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The Day of the Dead

(Frieda Klein #8)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  3,277 ratings  ·  419 reviews
Now the final book in this extraordinary series is here. And it's an ending you'll never forget.

A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve -- a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself.

In the years since, Frieda has worked with -- and sometimes against -
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 24th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published April 16th 2018)
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Sue No, definitely not. This book is the climax of the series and there are 7 books before this that you need to read first.
Moirad because her whereabouts were supposed to be secret, and they were the only ones apart from herself and Lola who knew them.
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Maureen
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the eighth, and much anticipated final book in the Frieda Klein series.

It begins with a car running out of control down a north London high street. The man at the wheel is found to be dead - but sensationally, he’s actually been dead for a week!

On Hampstead Heath, a seemingly unremarkable bonfire is found to contain the body of another victim - and as we are about to discover, both these deaths are the work of a serial killer who has a message for psychologist Frieda Klein, and the messa
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Phrynne
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that is how you complete a series of eight books - with style and cunning and an unexpected turn of events right at the very end. No disappointment in the finale at all! In fact it is probably one of the best books in the series.

Frieda has withdrawn from her friends and gone underground as she attempts to draw out Dean Reeve who has been her constant nemesis throughout the series. It appears she is ready to sacrifice herself in order to end his trail of murders. There are many complications
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Malia
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I was nervous about this book, the last in the series, because I wasn't sure I wanted it to end, or was wary how it would end. I won't summarize the plot, because it is difficult without revealing anything that would spoil the story, and I want other readers to experience the same rapt tension I did. A gripping thriller and a satisfying ending to a series I have enjoyed. I'm already looking forward to see what Nicci French comes up with next!


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Heidi
After faithfully following the Frieda Klein series for years and becoming rather fond of this cool and composed fictional psychotherapist who has left a trail of bodies behind her over the course of the previous seven books, The Day of the Dead was one of my most anticipated new releases this year. Now that I have read it, I feel that certain sense of sadness that comes with farewelling a good friend.

Lovers of the series will know that all previous books are overshadowed by a cat-and-mouse game
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Anna
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Το grand finale για την αγαπημένη ηρωίδα... 5* τιμής ένεκεν!!

έτσι λοιπόν, 8 βιβλία και κάμποσα χρόνια μετά (ανάλογα με το πότε ανακάλυψε ο καθένας το βιβλίο), φτάνουμε στο τέλος, όπου έρχεται η τελική αναμέτρηση με τον Ντιν Ριβ. Αρκετό Λονδίνο και πάλι, η πανέξυπνη Φρίντα είναι στο επίκεντρο, στο φινάλε υπονοείται κάτι που περιμέναμε εδώ και 2-3 βιβλία, οπότε όλα καλά!

Τώρα, αν με ενθουσίασε? Θα πω ψέμματα αν απαντήσω θετικά, νομίζω ότι περίμενα περισσότερα: οι ανατροπές δεν μου φάνηκαν τόσο συγκ
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Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
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Day of the Dead is the eighth and final book in the Freida Klein series. Though I've seen these books everywhere, I must confess that this is the first one I've read. Though it worked well as a stand-alone, I found myself hungry for more details about the beginning of Frieda's journey with Dean Reeve. It's a bit of a Catch-22: Do I go back to the beginning of the series even though I know how it will all pl
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Hans
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this is a rather disappointing finale to a very good series. It seemed too farfetched and too coincidental. Frida Klein wasn't acting like herself. Neither was Dean Reeve. All in all a very unsatisfactory ending.
Chris Mara
Not interesting enough for me to be rated beyond three stars.

I’m familiar with Dr. Freida Klein, and her odd, clipped, but efficient personality. Her obsessive way of walking around outdoors is to be able to think deeply and blow off steam. Someone please, give this woman a pedometer and a new pair of walking shoes!

The serial killer, Dean Reeves, who is after Freida, lives on in this story. He is good at avoiding being caught for all this time, after many deceased victims. He kills people, and
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Ethan
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Earlier this year, I read Sunday Silence by Nicci French as part of a TLC Book Tour. Although I was jumping into the series with the penultimate book, I thoroughly enjoyed the read and was looking forward to seeing how the series ended. The promise of a showdown between heroine Frieda Klein and notorious serial killer Dean Reeve was almost too much to pass up. When I was offered to review the final novel and kick of TLC's latest tour, I jumped at the opportunity.

Lola is in a panic. Her dissertat
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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

Frieda Kline is missing because she wants to be missing, and now Lola who is writing her dissertation has gone out of touch.

Lola is writing a dissertation for her criminology class and wanted to write about Frieda and her involvement in police cases and her connection to Dean Reeve.

Lola’s mentor suggested walking in Frieda’s shoes to get an idea about her. Lola did just that, but it didn’t turn out too well. Lola mistakenly and unknowingly came across Dean Reeve, a serial killer who kills anyon
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Chrissa Vasileiou
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Η άποψή μου για το βιβλίο στο site "Book City" και τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο: Η όγδοη μέρα
Marjolein
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S OVER! It was one hell of a ride and I'm definitely going to miss my yearly Frieda Klein fix. For the last eight years there has always been a new Frieda book in March/April, but this was the final installment. It's over, I know it is, everything came to a close in the last 60 pages or so. It was great, just the way it had to end and so typically Frieda. But at the same time I can't help but wish for more. I need at least 10 more chapters about how things'll go from now on. T ...more
Martine Kortekaas
Ik zal geen samenvatting geven, want die kun je hier al genoeg vinden.

Om met de deur in huis te vallen: ik ben niet onder in de indruk van het laatste deel.
Eerder genoot ik van de van alle frutsels ontdane schrijfstijl van Nicci French; met weinig woorden werd veel effect gesorteerd. Dat geeft je als lezer veel ruimte om zélf na te denken, in te vullen, te fantaseren. Verder, zo'n schrijfstijl paste ook goed bij de hoofdpersoon, zijzelf is ook een vrouw van weinig woorden met groots effect in h
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Ilse
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nicci-french
Wauw ... wat een einde heeft dit schrijversduo aan deze reeks gegeven ... BAM, direct bij het begin van het boek zit je in het verhaal en het heeft me nooit meer los gelaten. Frieda Klein, ik ga je heel hard missen!!
Ben zeer benieuwd wat dit schrijversduo in de toekomst nog voor ons in petto heeft. Ik blijf SUPERfan!
Evangelia
Και κάπως έτσι φτάσαμε στην 8η μέρα, την πολυπόθητη 8η μέρα από πολλές απόψεις. Πώς αποχαιρετάς χαρακτήρες που αγαπάς τόσο πολύ; Πώς συνεχίζεις την αναγνωστική σου πορεία σε κόσμους που ξέρεις πως θα είναι παντελώς καινούριοι; Η ανάγνωση σειρών είναι όμορφη και ασφαλής συνάμα, γιατί διαβάζεις για χαρακτήρες οικείους πλέον σε σένα, είναι γνωστά μονοπάτια, κάνεις λίγο τα «στραβά μάτια» ακόμη κι αν κάτι σε ξενίζει, γιατί πολύ απλά είναι η Φρίντα -ή η Βιν ή ο Κέλσιερ- ή κάποιος που δεν μπορείς να το ...more
Kat
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I wish I could give a higher rating since it's the last book of the Frieda Klein series but exactly because of it I can't!
I wanted to see more of the characters I got to know and love from the first books like Karlsson, Chloe, Joseph etc but instead I got to read about Lola that I didn't get to like during my reading the book. I liked reading about Frieda since it was the last mystery with her and I got to like her a bit more in this instalment. I found the way her story concluded very fitting
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Michelle
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Frieda Klein series was written in collaboration by authors Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Day of the Dead is the eighth and final installment. I fell in love with the character of Frieda Klein when I read Blue Monday for the 2017 Pop Sugar Challenge (A Book with a day of the week in the title). I found it to be a quick and absorbing read so when I saw this title on Edelweiss I pleaded my case for a free copy. Although I have not read the entire series YET, I found that Day of the Dead could ...more
Ina
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik vond dit niet het spannendste boek in de reeks maar wel het boek waar Dean Reeve meer aan bod komt. Op bepaalde ogenblikken vond ik het wel wat langdradig maar je blijft doorlezen omdat je zo benieuwd bent hoe dit zal aflopen. Wat ik wel jammer vindt is dat we nooit een antwoord zullen krijgen waarom Dean Reeve zo geobsedeerd is door Frieda en waarom hij haar nooit eerder wat heeft aangedaan. In het ene boek red hij haar en toch wil hij haar en iedereen in haar omgeving iets aan doen. Talrijk ...more
Barbara
The protagonist Frieda Klein is missing for the first half of the book. Like Sherlock Holmes (and Moriarty), she has a nemesis, Dean Reeve, who is determined to kill her, and he has already murdered many in his determination to get to her. This plot device is one of my least favorite in a crime novel, which is my reason for 4 stars. When she enters the story, things become more interesting. I will confess by the last 100 pages, it was hard to put down. This may be the last Frieda Klein book. The ...more
Φίλιππος
Χμμμμμ, να το σκεφτώ...🤔🤔🤔
Εντάξει, το σκέφτηκα!!!
Παρόλο που στην πραγματική ζωή έχω μια τάση προς τις σάικο (sic!) και τις τραβάω σαν μαγνήτης (αυτό πρέπει να το κοιτάξω με ψυχολόγο!), στα βιβλία με εκνευρίζουν αφάνταστα! Και ναι, η Φρίντα είναι λίγο έως πολύ σάικο και κατάφερε να με εκνευρίσει για άλλη μια φορά με τους περιπάτους, τα ποτάμια της και τα γενικότερα κολλήματά της!
Χαίρομαι που αυτή η "σχέση" έφτασε επιτέλους στο τέλος της! Μια "σχέση" που ξεκίνησε με καλές προϋποθέσεις, είχε τα πά
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Luanne Ollivier
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nicci French is the author of the Freida Klein series. Freida is an enigmatic psychologist who has drawn the interest of a serial killer named Dean Reeve. French has written seven previous books with this pair, each with a puzzling crime. The tension and danger has built over the course of those seven books, with an endgame drawing near. That last book is here - Day of the Dead. (To fully appreciate and enjoy this series, start with the first book - Blue Monday.)

Day of the Dead starts off withou
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Stefano P
The problem about the Frieda Klein series is that the characters are never very believable (including Frieda). Their actions and reactions are never fully understandable in the rational world we live in. I tend to 'suspend my disbelief' when it comes to thrillers, but this series really stretched my patience.
This last instalment was definitely not the worst of the lot, but equally nowhere near the best.
The 'grand finale' was simply underwhelming and the whole book felt perfunctionary. The newl
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Emmanuelle
Έπειτα από 8 βιβλία της ίδιας σειράς, τα δυο τελευταία έχουν διαφορετική δομή η οποία είναι σίγουρα πιο συναρπαστική και δείχνει να προκαλεί μεγαλύτερο ενδιαφέρον, ίσως επειδή υπάρχει το ανατρεπτικό στοιχείο ή ίσως επειδή έχει κουράσει η προηγούμενη γνωστή δομή.

Ανάμεικτα τα συναισθήματα ολοκληρώνοντας αυτή τη σειρά, σίγουρα το τέλος δεν είναι τόσο έντονο όσο το περίμενα, δεδομένου ότι η κλιμάκωση της αγωνίας από βιβλίο σε βιβλίο είχε δημιουργήσει την ιδέα κάποιου μεγαλεπήβολου φινάλε.

Η Φρίντα,
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Jay -hooked on books
The 8th and final book in the Frieda Klein series. It is as compelling, intriguing and thrilling as the previous books. I am really going to miss these characters. Frieda's comfort with solitude was a uniquely beautiful trait.
Sylvie Hofmans
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wat heb ik toch weer genoten van de nieuwe Nicci French. Heel spijtig dat het de laatste Frieda Klein is, maar ik vond hem zeker één van de beste van de reeks. Al is het verhaal spannend, is het vooral het psychologische aspect dat hier weer een belangrijke rol speelt en dat is wat ik zo leuk vind aan Nicci French. Je voelt bij wijze van spreken Dean constant in de buurt terwijl je het boek leest. Ben benieuwd wat het volgende project zal zijn maar ik blijf dus absoluut fan
Dirk Wolf
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heel.spannende laatste boek in de Klien reeks. Sublieme opbouwwaar alle oude bekenden de revue passeren . De spanning wordt opgebouwd en het verhaal wordt,gespijzigd met,verschillende doden. De spannende finale wordt gevolgd door een afkoeling . Zodat je terug kunt. Leven
J_jantine
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Het laatste deel vond ik het allermooiste. Zat op 't puntje van mijn stoel
Barbara
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Normaal hou ik niet van thrillers, maar deze...
Bruce Hatton
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-crime
In a way it was sad to read this book, knowing it was the last in this highly intriguing, haunting and original series.
When dead bodies start turning up close to the sources of London’s hidden rivers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein knows it is the work of her arch-nemesis Dean Reeve. The hidden rivers (all tributaries of the Thames) are a favourite obsession of Frieda’s and feature frequently in the preceding novels. She sees this as a sign from Reeve that the endgame is near and tries to keep a l
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Nicole
The Day of the Dead

The 8th and last book of the Frieda Klein serie!

The Notorious Dean Reeve is getting closer and closer. Frieda is hiding from him - she's away from her loved ones. To pretent they get hurt or worse: killed by Dean Reeve. She is all on her own, trying not to get caught. How will this end? You must read the book!

The first 60y-ish pages were slow but around page 100 frieda is in it and her mysterious self again. I had the most trouble with the character 'Lola', she was anoying
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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)
  • Blue Monday (Frieda Klein, #1)
  • Tuesday's Gone (Frieda Klein, #2)
  • Waiting for Wednesday (Frieda Klein, #3)
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