inside our heads. This attitude is reflected in her own life, which is an austere one of refuge, personal integrity, and order.

The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, Frieda cannot ignore the coincidence: one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A red-haired child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. She finds herself in the center of the investigation, serving as the reluctant sidekick of the chief inspector.

Drawing listeners into a haunting world in which the terrors of the mind have spilled over into real life, Blue Monday introduces a compelling protagonist and a chilling mystery that will appeal to listeners of dark crime fiction and fans of In Treatment and The Killing.

©2012 Nicci French (P)2012 Penguin
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  • Book 1

    • Blue Monday

    • Frieda Klein, Book 1
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,167

    Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London. She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place. The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, Frieda cannot ignore the coincidence: one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for just such a child.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not in the same league as Tana French, but okay.

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Blue Monday

    • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 1
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Monday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets.... The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson doesn't take Frieda's concerns seriously until a link emerges with an unsolved abduction twenty years ago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • **Stunning! Brilliant! Fabulous All Round!**

    • By Anne on 08-21-12

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 2

    • Tuesday's Gone

    • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 2
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I like this series but...

    • By Katherine on 04-12-13

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Tuesday's Gone

    • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 2
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    For psychotherapist Frieda Klein, 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • so well perfomed, makes up for a complicated story

    • By Eva on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 3

    • Waiting for Wednesday

    • A Frieda Klein Mystery
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 560
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 491

    Ruth Lennox, housewife and mother of three, is found dead in a pool of her own blood. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in Frieda, hoping her talents will offer a new angle on the case. When it emerges that the mother was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Frieda herself is distracted, still reeling from an attempt on her life, and struggling with her own rare feelings of vulnerability. Then a patient’s chance remark sends Frieda down a dangerous path that seems to lead to a serial killer who’s long escaped detection.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Simultaneously interesting and infuriating

    • By Jessica on 04-23-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Waiting for Wednesday

    • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 3
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Waiting for Wednesday, the thrilling third installment in the bestselling Frieda Klein series, written by Nicci French and read by the actress Beth Chalmers.Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rather strange series

    • By CH Ryan on 12-11-13

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 4

    • Thursday's Children

    • A Frieda Klein Mystery
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    Frieda faces her most personal case yet when a former classmate appears at Frieda's door, begging for her help. Maddie Capel's teenage daughter, Becky, claims that she was raped in her own bed one night while her mother was downstairs. Her assailant warned, "Don't think of telling anyone, sweetheart. Nobody will believe you." Becky's story awakens dark memories of an eerily similar incident in Frieda's own past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Worst Day of the Week for Frieda

    • By lexcoupe on 02-21-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Thursday's Children

    • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 4
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives, and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn't allow to destroy her. Then, years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter and long-buried memories resurface. Death soon follows, leaving Frieda no choice but to return home to confront her past.

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  • Book 5

    • Friday on My Mind

    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When a corpse is found floating in the River Thames, the police can at least be sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words 'Dr F. Klein'. But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Friday on My Mind

    • A Frieda Klein Mystery
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    A bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading "Dr. F. Klein". Frieda is taken to see the body and realizes with horror that it is Sandy, her ex-boyfriend. She's certain that the killer is Dean Reeve - the man who has never stopped haunting her. But the police think he has been dead for years, and Frieda is their number one suspect. With few options, Frieda goes on the run to save herself and try to uncover the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh. Not as enjoyable as some previous Kleins.

    • By Margaret on 11-12-16

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 6

    • Saturday Requiem

    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It was an open-and-shut case when 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family; she's been incarcerated ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her.... Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family. Frieda soon begins to realise that she's up against someone who'll go to any lengths to protect themselves....

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    • Dark Saturday

    • A Novel
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    A decade ago 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she reluctantly agrees. But what she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become a tragic figure, old before her time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It was a lot of work to listen to

    • By Kimberly on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 7

    • Sunday Morning Coming Down

    • A Frieda Klein Novel, Book 7
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening

    • By Mary on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Sunday Silence

    • A Novel
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Listen to Sunday Silence, the new novel in the series that Louise Penny calls "fabulous, unsettling, and riveting" - and brace yourself for the breathtaking series finale in summer 2018. Lover of London, gifted psychologist, frequent police consultant - Frieda Klein is many things. And now she's a person of interest in a murder case. A body has been discovered in the most unlikely and horrifying of places: beneath the floorboards of Frieda's house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An appropriate end to a long week

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 8

    • The Day of the Dead

    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering. But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman. Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her....

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Day of the Dead

    • Freida Klein Series, Book 8
    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Beth Chalmers
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve - a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself. In the years since, Frieda has worked with - and sometimes against - the London police in solving their most baffling cases. But now she's in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis. And it's a showdown she might not survive.

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