LOUISE PENNY says the Frieda Klein novels are "fabulous."
JOSEPH FINDER says they're "in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson."
And TAMI HOAG calls them "truly unique."
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 the London police in solving their most baffling cases. But now she's in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis. And it's a showdown she might not survive.
This gripping cat-and-mouse thriller pits one of the most fascinating characters in contemporary fiction against an enemy like none other. Smart, sophisticated, and spellbinding, it's a novel to leave you breathless.
About the Author
Nicci French is the pseudonym of English wife-and-husband team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Their acclaimed novels of psychological suspense have sold more than 8 million copies around the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An amazing end to the series and worth every minute.
All books from these authors are outstanding
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 without Freida and I wondered how she would be introduced into the storyline. (Faithful readers of this series will remember how the last book ended...) And when Dean Reeve would make an appearance. I have always enjoyed Freida as a lead character - her quiet way of speaking and listening, considering everything, yet giving nothing away. The fierce, loyal group of friends she has built are just as enjoyable. I'm drawn to recent addition Josef and his son Alexie. The crimes and the solving of are always well done. The lost rivers of London, England have played a part in previous books and are part of this book as well. I took a break from reading to search for more about this piece of history. The path to the final pages is populated with lots of questions, narrow escapes, culminating in a finale that has been building over the course of many years. The outcome? Sorry, you're going to have to read the book for that answer! And the title? "She knew it would be over soon. She knew it was the endgame at last, the day of the dead."
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 dissertation is due soon, and she hasn't even begun to come up with a topic for it. She isn't the most academically motivated student, but she never imagined she would be at this point. Desperately, she seeks the guidance of her professor. The professor has seen this type of unengaged student before. He offers the half-hearted suggestion that Lola find someone to shadow who works in her field of interest. He suggests the budding criminologist find infamous psychologist Frieda Klein. There's only one problem. No one knows where Frieda Klein is. This moment has been a long time coming. What started as a perfectly normal consulting relationship between a psychologist and the police has turned into something horrible. Dr. Frieda Klein has watched as her world has been turned upside down. Her life has become intertwined with the obsessive delusions of murderer Dean Reeve. He's latched onto her for some reason, leaving a path of bodies and heartache in his wake. Now Frieda has cut herself off from the rest of the world. She's moved from her home, changed her appearance, and broken communication with her friends and family. Now she waits. Dean Reeve is out there, and she's the only one who can stop him. In The Day of the Dead, the authorial duo Nicci French bring their long-running series to a satisfying conclusion. Eight novels in, they have built an extremely engaging cast of characters and an ever-intriguing cat and mouse scenario between Klein and Reeve. As the final novel in the series, The Day of the Dead works just fine as a standalone read, but I definitely think the ending will be more satisfying for those who have experienced the other books. More than the previous book, this novel sees the author delve deeper into Klein's mental state, an experience that is made even more poignant by the fact that Klein is a psychologist. The Day of the Dead has everything readers will want from a final novel and ends with a near perfect scenario that succeeds on multiple levels.