There is something very satisfying about settling down to read a book by Nikki French, the husband and wife, who write this series featuring Freida Klein. I really enjoyed Blue Monday: A Frieda Klein Novel (Frieda Klein 1) and Tuesday’s Gone (Frieda Klein 2) although like many other fans I began reading with the earlier books starting with the Memory Game written by this talented partnership of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French
Frieda Klein is a psychoanalyst who was employed to assist the police working closely with DCI Karlsson but her impulsive nature meant that she was dismissed in the second episode Tuesday’s Gone and is now recovering from a horrific attack both physically and mentally.
In Waiting for Wednesday there are a number of stories to keep the reader entertained; who murdered a lovely mother Ruth Lennox, journalist Jim Fearby who provided enough evidence to a man encarcerated in prison to have him released and Frieda following her instincts to find a missing girl and if this wasn’t enough there is evidence that the serial killer Dean Reeve is still stalking Frieda. Individually these are great plots well written and not too much suspension of belief required by the reader.
This series has a complex and dysfunctional range of characters to entertain and keep this reader interested. To get the most out of this book I would suggest reading the series in order. Now all I have to do is wait another year with anticipation for Thursday’s story.
Books by Nicci French
• Waiting for Wednesday (2013
• Tuesday’s Gone (2013)
• Blue Monday (2011)
• Complicit (2009), published in the United States as The Other Side of the Door (2010)
• What To Do When Someone Dies (2008)
• Speaking Ill of the Dead (2008), a short story
• Until It’s Over (2007)
• Losing You (2006)
• Catch Me When I Fall (2005)
• Secret Smile (2003)
• Land of the Living (2003)
• The People Who Went Away (2001), a short story
• The Red Room (2001)
• Beneath the Skin (2000)
• Killing Me Softly (1999)
• The Safe House (1998)
• The Memory Game (1997)