Tuesday's Gone

Tuesday's Gone

Book - 2013
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Psychotherapist Frieda Klein takes on a case involving the murder of conman Robert Poole who was found in the flat of a mentally disturbed woman.
Publisher: New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, c2013
ISBN: 9780143124962
9780670025671
0670025674
Characteristics: 371 p. : map ; 24 cm

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lpreston214
Jun 01, 2015

The second installment in this, my new favorite, mystery series did not disappoint. When a naked man is found dead in the flat of a psychotic woman Frieda Klein is called in to aid the police in their investigation. Though seemingly stoic herself, Frieda gets emotionally invested in the people involved in the mystery. Pluses in this series so far are: So many interesting characters. A few lose ends from the previous book are tied up in this one. We are slowly coming to know Frieda better. Also a bang-up good story and tidbits of London history. Love this series. Hope the authors find a way to continue when they run out of days of the week.

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MarionAn
Mar 09, 2015

Unlike other readers, I don't get why this series gets such glowing reviews. I am not a murder mystery reader normally, but supposed that the genre was going to be incredibly slick and gripping with an amazingly believable cast of characters and situations. I am not getting this. What professional really has such a lot of time to get as deep in danger? And always there is this gossamer thin, ethereal, just-can't-grasp-it aspect that Frieda follows. Honestly, she needs therapy!

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Mothercat
Oct 18, 2014

Good thriller with an ending which leaves you hoping for more ...

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Pisinga
Sep 07, 2013

Half of the book is kind of a reminder of what happened in the first book of the series. Maybe it's to facilitate readers who did not read the first book in the series "Blue Monday", to understand where certain characters came from, and to justify some actions described in this book. A lot of descriptions of the history of London, primarily related to its streets. One feels a certain affection for this city, transmitted through the character of Frieda Klein. And the very description of London's weather, gloomy: snow, rain... it is like a background to the evil human behaviour. The impression is that the city is pushing people to commit crimes. Some dialogues I found unnecessary long. There is a description of a certain repulsive detail that is present during one of causes of death, was already used in the first book. It seems to me that there is little need for so many characters. While on the other hand, maybe they will play a significant role in next books in this series. The book is very cleverly and very knowledgeable written. The last pages seemed to me a little too sentimental. And the character from the first book, who is continuing to pursue Frieda Klein, is not needed, it had "to die " in the pages of the second book . But it seems that he's going to pursue for much longer not only EK, but the reader as well.

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confidential_me
Aug 13, 2013

This is the first book I've read by Nicci French.

The story was interesting and contained plenty of twists and turns for me.

I was a little annoyed by the use of one particular 'curse' word by characters who were having conversations with colleagues about work related subjects - it seemed unprofessional coming from characters who occupy positions where professionalism would be routinely expected.

Overall, an interesting book and well worth reading. I don't feel particularly motivated to go back and read the first book in the series, at least in part due to the level of detail from it that carried over into this one (which is the second book). I do look forward to reading the third book when it comes out.

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VeganSyd
Jun 01, 2013

I look for the Nicci French books, above all, and agree the writing is brilliant. Insight into human nature is startling at times -- how could they know so much about our secrets? They're not afraid to offer characters who are vegetarian, which doesn't occur in American Literature, good for them. Most of all the husband-wife writing team write for us, the readers, rather than for good reviews, and they respect our intelligence!

debwalker May 08, 2013

Engrossing series at the intersection of murder investigation and psychotherapy. Frieda Klein is fascinating character - complex, somewhat messed up, brilliant.

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Sep 08, 2013

“What makes a marriage work, not the big obvious things, like sex and children, but all those habits and routines and funny tics, the Little things that drive you mad but bring you close.”

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