Tuesday, April 09, 2013


Author:  Nicci French
Genre:  Thriller, Frieda Klein Series #2
Published:  2013
Personal Rating:  4.25/5 (very good +)
Format:  eBook
Yearly Count:  27

From NetGalley:

In Tuesday’s Gone, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client, Michelle Doyce, 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 Poole to embroil her in the investigation? And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?

 I really enjoyed this!  The set up for the mystery was a little peculiar, but that made the psychological portion of the thriller very intriguing.  My attention never wavered, and I was very curious as to how it was going to get solved.  I even liked the teeny tiny bit of romance and was actually hoping for more.  Go figure!  :)

I didn't care for one clue in particular.  It didn't fit the character, so it didn't make sense.  And, again, like in Blue Monday, I didn't care for the abrupt change in scenes.  That may be an eGalley formatting issue, I don't know, but it annoyed me.  There were also a lot of characters to remember, but they were manageable.  Other than those minor issues, it was a very interesting mystery.

 I strongly suggest reading Blue Monday first.  There are major references to it throughout this book.

My thanks go to Penguin Group and NetGalley for sending me this eGalley.


  1. I read this one first and really liked it. Then read Blue Monday, which does set up the situation.

    Two things about Net Galley that provide a slight frustration: 1) the formatting can certainly be a problem, some books worse than others, and 2) getting the 2nd book in a series before you've read the first!

    :) Shouldn't complain, though; I've gotten some great 1st in the series books, too. But then have to wait for the next one.

    1. Jenclair ~ I'm so glad that you were able to follow along with this one without reading the first. While I was reading it, I didn't know if enough info was given.

      I'm truly grateful for NetGalley, but yes, there are some flaws we have to put up with if we choose to read eGalleys.

  2. Yours is the second review I've read for this series and I'm anxious to give Nicci French a try!

    1. Les ~ I'd like to see their backlist. For some reason I thought they wrote romance, so was never interested.

  3. I have Blue Monday and seeing your high rating of book 2 makes me hopeful that I will enjoy this one!

    1. Staci ~ I enjoyed Blue Monday just as much. :) Hope you love it!

  4. I'm always looking for a good mystery and this is an author that I've been meaning to try! Thanks for the recommendation about Blue Monday...I will definitely add that one to my library list first!

    1. Samantha ~ It's hard to keep up with all the series, let alone try new authors! I hope you find Blue Monday enjoyable.


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