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Friday on My Mind

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In Nicci's French's thrilling fifth book, London psychotherapist Frieda Klein herself becomes the prime suspect in a murder 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. Praise for the Frieda Klein Mystery series:

"Fierce, fascinating, and full of insight, Frieda Klein is irresistible." --Val McDermid, bestselling author of Splinter the Silence "Sophisticated, gripping, addictive. Crime novels that stand head and shoulders above the competition." --Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of Woman with a Secret

"Complex psychological suspense at its best." --Booklist (starred review)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 301 pages
  • 135 x 201 x 23mm | 204g
  • Penguin Books
  • English
  • 0143127225
  • 9780143127222
  • 1,741,526

About Nicci French

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the internationally bestselling writing partnership of suspense writers Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The duo has sold more than eight million copies of their books worldwide. Their novels include Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, and Thursday's Children. They are married and live in Suffolk and London, England.
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Praise for FRIDAY ON MY MIND:

"Crisp prose and an intriguing main character distinguish French's strong fifth mystery. . . A twisting series of events lead Klein to be face to face with the killer in a powerful ending." -Publishers Weekly Praise for THURSDAY'S CHILDREN: "You'll ache for Frieda as she tears open old wounds and cheer when she finally shows signs of healing from her lacerations."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"This visceral read tackles a sensitive subject with empathy, anger, and grace. A skillfully woven plot and deftly drawn characters complement the central mystery, which engages and satisfies while developing the series arc." --Publishers Weekly(starred review) --Booklist (starred review)

"Fierce, fascinating and full of insight, Frieda Klein is irresistible." --Val McDermid, bestselling author of Splinter the Silence Praise for WAITING FOR WEDNESDAY: "Waiting for Wednesday skillfully balances on a barely-there thread of a tightrope, straddling police procedural-psychological suspense territory while keeping its protagonist utterly human, flaws and all."--The Boston Globe "There's enough backstory for this third Frieda Klein mystery to stand alone, but the greatest pleasure is in following the series from the beginning to see the evolution of Klein, a detective of the mind, who endures a rough patch here but makes it through the darkness. Another compelling entry in this complex, suspenseful series."--Booklist (Starred review) "Demanding the reader's full attention, this richly detailed and intricate thriller weaves the story of Frieda's life, past and present, into a compelling and suspenseful story. Fans of Elizabeth George will appreciate French's attention to subtlety and detail."--Library Journal (Starred review) "As a protagonist, Frieda Klein breaks all the rules.... Grounding Klein's complicated character is the authors' sublime prose. The Thames is so real we can smell its stink; the dark city streets so vividly evoked we can see steam rising off the pavement after a rain. This is top-notch writing, sensual, deep, and wise."--Mystery Scene "Not only is the plot of this story intricately woven by this husband and wife team of writers, but the ending is one that will leave you gasping for breath!"--Suspense Magazine "Another fabulous installment... Husband and wife Nicci Gerard and Sean French excel at creating rich and complicated characters... Plus the series just keeps getting better and better!"--No More Grumpy Bookseller Praise for TUESDAY'S GONE: "A fiercely intelligent, multilayered thriller." --Kirkus "Seamlessly mixes a foreboding tone and deliberate pacing with deft plot twists that should leave readers pleasantly chilled to the bone." --Publishers Weekly "Starts as a grim psychological thriller in the vein of Dennis Lehane's darker novels and turns into a fascinating puzzle in which character analysis holds sway. Highly recommended for fans of psychological suspense who enjoy a complex protagonist." --Library Journal (starred review) "The plotting is fast-paced with surprises galore, and characters literally come to life on the pages. . . . When readers are through, they will find themselves waiting impatiently for Wednesday to arrive!"
--Suspense Magazine Praise for BLUE MONDAY "Fast-paced and spooky...it leaves readers with the promise of intriguing tales to come." --People (starred review) "A neat puzzle with a satisfying resolution and a terrific twist at the end." --The New York Times Book Review "A superb psychological thriller . . . With its brooding atmosphere, sustained suspense, last-minute plot twist, and memorable cast of characters, this series debut will leave readers eager to discover what color Tuesday will be." --Publishers Weekly, (starred review) "Complex and flawed, Frieda Klein is a refreshingly human protagonist, an intriguing debut for a truly unique character." --Tami Hoag, bestselling author of Down the Darkest Road "A searing psychological thriller in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson and Laura Lippman, Blue Monday is powerful and gripping--a page-turner with heart and soul. Psychotherapist Frieda Klein is an enormously appealing new series hero." --Joseph Finder, bestselling author of Buried Secrets "Nicci French creates a haunting and complex psychological puzzle about memory and heredity, with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end. This gripping thriller certainly bodes well for the future of the series and I look forward to reading more about unlikely heroine Frieda Klein." --Camilla Lackberg, bestselling author of The Ice Princess "A fabulous, unsettling, and riveting look at motives and memory and relationships. And what drives people to do the unthinkable." --Louise Penny, bestselling author of A Trick of the Light
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3,893 ratings
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4 44% (1,710)
3 23% (903)
2 5% (187)
1 1% (40)
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