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The Day of the Dead

(Frieda Klein #8)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  5,375 ratings  ·  602 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 -
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.
Jill MacFadyen I read it as a stand alone book and enjoyed it. I knew nothing of the characters and didn't feel that it was a problem.
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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
The Day of the Dead by Nicci French is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication.

This is the last book in the Frieda Klein series, so I’ve been hoarding it, putting off what I was sure would be a sad goodbye. However, I have it on good authority that ‘Nicci French’ has a new book coming out soon, so I suppose it’s time to bid Freida and this awesome series farewell.

We’ve all been awaiting the final and ultimate showdown between Freida and her arch enemy Dean Reeve. The question is how many
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Frieda has withdrawn from her friends and gone underground as she attempts to draw out Dean Reeve who has been her constant nemesis throughout the series.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
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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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
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking forward to reading the final book in the Frieda Klein series by Nicci Gerrard and Sean French who write under the banner Nicci French. After enjoying the previous seven books in the series I was hoping that this instalment would bring it to a satisfying finale. Well I need't have been concerned. In Day of the Dead, the consultant psychologist Frieda Klein finds herself in a difficult situation when a criminology student writes a paper about her. Frieda has been in hiding from the s ...more
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.
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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
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Erin (from Long Island, NY)
My favorite book of my favorite series EVER!! I am so sad it's over! A genuine tension-filled, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller... But with the best characters. My eyes were actually filling up towards the end! (& it's really not that kind of book!🤣🤣) Just so good.. ❤️❤️ ...more
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Roman Clodia
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an extraordinary 'week' it has been for Frieda Klein - finally brought to an end in this episode. And I'm torn over this finale: on one hand, we have far too much of whiny, needy Lola and her coincidental meeting which draws her someplace dark; but on the other, I gulped this down in pretty much one session so the French grip is tight.

After the journey we have been on through these eight books, I'd have liked a more incisive encounter between Frieda and Dean Reeve, yet it's undoubtedly pow
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
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
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
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
Sharah McConville
I'm sad that Frieda Klein's story has come to an end! I've loved every book in the series.
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
Kaethe Douglas
The Day of the Dead - Nicci French   Read for the Darkest London square. 
Nicci French books are a counter to all those serial killer/women in peril books: there are women in peril, but the women are the protagonists, not some guy coming in to save them. More recent authors in the same vein would be Gillian Flynn and Carol Goodman. I love these sorts of books.
The Frieda Klein series is set primarily in London and one of the notable quirks  of Frieda is that she walks when she can't sleep, which
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.
Bruce Hatton
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
Julie Lacey
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the final book in the Frieda Klein series and it had a great ending.
The Police are now taking Frieda seriously about Dean Reeve but it’s too little, too late for Frieda.
Frieda is in hiding as she doesn’t want anyone close to her to be put in danger but soon someone stumbles into her life and Frieda is unsure what to do.
This is a gripping read and one I can’t say too much about as I don’t want to spoil it for you.
I’ve read other books by Nicci French and look forward to a new series o
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Of all the heroins I have seen in books I like Frieda Klein best. She's smart, independent, self confident and kind. She's not pretentious. She's every thing I wish I could be.
Also, I wish I could translate all the series, though I am sure I am too slow to finish them in this lifetime even if I start today.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been looking forward to this book since last summer when I realised there was an eighth book in this series rather than seven and it didn’t disappoint! I liked that this was a story in itself rather than just a tying up of loose ends. A great finale to a wonderful series!
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A rollercoaster of a book which kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. Sad that its the 8th and final book in the series, which has on the whole been a gripping set of books. Nothing will ever beat the ending of book 6!
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid finish to a brief series I enjoyed very much. I hope the author duo will come back with something new and as engaging.
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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

Other books in the series

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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