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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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Cop Out

I love this series and listened to them all in order. Great plots and narration. I realise the titles have been successively days of the week- this one being the last day of one week. If this IS the final one - which I hope it isn't - then the ending is a cop out and Nikki French have not done a good end. They've fudged it. Or maybe they couldn't agree???!!!! I hope this is NOT the last we'll hear of Frida Klein.

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Such a brilliant series

I wish these books were longer! but honestly that's the only qualm I have with them?! I have torn through them in a matter of days, and yet they weave such a rich and vibrant tapestry of stories, characters, sub plots, unexpected twists, chilling mysteries, terrifying stomach drops and heartwarming friendships, I've fallen head over heels for them.
I would say the most similar book series I've read is the Sally Lockhart series by Pullman, except that this is set in modern London. there are some similar themes and characters, but that's absolutely to it's credit as I wanted something similarly engaging and well written.
I love the cast of characters, even the awful sister in law. Joseph is probably my favourite character, but I feel a longing to be more like Frieda.
I don't know if I can wait for my next credit to buy the final book of the series!! it's been left on such a cliffhanger (as all have been so far!). I'm sure I'll be excited to read more Nicci French after this too. I'm so pleased I found these books and I wish they were more widely talked about!

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Utter waste of time

I cannot decide what was worse, the story or the performance. Had to stop after 2 hours, will never finish it, shall also never again buy any books by this author.

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Disappointing but easily listenable.

I have enjoyed nicci french books in the past. This one I think suffered two flaws not seen in others I have listened to. An overly far fetched plot and characters I could not really empathise or identify with. Could not fault the narration though.

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Another Great read

Loved it, Another excellent book, that race against time to save someone. Friedman's little group of close friends, I just love Joseph. But I need more, now we are at Sunday.... what next?

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Brilliant story, will miss Frieda and her friends

What a series, an unusual woman, and unusual series but what a set of characters, they kept me interested and engaged throughout the series. I shall miss them all.

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One of the best series I have Read!

Superb series and every story is gripping and the characters are all interesting. Brilliantly narrated and would make a great movie or tv series. I hope there is more coming thank you.

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Chloe....Chloe....Chloe....

How old is this girl? I’m sure she is 17 or 18 - not 14 years old. I wish someone really would see her off. The constant whining and moaning on and on... Still - she must have had a difficult time of it - the mother is half crazy too.

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Feel like I know these characters personally

Another great Freda Klein novel. These characters have become so familiar to me that I really care about what happens to them. I know we are heading towards the inevitable conclusion but what will it be??

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Gripping.

The whole series has been a page turner from beginning to end.

I’m sorry to have finished with the family Freida built around her.

I feel the end has been left in a place for her to return !!!??

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Couldn't stop listening

Thoroughly enjoyed l love all the books by Nicci French and the narrator is Superb