Thursday, April 04, 2013

Tuesday's Gone

by Nicci French

This is the 2nd in a series featuring Frieda Klein.  The first was Blue Monday which I haven't read yet but will be doing so soon.  Nicci French is the pseudonym of English husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.  They have written several stand-alone thrillers that I can't wait to read.

Here's the description of Tuesday's Gone from the authors' web page:

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.
I loved this book.  Starting with Michelle Doyce - why would she keep a naked, decomposing man sitting on her couch?  I had to have an answer to that.  How are  Frieda and Karlsson going to get the necessary clues from her deranged mind?  The dead man seems to be an enigma, too. 

I may have discovered a new author and series that are in my top 5 list, though I probably should read a couple more by this team of authors before I get too excited.  Let me just say, based on this book, they are heavy contenders.

***I received an ebook of Tuesday's Gone from NetGalley and the Penguin Group in exchange for my honest review.***


jenclair said...

I loved it. After reading it, I read Blue Monday, the first in the series. Tuesday's Gone was a Net Galley win for me, too!

Zibilee said...

I bought Blue Monday after hearing so much about it and reading rave reviews. This one sounds lie a must read as well, and like you, I am curious as to why someone would keep a dead man on her couch!! You did an excellent job with this review, and I am off to ind this one for myself!!

Thoughts of Joy said...

I'm literally in the middle of this now and really enjoying it. I'll come back to read your thoughts. :)

Les said...

Sold! I'm going to dive into this series ASAP. I'm on a mystery roll this year and thoroughly enjoying everything I've picked up. :)

Thoughts of Joy said...

I ended up really enjoying this one, too! It's an interesting (kind of odd) series.