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Tuesday's Gone (Frieda Klein #2)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  2,800 ratings  ·  358 reviews
Sometimes the mind is a dangerous place to hide.

The rotting, naked corpse of a man is found amidst swarms of flies in the living room of a confused woman. Who is he? Why is Michelle Doyce trying to serve him afternoon tea? And how did the dead body find its way into her flat?

DCI Karlsson needs an expert to delve inside Michelle's mind for answers and turns to former collea
Paperback, Australian Edition, 456 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Penguin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nicki Markus
I actually enjoyed this book a great deal more than Blue Monday, the first in the series. I think that was because the storyline in this one appealed to me more and also the main characters were established and you knew what to expect and how they'd act. There was also more development of Frieda's character in this book and I liked that additional information on her background as it made her actions and feeling make more sense.

I thought the pacing of this book was excellent and there was never a
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Περίμενα με μεγάλη ανυπομονησία το νέο βιβλίο της Nicci French, ένα καλλιτεχνικό ψευδώνυμο πίσω από το οποίο βρίσκεται το συγγραφικό, και όχι μόνο, ζεύγος, Nicci Gerrard και Sean French, και είμαι βεβαία πως όσοι έχετε διαβάσει το "Blue Monday", συμμερίζεστε το πάθος μου για την πένα τους/της. Και αυτό γιατί, τόσο το "Blue Monday", όσο και το νέο βιβλίο των περιπετειών της ψυχοθεραπεύτριας Φρίντα Κλάιν με τίτλο, "Tuesday's Gone", δεν είναι ένα ακόμα απλό, κοινότυπο αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα αλλά, κ ...more
I’ve long been a big fan of the Nicci French writing partnership – they were writing psychological thrillers long before their current popularity, good stories well told with strong female lead characters (my particular favourites are Killing Me Softly, Beneath the Skin and the wonderful Secret Smile). But I was disappointed in the last two or three before this series started. Psychotherapist Dr Frieda Klein has given them a new and original angle, and this series is shaping up really nicely – I ...more
Helen Laycock
For some time I have been reading mediocre thrillers which are rather like watery soup, so it was a refreshing change to get my teeth again into something produced by the Nicci French duo. Not a word is wasted.

If any writer wants to know how to create an opening chapter, then look no further. There is no choice. You HAVE to read on. I flew through this book. Over and over, I promised myself 'just one more chapter', but one glance at the next, and I was off again.

I had read Blue Monday - a long t
Nicci French is my speed.

Not that I'm addicted by any means (as I surely would be if I tried the pharmaceutical).

It kept me awake. Honestly, if you knew how few things do that, you'd understand why that impresses me.

I read this in a day. Why a book like this has to be 450 pages long is beyond me, but they zip along, the complaint is by the by.

I haven't read the first of this series and I don't think I will read any more either. But I object to this business of suckering in the reader with story
Events in this volume follow pretty much immediately after those of Blue Monday. There's a brief recap to refresh your memory if you're reading them a year apart as they were published, and again in the next one, but I'd strongly recommend gobbling them all up back-to-back.

Freida Klein is a complicated character. She's amazingly private, but not cold, and other people appreciate her kindness, sensitivity, and good advice. In her orbit there's a sister-in-law and teenaged niece, her mentor, the c
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Tuesday's Gone picks up around a year after the events of Blue Monday, which introduced psychiatrist Dr Frieda Klein who reluctantly became involved in a police investigation involving one of her clients and an abducted boy. In the midst of a cold London winter, DCI Karlsson asks Frieda to speak with a disturbed woman found caring for a naked, rotting corpse in her flat, unable to provide a coherent statement. Deciphering Michelle Doyce's rambling leads Freida and Karlsson's team to identify the ...more
This book exemplifies both everything I love and everything I hate about the writing of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. They're brilliant at suspense - lots of surprising twisty twists that grip you from the start and keep you turning the pages. What they're less good at is construction and methodical cluing - the villains in this case were both blatantly obvious from the weirdness of their behaviour from the moment they appeared onpage and unsatisfyingly underwritten and undermotivated. It's alm ...more
Bree T
It’s been over a year since Frieda Klein worked the police case with DCI Malcolm Karlsson. In that time she’s gone back to her normal life, being a therapist to her patients, keeping up with her niece Chloe and trying resolutely not to think of Sandy, the lover who went to America. Then all of a sudden, Karlsson shows up, asking for her help again.

A routine visit from Social Services led to an utterly grim discovery. A woman who had been released from psychiatric care without any real diagnosis
Augen zu und durch

Oft sieht sich Frieda Klein genötigt, genau nach diesem Motto zu handeln. Und auch ihre zweite Zusammenarbeit mit der Polizei verlangt ihr einiges ab.
Eine Sozialarbeiterin soll nachschauen wie es einer vor kurzem aus dem Krankenhaus entlassenen Patientin geht. Entsetzt stellt sie fest, dass die Kranke mit einem Toten zusammenlebt, den sie schon seit etlichen Tagen bei sich haben muss. Inspector Karlsson bittet Frieda inoffiziell um Hilfe, da er und seine Kollegen keinen Zugang
I really enjoyed this. I liked the first novel in this series and this one definitely continued on that track. Freida is definitely a super interesting character. She's very complicated and has a history we're only starting to get a glimpse into now.

I feel like we'll see lots more of of her past family life in the future.Her brother for instance seems to be a very strange character. He's not a horrible man but he sure doesn't seem exactly nice either.

The plot line this time around was quite inte
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Ordinarily, I'm not much for mystery novels, and I read them only infrequently, since otherwise I get really bored with the predictable plotting, though it's not like romance stories are any less predictable and I still read those by the dozens. It may not make much logical sense, but this is how I feel. Anyway, I accepted a review request for the first book in this series, Blue Monday, sort of on a whim, and was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it. Tuesday's Gone steps up the tension of the ...more
This is my first Nicci French novel, and I will definitely read more!

When a department of health woman visits Michelle Doyce for the first time in quite a long time, she didn’t expect to find a naked corpse sitting up on her sofa, being served a cup of tea, surrounded by swarms of flies. The body also had no identification whatsoever, plus a missing finger, which had only recently been removed. Michelle, in her extremely confused state, was looking after him, and could offer no other explanation
Mike Gabor
The second book in the Freida Klien series. The story opens with a social worker visiting the flat of one of her mentally ill patients, Michelle Doyce. All appears well at first but then when Michelle mentions she is entertaining someone and the social worker looks in on the guest the mystery begins. It seems as though Michelle has been serving tea and buns to a dead man for the last few days. He's sitting propped up on the couch, completely naked and his middle finger is missing. With Michelle ...more
Maggie is a social worker. She has one last stop to make for the day. She is stopping to check on Michelle Doyce. Michelle answers the door and asks Maggie if she wants to meet someone. Maggie finds this a little odd as Michelle lives alone. When Maggie sees the visitor, she knows instantly that something is wrong. The man is dead. He has been for a while as the flies are buzzing around him and he has started bloating from decomposition.

When police Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson arrives and
When a social worker goes on a routine home visit to check on a client, she receives a massive shock. The client, Michelle Doyle, offers her tea and shows her to the sitting room where the social worker discovers the body of a man, obviously dead for a while. Michelle seems to think nothing is wrong.

Put into a hospital, the police are baffled about Michelle. The man was murdered. Did Michelle do that, or was this body just another symptom of the obvious hoarding disorder Michelle's home gives e
Lisa B.
I really like the main character Frieda Klein. She has a dogged determination. She sees clues that others miss and has an interesting way to connect the dots. She wouldn’t give up even when everyone else thought the original case was an open and closed deal. She has a kind, troubled heart and cares a great deal for the people in her life.

I did not read the first book of this series and don’t feel that this kept me from enjoying book two. Although I like this one so much that I probably will read
I have to admit, Tuesday's gone was a bit difficult to rate.

The thing is, this whole series has a huge strong point - the central figure, Frieda Klein. Frieda is a truly interesting character, which in itself is a great advantage in a crime novel. The authors are quite skilled in characterization and they capitalized on that in this novel. Since they had Blue Monday to set up the scene and the character cast, they could build up on that in Tuesday's gone. That job is well done, because Frieda i
Cleo Bannister
I was impressed with the first book in this series by Nicci French Blue Monday and this one is a great follow up.

The book opens with the discovery of a naked man covered in a swarm of flies holding a cream bun, a cup of tea at his feet. Why is he in Michelle Doyce's flat? Who is he? And who killed him? Such a gripping start! The book has plenty of great characters and twists and turns along the way as DCI Karlsson does his best to find out who the man is and who wanted him dead but as Michelle D
I don’t think is a stand-alone book in this series. Its hard for me to say for sure, because I’ve read the one before this, but I think if I hadn’t, this one would be a little confusing. One of the characters from the case in the first book (Blue Monday) is repeatedly brought up, so that the previous case is as much a part of this book as the new one that this book begins with.
Frieda, the therapist who is the main character connecting this series, is helping the police in this one, more than us
Une atmosphère lugubre, une intrigue tortueuse, des crimes ordinaires Rien dans le genre qui rendrait la lecture indispensable si ce n'est que c'est prenant, bien écrit et que même en lecteur assidu de policier ou de thriller, malgré les indices disséminés, le dénouement est bien emmené jusqu'au final

De plus, Londres est une terre de tous les scenarii possibles et offre un "paysage" idéal.

Ce récit mériterait presque un 4 étoiles si les protagonistes avaient été plus "remarquables" ou peut être u
Πάνος Τουρλής
Το 2ο βιβλίο της σειράς με την ψυχοθεραπεύτρια Φρίντα Κλάιν. Δυστυχώς από τις πρώτες σελίδες καταλαβαίνεις ότι πρέπει να είχες διαβάσει το 1ο βιβλίο της σειράς αλλά είναι αργά: η υπόθεση του βιβλίου έχει σκάσει στα μούτρα από τις πρώτες σελίδες, πεζά και ωμά, οπότε χάθηκε και η μαγεία της ατμόσφαιρας. Επομένως ΜΗ διαβάσετε το Tuesday's gone αν δεν έχετε διαβάσει το Blue Monday. Σε γενικές γραμμές το 2ο βιβλίο της σειράς προσφέρει ό,τι και το πρώτο: αγωνία, σασπένς, μια αντιπαθητικιά πρωταγωνίστρ ...more
Frieda Klein is an interesting character -- hard to get to know but nevertheless someone I'd like to -- as are most of the others in the book. I haven't read the first in the series (Blue Monday) but my curiosity has been piqued.

Another thing to note -- Frieda walks a LOT, and knows odd tidbits of London history. I really enjoyed hearing this sort of information, and it's one of the reasons I like her and why I liked the book.
Ich bin total angetan. Der 2.Psychothriller rund um die Psychotherapeutin Frieda Klein ist wirklich Extraklasse und mE nach sogar noch besser als der 1. Teil. Die Geschichte um eine nackten toten Mann, der sich als Hochstapler erweist und all die Geschichten um diese Hochstapeleien herum ist wirklich hochspannend erzählt und hat sehr interessante Wendungen. Ich freue mich schon auf den 3. Teil (Winter 2013).
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Puno sam očekivala...Ideja drugog nastavka Fride Klein čini mi se nekako zbrkana i usiljena.
Početak je obećavajući. Truplo nepoznatog muškarca,koje stoji nekoliko dana,pronađeno u stanu umno bolesne žene koja ne shvaća da je mrtav.Ispočetka sve ukazuje na njenu krivicu,sve dok se ne pojavljuje famozna doktorica Klein i počne čeprkati,tražiti nelogičnosti...
Pojavljuju se neki likovi iz prvog romana,Dean Reeve-blizanac ,ubojica svog brata...Ovdje nije potpuno jasno što su pisci htjeli s tim likom.
Frieda, the psychotherapist who works with the police to solve the murder(s) at the heart of this book, is a very interesting protagonist whose mysterious personality, empathy, intent listening skills, and dysfunctional family history allow for a nice change of pace in the "unconventional partners" genre of detective fiction. This is the second book in the series, and, normally, liking this " new to me" author would lead me to go back and snatch up the first book. However, be warned that if you ...more
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3.5 stars

I'm really enjoying the way the writing team Nicci French are developing this character/series. We see how Frieda develops both personally & professionally; we see how the people in her life move in & out if her life, forwards & backwards in their own; and we have an arch villain who has travelled through 2 installments of the series so far.

There is so much to like about this story: the breadth of characters; the uniqueness of the crime; the things we can never fully know.

Katherine Clark
41/2 stars--such a wonderful book and series. This has now become one of my favorite series and I can and will highly recommend it. Freida, our pschoanalyst protag is right up there with Isabel Dalhousie as someone I would love to be and already kind of am. I love how Freida thinks and worries and lives. She is extremely responsible. She is heroic and goes beyond what is required, but she also makes mistakes and has regrets. I can't say enough good things--the mystery plots are interesting--I di ...more
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Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire. After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield. In that same year she married journalist Colin Hughes.

In the early eighties she taught English Literature
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Frieda Klein (4 books)
  • Blue Monday (Frieda Klein, #1)
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