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Today I’m spotlighting a book from next week’s stack: the exciting sequel to Blue Mondays! Tuesday’s Gone, by Nicci French, is another grisly thriller featuring the psychotherapist Frieda Klein.
Beginning: Maggie Brennan half walked, half ran along Deptford Church Street. She was talking on the phone and reading a file and looking for the address in the A-Z. It was the second day of the week and she was already two days behind schedule.
P. 56: ‘I made him tea,’ said Michelle. ‘He needed tidying up. He was messy.’ She paused. ‘Where is he? Where’s he gone?’
Nicci French, the bestselling author of “What to do When Someone Dies and “Losing You”, returns with the second book in the gripping new series that began with Top Ten Bestseller “Blue Monday”. Fans of Peter James’ “Roy Grace” series and Peter Robinson’s “DCI Banks” series will love central character psychotherapist Frieda Klein, who is consulted on a grisly and seemingly unsolvable crime. For Frieda Klein the days get longer, the cases darker…Psychotherapist Frieda Klein 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. Painstakingly, Frieda uncovers a possible identity for the corpse: Robert Poole, a jack of all trades and master conman. But the deeper Frieda and Karlsson dig into Poole’s past, the more of his victims they encounter – and the more motives they find for murder. Meanwhile, violent ghosts from Frieda’s own past are returning to threaten her. Unable to discover quite who is telling the truth and who is lying, they know they are getting closer to a killer. But whoever murdered Poole is determined to stay free – and anyone that gets too close will meet the same fate. A gritty heroine, a gruesome crime and a terrifying hunt for a psychotic killer, “Tuesday’s Gone” is not to be missed by fans of psychological thrillers. “Nicci French knows just how to play on our worst fears”. (“Daily Mail”). Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written twelve other bestselling novels including “Beneath the Skin” and “Blue Monday”, the first thrilling installment in the Frieda Klein series.
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