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Tuesday's Gone

(Frieda Klein #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  11,783 ratings  ·  900 reviews
Blue Monday leaves readers with the promise of intriguing tales to come”  —People (four-star review)

Internationally bestselling authors Nicci Gerard and Sean French, writing as Nicci French, have sold more than eight million copies of their books worldwide. But nothing they’ve written written before has grabbed the attention of reviewers and readers like Blue
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 4th 2013 by Pamela Dorman Books (first published 2012)
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Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally devoured this! I happened upon this series last year when I was doing a reading challenge and needed a book with a day of the week in it! The main character is a psychotherapist, Frida, who inadvertently becomes embroiled in a missing persons and murder investigation. In this second outing, I was fascinated by Frida as a character. She is aloof, very private but also caring. We learn she is cut off from her family but now why. It is her astute observations that keep the case open and h ...more
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Margaret by: Linda, my mystery-loving friend

This novel by the husband-wife writing team Nicci French is the second in the seven-novel Frieda Klein mystery novel series. I had read the first, Blue Monday, a few months back and knew then I would eventually get back to reading the rest of the books. Klein is a psychiatrist, who works as a psychotherapist, in contemporary London. While she gets along well with all sorts of people, she is very much a loner, loving night walks and time alone in her tiny and cozy house. From time to time the
Erin (from Long Island, NY)
Solid 4.5. This is 1 of my favorite series! I really recommend it- but please start with the 1st one! (That’s only because there are continuing characters and references though..) The best part is that each book is in itself a complete story. Some series feel stretched out, like maybe the story is being forced. Not here! I really like Dr Frieda, and quite a few of her “friends” are also really interesting. So it’s the perfect combo- characters you know & love (or not,) & a genuine good mystery. ...more
The London Stone behind its Victorian grill. Cannon Street.

Description: In Tuesday’s Gone, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man’s identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda for help. She discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. But Frieda can’t shake the feeling that the past isn’t done with her yet. Did someone kill Pool
Kaethe Douglas
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
Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French is a 2012 Penguin Group publication.

“Monday’s like jumping into ice-cold water, but you get a shock of excitement. On Tuesday you’re still in the water but the shock has worn off and you’re just cold.”

This second book in the Frieda Klein series finds the psychologist involved in a disturbing case centered around a mentally ill woman who had been keeping a dead man in her residence. When it becomes clear the man was murdered, Frieda officially becomes a consultant
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
4.5 mystery stars ⭐️


“It didn’t feel like a criminal investigation at all: it was about people who were hopeless, who had slipped through the cracks.”
- Chris Munster

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“As a therapist, I believe in self-knowledge, in autonomy. What people discover about themselves during therapy may not lead to peace or to happiness. Indeed, it often doesn’t. But it can lead to the possibility of turning what is unbearable into what is bearable, of taking responsibility for yourself and
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
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the series and again we're treated to a slower paced psychological thriller featuring Freida Klein. I'm still not sure how I feel about main protagonist, Klein. She's a difficult character to like with her somewhat cold and offhand ways.

A male body is discovered in the flat of a woman with mental health issues and raises many, many questions as to how the man came to be there. DCI Karlsson together with his team are tasked with piecing together just who the victim was and the
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the story, and had a hard time putting it down each time I picked it up to read more. It was a somewhat convoluted tale, but that did not deter me. I am caught up. I want to know more about Frieda.

On to book three!
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Tuesday's Gone is a pretty good followup to Blue Monday, the first in the Frieda Klein series. It should be strongly noted, and I am strongly noting that you must read Blue Monday before this one. Book 1 is terrific.

This is a fine series so far by Nicci French, the pen name of a husband/wife writing team. One of the more remarkable things about these novels is how fluid the writing is. I can't imagine it would be easy to collaborate two writers and end up with a seamless narrative, maintaining a
May 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Deb Jones
This series of books featuring Frieda Klein, a psychologist who practices as an analyst, offers a combination of police procedural, psychological thriller, suspense, and crime novel. This is a character-driven series, providing insights into the minds of the main characters, victims and perpetrators alike.

Frieda Klein is a brilliant woman both in and out of the analyst's chair. Her emotional life is best described as being aloof, at least when it comes to talking about herself or letting people
I don’t particularly like Frieda yet. It may occur as the series goes on - I’ve only just started it. What I dislike is the overly-dramatic nuance to every single solitary detail that occurs. Overly-dramatic, overly-analyzed situations, and on one hand, Frieda is always correct about everything, but on the other hand she is blaming herself for things out of her control. Makes her character way too flat and banal to me .... the more I write this, the more I realize that i didn’t like it. I’l
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tuesday’s Gone is the second book in Nicci French’s Frieda Klein series. Although this one had me hooked and I powered through it, I’m going to be honest and say I did not enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed the first book. In fact, this is a rounded up three-point-five-star rating.

With Tuesday’s Gone, we had a story that left me curious about how all the pieces came together. There were plenty of elements introduced, and I had theories about most. Although I was right about most of them –
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first book in this series, loved this one (rounding to a 5), and am now onto the third one, though so far a little disappointed in number 3.

Still, I think this is a series I will follow all the way through. The protagonist, a London psychologist who consults for the police at times, and just sticks her nose in the way at other times, is a fairly unusual female protagonist.

I see in the reviews that some find her cold and un-relatable. I can see that. But frankly I'm a fan, and fin
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-fiction
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 bye.

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
Dec 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 2nd book in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife writers Nicci Gerard and Sean French.
In my opinion unlike a lot of other books from series this book must be read after "Blue Monday" to make any sense. I did enjoy the book but I didn't feel it lived up to the high standards of the first book. I will certainly continue to read not only other books in this series but other novels written by this pair.
Kelli Wilson
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another smooth and solid addition;) 3.5 stars. I will be continuing onto the next book when I get a chance.
Most addictive mystery series ever. I've gotten pulled in by many (Louise Penny, C.S. Harris) but none like this. The main character--psychoanalysis, Frieda Klein, is such a great character and this story involving the murder of a con man is so well told. There is also some continuation of the previous Monday book so it is necessary to start the series in order to get a full understanding of the events in this book. Loved this so much and am so glad that the full series is published so I can jus ...more
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
I did not like this one as much as the first book. I found it too slow, which meant that the murder mystery did not fascinate me as much. When the plot finally unravelled I was not surprised or shocked or thought “well this is unexpected”. My main thought was “oh okay”. But. I’m still giving it four stars, mainly because of the last two chapters, which had little to do with the plot of this book and everything to do with that of the first book. I feel that that is important for the rest of the s ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frieda is back helping the police when a man is found dead in an eccentric woman's apartment. The police want to wrap the case up quickly and determine that she was the one who killed him, but Freida disagrees. This was even better then the first book and I all I wanted to do was curl upend read this. I am eagerly looking forward to getting the next one from the library and immediately starting it. ...more
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
Apr 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the detective/psychological thriller series featuring psychotherapist Dr. Frieda Klein, who is the occasional collaborator of London Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Karlsson. There is no romantic involvement between the two, although not for want of enthusiasm among readers for the match-up.

When the story opens, a social worker discovers a mentally ill woman tending to a decaying corpse. The ill woman doesn’t seem to get that the man is dead, and so she isn’t the bes
Helen Laycock
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
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
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

But there is o
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The mystery had enough intricacy and twist and turns to hold my interest and this is definitely an improvement on the first book in the series. Frieda, The psychologist and occasional police consultant who serves as the protagonist for the series gets a bit more character depth in this entry, more of an internal life and a broader glimpse of her family dynamics are offered. The mystery begins with a woman serving tea to a decomposing corpse and proceeds through various pathologies. I won’t go to ...more
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Note: (Nicci Gerrard and Sean French also write separately.)

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 (8 books)
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