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Waiting for Wednesday: A Frieda Klein Novel (Frieda Klein Series Book 3)
 
 

Waiting for Wednesday: A Frieda Klein Novel (Frieda Klein Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Nicci French
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Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense (Daily Mirror)

Tense, frightening, gripping (Easy Living)

Nerve-tingling and addictive (Daily Express)

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Waiting For Wednesday by Nicci French is the thrilling third novel in the highly acclaimed Frieda Klein series.


Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why?


Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox's son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted.


When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life, her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda's help more than ever before.


But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life, she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient's chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Or is it merely a symptom of her own increasingly fragile mind?


Because, as Frieda knows, every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return . . .


Praise for Nicci French:


'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. No one understands human psychological frailty better. No one writes better about grief, love, fear or emotional damage. Not many books are as insightful as they are addictive; Nicci French's are.' Sophie Hannah


'Brilliantly crafted' Daily Mirror


'Full of dark psychology and tension ... nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express


'Magnificent' Evening Standard


Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk.


Over eight million Nicci French books have been sold worldwide. There are fourteen other internationally bestselling novels: Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone, Complicit, What To Do When Someone Dies, Until It's Over, Losing You, Catch Me When I Fall, The Memory Game, Beneath the Skin, The Safe House, The Red Room, Land of the Living, Killing Me Softly and Secret Smile, all published by Penguin.


Blue Monday and Tuesday's Gone are the first two novels in the highly acclaimed bestselling Frieda Klein crime series.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1643 KB
  • Print Length: 524 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0718156986
  • Publisher: Penguin (20 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AWJYKNC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are eleven other bestselling novels by Nicci French: The Memory Game, The Safe House, Killing Me Softly, Beneath the Skin, The Red Room, Land of the Living, Secret Smile, Catch Me When I Fall, Losing You, Until It's Over and What To Do When Someone Dies, all published by Penguin.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dense and Dark as Christmas pudding 16 Oct 2013
By Katharine Kirby TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I too, had been "Waiting for Wednesday' with bated breath... well at least mild curiosity...

Worrying about Dr. Klein and wondering whether the un-dead will find her out... And how could she have waved suitable Sandy away across the Atlantic?

However it would be unrealistic for the Nicci French conjoined twinned pair to believe that their readers could comfortably carry the thread of back-story in its entirety from each of this weekday series, published with periods of a year or so between. Eventually, the whole collection will be available together and then of course one will flow happily into another with no interruption.

Meanwhile it is reassuring that even after the first chapter the tide comes back in reviving our acquaintance with Dr. Frieda Klein, the insomniac psychotherapist, Josef her Ukrainian handyman, DCI Karlsson and others from Blue Monday: A Frieda Klein Novel (Frieda Klein 1) and Tuesday's Gone (Frieda Klein 2) re-immersing the reader in a satisfying history of characterisation with reasonable ease.

I am a sucker for a plot line that exposes an `Everyday Housewife' as having a secret life; but it does take rather a while to get around to her, as you have to be 'caught up', that is after the initial shock of the gruesome discovery of her mashed up corpse (de rigueur for such a book). I liked the way the time it takes to cook a tray of biscuits could establish a time of death but otherwise I had little in common with Ruth Lennox and never felt her jump off the page, or engage.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable series 30 July 2013
By Love Books VINE VOICE
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This is the third in the 'days of the week' Nicci French Frieda Klein books and a novel I'd been looking forward to reading for some time.

It starts with the murder of Ruth Lennox, an apparently perfect wife and mother of three and at first everyone is perplexed about the death while her husband takes to drink to come to terms with it and the children do their best to stay on the rails.

At the same time Frieda has received a chilling message from the man who's been stalking her since he didn't die at the end of the Monday book. And the gaggle of assorted waifs and strays who make up her friends remain as hopeless and endearing as ever.

This book lost a star because there's far too much recapping at the beginning and it just isn't necessary. We need to know about the stalker man, but we don't need a potted history of everything that happened in the Monday and Tuesday books, it's really annoying and doesn't move the story on at all. It would have lost another star for having a very similar sub-plot (involving Frieda being stitched up by the press) but I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet.

This is a four star read though. I love Frieda, I love her assorted friends, and I love the way Nicci French writes about teenagers in all the surly sweetness. Another very good read. Hurry up Thursday!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is the truth always worth the hassle? 3 Sep 2013
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By the time I reached the middle of this book I honestly couldn't care less who killed Ruth Lennox, whose murder starts the story off.
By this time I was totally immersed in the increasingly odd behaviour of Frieda Klein, psychotherapist, still recovering from injuries received in the previous book in the series, cut off from police work and becoming more obsessive by the page. At first she simply exasperated me but I soon began to worry seriously for her as she set off, without any apparent regard for her own or anyone else's safety, following up nebulous leads with other obsessed people. She is a loose cannon who gets results, but oh what a palaver. Also she felt to me like someone much older than her stated age of thirty-eight, though she is poles apart from Miss Marple or Miss Silver.
Her policeman friend, DCI Karlsson, has his own problems and the murder case has many tangents and takes blood, sweat and tears to work out.
To me this book was Frieda, craving peace but unable to find it, and with a house full of noisy oddities - the saga of the bath should add a lighter touch but somehow it doesn't.
I have rarely felt so taken over by a book character, and for that I congratulate the authors. I can't say the experience was entirely enjoyable, but it certainly kept me reading and I truly need to know what will happen to Frieda next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Sally Zigmond VINE VOICE
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I once attended a talk given by "Nicci French" aka the husband and wife duo, Sean French and Nicci Gerard. I found it fascinating as they chatted amicably about the way they worked - in separate rooms of the same house writing alternate chapters of their novel in progress and then tying them up together. This and the outstanding output of their novels filled me with admiration. Having said that, much as I have always admired their intelligence, their knowledge and writing ability, I have yet to become an avid fan.

So, I decided it was high-time I read a few more Nicci French novels. Unfortunately, I stupidly chose the third one in an ongoing series. Although such novels can be read alone (so they always say in such cases) it is impossible to follow a novel when the characters have all already been introduced, their family, friends and work colleagues known, not to let alone their ongoing back-story.

This novel was up and running immediately as the chief protagonist is still recovering from a hideous event. What it was and how it has affected her physically, not to mention emotionally and in her career, needs the knowledge of the first two novels in the Frieda Klein series. Without it, I was lost. What it meant is that I was lacking any ability to even like her. She came over as the kind of women I could never have as a friend. Why on earth everybody else (except the nasty people) seemed to love her, was beyond me.

With regard to the narrative ie the investigation of the crime which dramatically opens the novel with a bang,it faded into the background so that I didn't care in the least about Ruth Lennox or her devastated family.
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