A Frieda Klein Mystery
Nicci French’s first Frieda Klein mystery, Blue Monday, won rave reviews everywhere—from People magazine to the New York Times Book Review—and earned comparisons to bestsellers by Kate Atkinson and Laura Lippman. In Tuesday’s Gone, the solitary London psychotherapist returns in a brilliant thriller even more twisted than the last.
On a routine home visit, a London social worker discovers her psychotic client serving tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. Unable to make sense of the woman’s confused ramblings, Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson asks Frieda Klein for help uncovering the dead man’s identity. Frieda soon learns that he was a notorious con man—one Robert Poole. But Frieda can’t help feeling that Poole was killed to embroil her in the investigation, that her past isn’t done with her yet. And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?
Praise For Tuesday's Gone: A Frieda Klein Mystery…
"A fiercely intelligent, multilayered thriller."
"Seamlessly mixes a foreboding tone and deliberate pacing with deft plot twists that should leave readers pleasantly chilled to the bone."
"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!"
"If you are looking for wickedly inventive crime fiction, you need look no further than the writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French . . . Unless you are into tension, paranoia and burning the midnight oil to finish a book, don’t embark on reading Tuesday’s Gone after suppertime!"
"Tuesday’s Gone is one of those great, great books in the mystery genre wherein the more you know, the less you know—peel back one stratum and you cannot shovel fast enough to get into the next, which reveals anything but what you expected. French takes the novel on a number of unexpected twists and turns, not the least of which relates back to BLUE MONDAY, which, as it turns out, didn’t quite end on its last page."
Penguin Books, 9780143124962, 384pp.
Publication Date: March 25, 2014