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A London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client 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 wiA London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client 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?...

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Tuesday's Gone Reviews

  • Emma
    2019-11-15 07:10

    I totally devoured this! I happened upon this series last year when I was doing a reading challenge and needed a book with a day of the week in it! The main character is a psychotherapist, Frida, who inadvertently becomes embroiled in a missing persons and murder investigation. In this second outing, I was fascinated by Frida as a character. She is aloof, very private but also caring. We learn she is cut off from her family but now why. It is her astute observations that keep the case open and help to solve it. I am fascinated by the psychotherapeutic process but also feel the situation in this book, where Frida becomes a freelance consultant to the police, with permission to almost take on the role of a detective with initiative, was stretching reality a bit. Also, she supervises a young psychotherapist who admits to being flaky and letting his clients down. At one point she encourages him to take on a particularly vulnerable client - again - an unlikely practise. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book so much that I can’t give it any less than a full 5 stars.If you like psychological stories, this series could be for you! Recommended.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-11-15 04:43

    The London Stone behind its Victorian grill. Cannon Street.Description: In Tuesday’s Gone, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client 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?A masterpiece of paranoia, Tuesday’s Gone draws readers inexorably into a fractured and faithless world as it brilliantly confirms Frieda Klein as a quintessential heroine for our times.Strapline: The mind is a dangerous place to hide...Opening: Maggie Brennan half walked, half ran along Deptford Church Street.She was talking on the phone and reading a file and looking for the address in the A-Z.In some ways this series mildly reminds me of the Bryant and May series by Christopher Fowler, what with the odd snippets of forgotten London and all.This book takes off a year and a month after the end of 'Blue Monday' and the storyline is a continuance so it would be preferable to read them in order to gain the nuances. Love this series and wish #3 was on my TBR shelves right now.The Capgras delusion is a disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member (or pet) has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. wiki sourcedFrom east to west these are the Black Ditch and the Walbrook, 3 rivers rising on Hampstead Heath – the Fleet, Tyburn and Westbourne 4* Blue Monday (Frieda Klein, #1)4* Tuesday's Gone (Frieda Klein, #2)3* Killing Me Softly4* Beneath the SkinOH Land of the LivingTR The Memory Game3* Catch Me When I FallTR Safe House3* Complicit

  • Chrissa Vasileiou
    2019-11-13 03:51

    Η δεύτερη περιπέτεια της Φρίντα Κλάιν έρχεται απλά να επιβεβαιώσει πως το σούπερ δίδυμο των Nicci French έχει πολλά ακόμα να δώσει στα βιβλία του με τη συγκεκριμένη ηρωίδα!Άλλη μια υπόθεση δολοφονίας,με την αστυνομία να αναζητεί τον ένοχο και να ζητάει ξανά την επαγγελματική συνδρομή της Φρίντα,ως ψυχαναλύτριας. Άλλη μια σωρεία στοιχείων,μπερδεμένων και αποπροσανατολιστικών,που απαιτούν ένα έξυπνο μυαλό για να ξεδιαλέξει. Το γνωστό μοτίβο της αναζήτησης,των πολλών ανατροπών και των προσωπικών προβλημάτων που ταλανίζουν τους ήρωες. Η Φρίντα και οι φίλοι της εξελίσσονται σ' αυτό το βιβλίο,'ξεδιπλώνονται' καλύτερα,μας γίνονται περισσότερο οικείοι,περιπλέκονται στη ζωή της ηρωίδας. Το έγκλημα που καλούνται να λύσουν είναι έξυπνα στημένο,τίποτα δεν είναι όπως φαίνεται αρχικά και σιγά σιγά η λίστα των υπόπτων μεγαλώνει. Ο αναγνώστης θα περιπλανηθεί σε μονοπάτια γραμμένα με μεράκι και μεγάλη έμπνευση,προτού αποκαλυφθεί το πρόσωπο του δράστη. Και οπωσδήποτε,το ταξίδι του αυτό θα αξίζει τον κόπο!Το βιβλίο αυτό μου άρεσε επίσης γιατί,παρόλο που ως μοτίβο είναι γραμμένο όπως το πρώτο,η υπόθεσή του είναι φρέσκια,γεμάτη ζωντάνια και νέες μυρωδιές,και δεν νιώθεις πως το συγγραφικό δίδυμο και η ιστορία του πρώτου επαναλαμβάνονται. Απλά χρησιμοποιείται η ίδια επιτυχημένη "μαγιά" ως σκελετός της αφήγησης και με βάση αυτό δημιουργείται μια ολοκαίνουρια συνταγή,που μας καλεί να τη δοκιμάσουμε!Αυτά και τρέχω για το τρίτο! :)

  • Anna
    2019-11-03 00:12

    Η δεύτερη περιπέτεια της Φρίντα Κλάιν, η οποία είναι ψυχοθεραπεύτρια και συνεργάζεται με την αστυνομία για τη διερεύνηση εγκλημάτων. Η συνεργασία βέβαια προκέκυψε περισσότερο κατά λάθος, παρά την επεδίωξε κάποια πλευρά. Το βιβλίο, λοιπόν, αφορά στο έγκλημα που διερευνά η αστυνομία, όταν το πτώμα ενός άντρα βρίσκεται στο σπίτι μιας γυναίκας με ψυχικές διαταραχές, μετά από έλεγχο της κοινωνικής υπηρεσίας. Οι αποκαλύψεις για την ταυτότητα του νεκρού και τη δράση του είναι σοκαριστικές, μάλιστα κάποια στιγμή ένας ήρωας (δεν θυμάμαι ποιος) αναφωνεί "Ποιος να εισαι άραγε!", εντυπωσιασμένος από τις πληροφορίες που έρχονταν στο φως. Επίσης, μας απασχολούν θέματα της προσωπικής ζωής της Φρίντα και του κύκλου της, ενώ για πρώτη φορά μαθαίνουμε κάτι από το παρελθόν της. Το βιβλίο είναι τόσο καλογραμμένο και ευκολοδιάβαστο, που ομολογώ ότι και μεγαλύτερο να ήταν δεν θα με είχε κουράσει. Οι εξελίξεις διαδέχονται η μία την άλλη και οι αποκαλύψεις ειναι εκπληκτικές. Δεν έχει ιδιαίτερα περιστατικά ψυχοθεραπείας, όπως γινόταν στο πρώτο βιβλίο και οι ασθενείς της Φρίντα περνάνε σε δεύτερη μοίρα. Κυρίως το βιβλίο εστιάζεται στην ίδια τη Φρίντα και όχι στη δρ. Κλάιν όπως το πρώτο. Μπαίνομε λίγο περισσότερο στο μυαλό της, συμμεριζόμαστε τις σκέψεις και τις αγωνίες της. Σιγά σιγά αρχίζουμε να την καταλαβαίνουμε περισσότερο. Αυτό που αγαπώ πολύ στο χαρακτήρα της Φρίντα και ελπίζω να με επηρεάσει κι εμένα στη δική μου ζωή, είναι το πόσο καλή ακροάτρια είναι και πόσο παρατηρεί τις λεπτομέρειες. Και στα δυο βιβλία αυτό είναι εκείνο που οδηγεί στην επίλυση των εγκλημάτων.Αυτό είναι το δεύτερο βιβλίο της ιστορίας της Φρίντα. Αν κάποιος δεν έχει διαβάσει το πρώτο βιβλίο μπορεί μεν να καταλάβει την υπόθεση και να παρακολουθήσει τις εξελίξεις, να μην το κάνει όμως αν έχει σκοπό να διαβάσει το πρώτο, καθώς η υπόθεση συζητείται διεξοδικά και αποκαλύπτονται όλες οι πτυχές του εγκλήματος που μελετάται σε εκείνο (εκτός βέβαια και αν δεν έχει πρόβλημα να ξέρει τα πάντα για ένα έγκλημα που διαβάζει)

  • Julie
    2019-11-18 04:09

    Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French is a 2012 Penguin Group publication.“Monday’s like jumping into ice-cold water, but you get a shock of excitement. On Tuesday you’re still in the water but the shock has worn off and you’re just cold.” This second book in the Frieda Klein series finds the psychologist involved in a disturbing case centered around a mentally ill woman who had been keeping a dead man in her residence. When it becomes clear the man was murdered, Frieda officially becomes a consultant with the police and soon finds herself involved with clever con game, while at the same time, she slowly begins to realize that the last case she worked is far from resolved and now that she’s discovered the truth, she is most likely in danger. I had a little trouble getting into the first book of this series, but since I already had the second book checked out from my library, I decided to keep going with it. I’m glad I did, because I enjoyed this one better, and found the writing to be a lot more fluid. The story is slow moving at times and often it feels as though nothing is really happening, but Frieda’s personality really begins to take shape, and her relationships with her friends and family were fleshed out more, giving the reader better idea of what makes Frieda tick. The murder case is a little complex, very puzzling, and I have to admit, I was I pretty surprised by the outcome. I was also relieved when Frieda finally got clued in about a troubling thread the first book left hanging and can see how that story will continue to weave itself into further installments. That being said, I highly recommend reading this series in order. I am hoping Frieda will find a way to continue on with her consulting position, and will finally find the proof she needs to put a murderer away before she becomes his next victim. So, overall, I feel like this series could grow on me more as we go along, so, “Waiting on Wednesday” is queued up and ready to go. Should be interesting.

  • Nicki Markus
    2019-11-20 01:00

    I actually enjoyed this book a great deal more than Blue Monday, the first in the series. I think that was because the storyline in this one appealed to me more and also the main characters were established and you knew what to expect and how they'd act. There was also more development of Frieda's character in this book and I liked that additional information on her background as it made her actions and feeling make more sense.I thought the pacing of this book was excellent and there was never a dull moment. As stated previously, the story was gripping and I was keen to see how it would all play out.One word of caution: this book heavily references Blue Monday, so you do need to read that one first in order to know what is going on in parts of this story.Giving my feelings about the second book in the series, I will certainly be eager to read on and learn what will happen to Frieda in book three.I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

  • Vaso
    2019-11-07 06:45

    Το δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς είναι το ίδιο αν όχι καλύτερο από το πρώτο!!!Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα....

  • Katerina
    2019-11-19 00:43

    Ένα ακόμα υπέροχο βιβλίο από το συγγραφικό ζευγάρι που παρουσιάζεται σε εμάς με το ψευδώνυμο Nicci French. Υπέροχο όσο του Blue Monday το Tuesday's Gone. Αν αγαπάς το αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα θα το λατρέψεις σίγουρα. Το καλύτερο κατά τη γνώμη μου σε αυτή τη σειρά βιβλίων, είναι ότι η πρωταγωνίστρια δεν είναι αστυνομικός, όπως σε πολλά βιβλία του είδους, αλλά ψυχοθεραπεύτρια. Έτσι στα βιβλία παρουσιάζονται πολλές ψυχικές διαταραχές ή ψυχικές ασθένειες που μπορεί να έχουν κάποιο που συναντάνε κατά την έρευνα. Επίσης, βλέπεις και λίγο τη ζωή ενός ανθρώπου που κάνει αυτό το επάγγελμα. Πόσο δύσκολο μπορεί να είναι και πόσο ψυχοφθόρο πολλές φορές. Για να πω την αλήθεια εγώ πολλές φορές τρόμαξα και ταυτίστηκα με τη μοναχική ζωή της πρωταγωνίστριας μιας και κάνουμε το ίδιο επάγγελμα. Η πλοκή της ιστορίας είναι τόσο καλοδουλεμένη που πραγματικά δύσκολα θα λύσεις το μυστήριο και θα βρεις τον δολοφόνο. Αυτό συνέβη και στο προηγούμενο βιβλίο της σειράς. Αν αποφασίσεις να αρχίσεις τη σειράς καλό θα ήταν να ξεκινήσεις πρώτα από το Blue Monday, μιας και στο Tuesday's Gone αναφέρονται πολλές πληροφορίες για το πρώτο βιβλίο όπως και πολλά συμπληρωματικά στοιχεία για την πρώτη υπόθεση. Από τα καλύτερα αστυνομικά θρίλερ που έχω διαβάσει.Δε θα μπορείς να το αφήσεις από τα χέρια σου.Θα το βρεις από τις εκδόσεις Διόπτρα, όπως και όλα τα βιβλία της σειράς.

  • Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
    2019-10-28 23:53

    Περίμενα με μεγάλη ανυπομονησία το νέο βιβλίο της Nicci French, ένα καλλιτεχνικό ψευδώνυμο πίσω από το οποίο βρίσκεται το συγγραφικό, και όχι μόνο, ζεύγος, Nicci Gerrard και Sean French, και είμαι βεβαία πως όσοι έχετε διαβάσει το "Blue Monday", συμμερίζεστε το πάθος μου για την πένα τους/της. Και αυτό γιατί, τόσο το "Blue Monday", όσο και το νέο βιβλίο των περιπετειών της ψυχοθεραπεύτριας Φρίντα Κλάιν με τίτλο, "Tuesday's Gone", δεν είναι ένα ακόμα απλό, κοινότυπο αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα αλλά, κάτι περισσότερο. Μια αστυνομική περιπέτεια που σκοπό της δεν είναι απλά η επίλυση ενός γρίφου αλλά, η εξερεύνηση των βαθύτερων άδυτων της ανθρώπινης ψυχολογίας και ψυχοσύνθεσης που οδηγούν, με συνδυασμένες αποφάσεις, σε ένα αποτέλεσμα που πολλές φορές, δεν έχει επιστροφή και δεν μπορεί να οδηγήσει πουθενά αλλού παρά, στην απόλυτη καταστροφή, όπως κι αν αυτή εκφράζεται.Μια κοινωνική λειτουργός, στα πλαίσια των καθημερινών της εργασιών, επισκέπτεται μια ψυχικά διαταραγμένη γυναίκα προκειμένου να διαπιστώσει το επίπεδο ζωής της. Μπαίνοντας στο σπίτι της, έρχεται αντιμέτωπη με ένα φρικιαστικό θέαμα που δεν περίμενε. Στο σαλόνι του σπιτιού βρίσκεται το πτώμα ενός άντρα, αγνώστων στοιχείων, σε προχωρημένη σήψη. Τα στοιχεία για την υπόθεση είναι πολύ λίγα και πολύ συγκεχυμένα και η ψυχική κατάσταση της γυναίκας στο σπίτι της οποίας βρέθηκε το πτώμα, δεν διευκολύνει καθόλου το έργο της αστυνομίας. Έτσι, για μια ακόμα φορά, ο επιθεωρητής Κάρλσον αναγκάζεται να ζητήσει τη βοήθεια της ψυχοθεραπεύτριας Φρίντα Κλάιν, σε μια προσπάθεια να ξεκλειδώσουν το μυαλό της διαταραγμένης γυναίκας και να ανακαλύψουν ποιος ήταν αυτός ο άντρας και τι πραγματικά συνέβη. Και ενώ η αστυνομία στέλνει τη γυναίκα σε ψυχιατρικό ίδρυμα και κλείνει τον φάκελο της υπόθεσης, θεωρώντας την ένοχη, η Φρίντα είναι πεπεισμένη πως ο δολοφόνος κυκλοφορεί ελεύθερος και αποφασίζει να ερευνήσει περαιτέρω την υπόθεση, συλλέγοντας στοιχεία που θα οδηγήσουν στον πραγματικό δράστη και τα πράγματα, περιπλέκονται περισσότερο απ' όσο είχαν αρχικά φανταστεί.Αν κάτι λατρεύω στα βιβλία της Nicci French, είναι το γεγονός ότι είναι πολυεπίπεδα και πολυδιάστατα. Σε αντίθεση με τα περισσότερα αστυνομικά μυθιστορήματα, δεν επικεντρώνονται απλά και μόνο στην επίλυση ενός γρίφου που θα μας οδηγήσει σταδιακά στον ένοχο και την αποκάλυψη της αλήθειας αλλά, αποτελούνται από μια σειρά γρίφων και μυστηρίων που ζητάνε απαντήσεις, όχι μόνο για την εξέλιξη της δράσης της ίδιας της ιστορίας αλλά, που στοχεύουν στην εμβάθυνση της ανθρώπινης συμπεριφοράς. Με πιο απλά λόγια, μας καλούν να εισχωρήσουμε στο άδυτο της ανθρώπινης ψυχοσύνθεσης προσπαθώντας να κατανοήσουμε τους λόγους και τα κίνητρα, τις καλά κρυμμένες εμμονές, τις ψυχολογικές παθήσεις που μετουσιώνονται σε αρρωστημένες ιδέες, ή ακόμα και στα πάθη και τις θεωρητικές μας ανάγκες που πρέπει οπωσδήποτε και με κάθε μέσο ή κόστος να υλοποιηθούν, να αποκτήσουν υπόσταση και έπειτα από αυτό, να συγκαλυφθούν με επιδεξιότητα, αν αυτό καθίσταται δυνατόν.Σε αντίθεση με το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς, τα πράγματα είναι ξεκάθαρα από την αρχή. Αυτό δεν έχει να κάνει με το ότι το "Blue Monday" είναι κατώτερο, γιατί δεν είναι, αλλά με το γεγονός ότι πλέον γνωρίζουμε, τόσο την Φρίντα Κλάιν και τον τρόπο που σκέφτεται, διενεργεί και πράττει, όσο και την φιλοσοφία της γύρω από την ανθρώπινη ύπαρξη και τον τρόπο δράσης της. Αυτή τη φορά, γνωρίζουμε τι να περιμένουμε και απλώς ακολουθούμε την Φρίντα και τους συνεργάτες της σε μια νέα περιπέτεια που σε κάθε στροφή της, μας περιμένει και μια καινούργια έκπληξη. Ένα ακόμα στοιχείο που έρχεται να προστεθεί στο παζλ και που αντί να οδηγεί στην λύση, μας κάνει να προβληματιζόμαστε όλο και περισσότερο, θέλοντας απεγνωσμένα να ανακαλύψουμε την αλήθεια, η οποία δεν φανερώνεται παρά μόλις ένα κεφάλαιο πριν την τελική αποκάλυψη την οποία, δεν συνοδεύει η νηνεμία αλλά, μια μεγάλη, πολύ μεγάλη ανατροπή. Επιπλέον, παρά το γεγονός ότι τα βιβλία της σειράς αποτελούν αυτόνομες ιστορίες, έχει βρεθεί ένας τρόπος άτυπης σύνδεσης μεταξύ τους που όχι μόνο είναι ευφυής αλλά μας κάνει να θέλουμε να διαβάσουμε την συνέχεια και μάλιστα, όσο το δυνατόν πιο άμεσα.Με άρτια και μεστή γραφή, καλοστημένη πλοκή, άψογα σκιαγραφημένους χαρακτήρες και μια πρωταγωνίστρια που δεν μπορείς να μην λατρέψεις για το θάρρος και την ευστροφία της, το "Tuesday's Gone" είναι ένα βιβλίο που θα σας κατακτήσει και θα σας κάνει να ζητάτε από την Φρίντα να συνεχίσει να χώνει τη μύτη της, ακόμα κι εκεί που δεν πρέπει και να ταυτιζόμαστε μαζί της. Ένα ψυχογράφημα με αστυνομικές προεκτάσεις που καθηλώνει και προβληματίζει σε πολλά επίπεδα, ένα χρονικό ενός φόνου πίσω από τον οποίο κρύβονται περισσότερα απ' όσα νομίζεται. Χάρη στη γλαφυρή περιγραφικότητας της French, θα αισθανθείτε ότι βρίσκεστε και περιδιαβαίνετε τους δρόμους του Λονδίνου. Ενός Λονδίνου σκοτεινού και κρύο που σε κάθε γωνιά του, κρύβει μια νέα απειλή ή και μια νέα αποκάλυψη. Αν με το "Blue Monday" ο πήχης είχε τεθεί ψηλά, με αυτό το βιβλίο, αντί να κατέβει, ανεβαίνει ακόμα περισσότερο, με τη Διόπτρα να αποδεικνύει πως έχει πάρει κεφάλι στον χώρο του αστυνομικού μυθιστορήματος και δεν μπορούμε να κάνουμε τίποτα άλλο από το να περιμένουμε και η αναμονή, θα είναι σίγουρα αργή και βασανιστική.

  • Cherie
    2019-11-16 00:00

    I really enjoyed the story, and had a hard time putting it down each time I picked it up to read more. It was a somewhat convoluted tale, but that did not deter me. I am caught up. I want to know more about Frieda.On to book three!

  • Janet
    2019-11-22 01:56

    The second book in the series and again we're treated to a slower paced psychological thriller featuring Freida Klein. I'm still not sure how I feel about main protagonist, Klein. She's a difficult character to like with her somewhat cold and offhand ways.A male body is discovered in the flat of a woman with mental health issues and raises many, many questions as to how the man came to be there. DCI Karlsson together with his team are tasked with piecing together just who the victim was and the more the ball of wool unravels, the more the victim's life appears tangled. Klein again works with Karlsson on a consultancy basis but again I find a methodology has serious shortcomings at times. She eccentric ways and her steadfastness to remain aloof is difficult to warm too but I hope with each book a little more of her background is revealed.It's a steady paced mystery that slowly brings the pieces of the jigsaw together. Sometimes a series can be read in any order or as standalones but in this instance I would recommending reading these books in order.Recommended.

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    2019-10-27 05:05

    Tuesday's Gone picks up around a year after the events of Blue Monday, which introduced psychiatrist Dr Frieda Klein who reluctantly became involved in a police investigation involving one of her clients and an abducted boy. In the midst of a cold London winter, DCI Karlsson asks Frieda to speak with a disturbed woman found caring for a naked, rotting corpse in her flat, unable to provide a coherent statement. Deciphering Michelle Doyce's rambling leads Freida and Karlsson's team to identify the victim as Robert Poole, but further investigation reveals the man was a scheming conman using a stolen identity. Under pressure due to looming budget cuts, the police are ordered to charge the mentally ill woman with murder and close the case but Frieda believes Michelle innocent and continues to pull at the exposed threads of the investigation.Nothing is simple in this case, as the investigation into 'Bob Poole' reveals a lonely elderly lady swindled of over a hundred thousand dollars, a young wife and mother who succumbed to his charms and a vulnerable neighbour who misses the kind man who visited her regularly. Karlsson is under pressure to ignore Frieda's suspicions but trusts her instincts that there is something more sinister happening.As well as the storyline involving the murdered confidence man, somewhere a young woman waits for the return of her lover, Karlsson is frustrated by custody issues and Josef has returned from Kiev, a broken man. February is turning out to be a bad month personally for Frieda too, she is still missing her former lover but reluctant to respond to his overtures, her niece, Chloe, is acting out, the wife of a former patient has made a formal complaint about her professionalism, the publication of a book related to a former case paints her in a bad light sparking unflattering media interest and if that wasn't enough, she feels she is being watched. Only an attentive accountant seems to offer Frieda some relief.It is Frieda's very reserved character that sets the tone for the novel. Even with so much happening in Tuesday's Gone, the story doesn't feel crowded, neither does the pace feel rushed. I thought the suspense was somewhat muted but there is a constant undercurrent of tension and I couldn't help but be intrigued by both the characters and the twists and turns of the story. Though I wish I had read Blue Monday, the first in the Frieda Klein series, before Tuesday's Gone, this novel can be read as a stand alone. With it's carefully crafted plot and interesting characters, Tuesday's Gone is an absorbing psychological thriller.

  • Bill
    2019-11-02 03:54

    Tuesday's Gone is a pretty good followup to Blue Monday, the first in the Frieda Klein series. It should be strongly noted, and I am strongly noting that you must read Blue Monday before this one. Book 1 is terrific.This is a fine series so far by Nicci French, the pen name of a husband/wife writing team. One of the more remarkable things about these novels is how fluid the writing is. I can't imagine it would be easy to collaborate two writers and end up with a seamless narrative, maintaining a consistent feel throughout. ESPECIALLY a husband and wife. Now, I love my wife dearly, but we do enjoy our times apart to do our own thing. A relationship that can sustain living together and working together, particularly something as single minded as writing would be, well I can't imagine it. This couple is sick and needs help. Kidding aside, there's a lot I like about this series. I love the idea of a psychoanalyst being called upon to help solve a case. The characters are all very well drawn. The dialogue is excellent. The story moves along at a brisk pace, and it's a good story with a compelling mystery.The only reason I'm ranking this one 4 stars instead of 5 is that there was one aspect towards the end that became far too complex than was necessary. Frankly, they lost me with that. I'm sure if I stopped and thought it through for a few minutes I would have been clearer on it, but I didn't have the patience. It wasn't that big a deal, really. Just annoying.And, there was something that will obviously carry forth further into the series, and I'm strongly suspecting this will get a little too long in the tooth. It already is: I was hoping for it to be tied up at the end of the novel, but it wasn't. That's sending up some red flags for me that this may never end.Sorry, can't get into specifics here without spoiling things, and it's Boxing Day and I'm too lazy to type them out and tuck them into cozy spoiler tags.So, a good 4 star novel, and despite the aforementioned red flags I'll be back for book 3!Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Anne
    2019-11-14 04:08

    I’ve long been a big fan of the Nicci French writing partnership – they were writing psychological thrillers long before their current popularity, good stories well told with strong female lead characters (my particular favourites are Killing Me Softly, Beneath the Skin and the wonderful Secret Smile). But I was disappointed in the last two or three before this series started. Psychotherapist Dr Frieda Klein has given them a new and original angle, and this series is shaping up really nicely – I enjoyed the first, Blue Monday, but found this one even more gripping. The discovery of a naked man’s body, gripping a cream bun and with a cup of tea at his feet, in the flat of a mental patient is a striking start. The discovery that he is a con man with a large number of impacted people gives this book an amazing cast of characters, all well drawn and with their own secrets. Add to that the evolving story of the complex character of Frieda and her family and friends, and the policeman Karlsson with his equally human back story, and this is a very good read indeed. Blue Monday finished on a slightly ambiguous note, and the untied ends of that story flow through this book too. I’d urge everyone to read this series in order – if you don’t, you’ll be missing a lot in terms of character development and those continuing themes – the small amount of recapping here doesn’t really give you it all. The story is well-paced and involving, and none the worse for the small amount of serendipity in its resolution. Highly recommended, I haven’t been so impressed by a series since Peter James’ Roy Grace books, and I can’t wait for the next one.

  • Shimmering.blue
    2019-10-29 05:45

    Es war ein schnellerer Einstieg in den Fall, da die Personen nicht mehr vorgestellt werden mussten. Der Fall an sich war nicht ganz so spannend wie im ersten Teil, aber man erfährt mehr über Frieda. Ich werde die Reihe auf jeden Fall weiterlesen!

  • Melaszka
    2019-11-09 04:45

    This book exemplifies both everything I love and everything I hate about the writing of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. They're brilliant at suspense - lots of surprising twisty twists that grip you from the start and keep you turning the pages. What they're less good at is construction and methodical cluing - the villains in this case were both blatantly obvious from the weirdness of their behaviour from the moment they appeared onpage and unsatisfyingly underwritten and undermotivated. It's almost as if the writers were having great fun scattering red herrings galore and keeping us (and each other) guessing until they got to a certain point in the novel and then thought they had to decide who the killer was and did a rush job of inserting them in. Although the journey is breathtaking and exhilarating, I always feel disappointed and a bit cheated when I get to the destination.I also don't like the ongoing plotlines linking the various novels in the series, with characters from the previous novel popping up with unfinished business. All just a bit too melodramatic and detracts from the central storyline which, once you've stripped away the red herrings, was very thin.I know that most mystery novels play fast and loose with the realities of the law and police procedure, but, even so, the behaviour of the investigators here would so blatantly lead to the case being thrown out of court in RL that I found it hard to keep suspending my disbelief.But it was really, really gripping for at least the first two-thirds of the book - I'll give it that.

  • GreekReaders
    2019-11-06 02:12

    Το δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς με τις περιπέτειας της Φρίντα Κλάιν δεν σε αφήνει καθόλου παραπονεμένο. Αντιθέτως! Ο λόγος ρέει γρήγορα, η ιστορία "τρέχει", χωρίς να κάνει "κοιλιά" ούτε στιγμή. Το μυστήριο καλύπτει τη μεγαλύτερη έκταση της υπόθεσης, ως οφείλει άλλωστε, για να φτάσει στη σωστά προσαρμοσμένη κορύφωση της αγωνίας και την τελική αποκάλυψη της αλήθειας. 5 αστέρια από εμένα!Υ.Γ Εάν έχεις σκοπό να διαβάσεις ΚΑΠΟΙΟ βιβλίο της σειράς, η συμβουλή μου είναι να αρχίσεις με το πρώτο (βλέπε Blue Monday). Εάν δε σου αρέσει, οκ. Εάν όμως σου αρέσει, είναι κρίμα να έχεις ξεκινήσει από κάποιο μεταγενέστερο και να χάσεις την ευκαιρία να διαβάσεις την ιστορία από την αρχή! (Τα βιβλία περιέχουν σπόιλερ των προηγούμενων)

  • notgettingenough
    2019-11-22 03:04

    Nicci French is my speed.Not that I'm addicted by any means (as I surely would be if I tried the pharmaceutical).It kept me awake. Honestly, if you knew how few things do that, you'd understand why that impresses me.I read this in a day. Why a book like this has to be 450 pages long is beyond me, but they zip along, the complaint is by the bye.I haven't read the first of this series and I don't think I will read any more either. But I object to this business of suckering in the reader with story lines that go on and on. And on.Let not this review suffer the same way.

  • Valerie
    2019-11-07 07:49

    Dit is echt een serie wat je niet losstaand moet lezen of door elkaar. In dit boek komen dingen naar voren uit het voorgaande boek, en om die te snappen moet het vorige boek ook gelezen zijn.We volgen Frieda die weer gaat helpen tijdens een politiezaak. Er gebeuren meerdere dingen rondom de nieuwe zaak en tegelijkertijd gebeuren er dingen de nog horen uit het verhaal van het vorige boek. Er zit niet veel spanning in wat mij betreft, maar de manier waarop het verhaal in elkaar zit en geschreven is vind ik bijzonder goed. Alle details en gebeurtenissen worden goed beschreven, en niet op een manier die saai is of als overbodig kan worden gezien. Het hoort juist bij dit verhaal om het te begrijpen.Tevens leren we Frieda als personage beter kennen in dit boek. Alle andere personages worden niet te kort gedaan maar worden ook niet overgeslagen.

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    2019-11-03 08:08

    Ordinarily, I'm not much for mystery novels, and I read them only infrequently, since otherwise I get really bored with the predictable plotting, though it's not like romance stories are any less predictable and I still read those by the dozens. It may not make much logical sense, but this is how I feel. Anyway, I accepted a review request for the first book in this series, Blue Monday, sort of on a whim, and was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it. Tuesday's Gone steps up the tension of the Frieda Klein series and proves a very satisfying followup.One of the things I really liked about Blue Monday was Frieda Klein herself, and she's still awesome. Frieda's so perceptive and a bit icy on the outside. She's a great listener but loathes talking about herself, or anything getting personal. Personal relationships are hard for her, and she keeps people at a distance. What I find so delightful about Frieda is that she's not a stereotypical woman; she can't be put into a box.The mystery elements are well done, and several plot twists actually caught me completely off guard. The murder mystery is a seriously tangled web, but French pulls them together admirably. On top of the mystery arc for this installment, the big bad of the series as a whole is revealed, a person from Frieda's past. While there's not a whole lot of development with the larger arc, oh my goodness is it creepy, and I'm excited for the direction the series is headed, using the plot structure from the first two seasons of Veronica Mars, with the full series overarching plot and individual mysteries per volume. This works so well, because it keeps the reader's interest engaged in the larger story and makes reading them as standalones less desirable.The one thing I found odd was that Frieda, who's consulting with the police in this murder investigation, goes around telling freaking EVERYONE about the work she's doing. I mean, come on, Frieda! She's smart enough to know better than that. Sure, sometimes she's doing so to feel people out, but she also tells some friends, and that's just not done, or at least I don't think it is. Especially since Frieda's generally so resistant to sharing information, I found this out of place.I'm going to keep this short, since there's only so much to be said about mysteries without spoiling the plot. Basically, if you like mysteries, check out the Frieda Klein series, because it's well done, has a strong heroine, and features intriguing plot twists.

  • Helen Laycock
    2019-10-28 04:10

    For some time I have been reading mediocre thrillers which are rather like watery soup, so it was a refreshing change to get my teeth again into something produced by the Nicci French duo. Not a word is wasted.If any writer wants to know how to create an opening chapter, then look no further. There is no choice. You HAVE to read on. I flew through this book. Over and over, I promised myself 'just one more chapter', but one glance at the next, and I was off again.I had read Blue Monday - a long time ago, and had mostly forgotten the plot. Tuesday's Gone had just enough references to remind me. This back story is abviously going to run through these Frieda Klein books. In this one, there were certainly many surprises, though not all. As I raced towards the end, I did feel I had missed something. I was confused about the conclusion of the moved pictures and not only why the timing of the final event was so, but also the purpose of it. For that reason, I have awarded this book four stars, but acknowledge that maybe it was down to me reading too quickly.I look forward to reading the next in the series, Waiting for Wednesday.

  • Deanna
    2019-11-17 05:59

    I enjoyed the first book in this series, loved this one (rounding to a 5), and am now onto the third one, though so far a little disappointed in number 3. Still, I think this is a series I will follow all the way through. The protagonist, a London psychologist who consults for the police at times, and just sticks her nose in the way at other times, is a fairly unusual female protagonist. I see in the reviews that some find her cold and un-relatable. I can see that. But frankly I'm a fan, and find her real, fiercely private, independent, and deeply caring but rarely showing it in traditional female ways. Also, she's smart and pragmatic, and her flaws are cutting but never melodramatic. All of this would make for a traditionally relatable male character, of course. The crime stories are strong, and I hope this series continues beyond the seven days of the week.

  • Linda
    2019-11-15 07:11

    Just what I needed after slogging through a few books that didn't grab me.A good murder mystery set in London, it kept me interested throughout. I recommend reading Blue Monday first. There are some threads that carry through this book and presumably the next. Frieda is a psychotherapist and police consultant who is good at her job, but is hiding from her own demons. The slow reveal of her character is an interesting subtext to a somewhat traditional whodunit/police procedural.

  • Gary
    2019-11-09 07:09

    The 2nd book in the Frieda Klein series by the husband and wife writers Nicci Gerard and Sean French.In my opinion unlike a lot of other books from series this book must be read after "Blue Monday" to make any sense. I did enjoy the book but I didn't feel it lived up to the high standards of the first book. I will certainly continue to read not only other books in this series but other novels written by this pair.

  • Cees Van Rhienen
    2019-11-12 03:59

    [RECENSIE] Dinsdag is voorbij van Nicci FrenchGROTE VERRASSING VOOR LEZERS VAN DE VOLLEDIGE SERIE…Oorspronkelijke titel: Tuesdays GoneISBN: 978 90 414 2239 2Uitgegeven door: Ambos Anthos UitgeversPagina's: 466Beoordeling: 3,5 sterrenIn 2011 besloten Nicci Gerrard en Sean French, beter bekend als het Britse schrijversduo Nicci French, dat het eerste deel van de serie rond Frieda Klein gaat verschijnen. Frieda is psychoanalytica en als zodanig druk om mensen te analyseren en daardoor te weten te komen wat er in hun hoofd omgaat. Met een productie van jaarlijks een boek, verschijnt in april het achtste deel in de reeks onder de titel De dag van de doden. Een goede aanleiding om deze serie achtereenvolgens deel voor deel te gaan lezen en recenseren. Na Blauwe maandag verschijnt in 2012 Dinsdag is voorbij, het tweede deel uit de reeks rond Frieda Klein.De Londense politie ontdekt dat in een verwaarloosd huis Michelle Doyce woont. Op zich is dat niet vreemd maar wel dat deze dame over een dood mannenlichaam waakt. Voor meer over beide personen te weten te komen wordt Frieda Klein ingeschakeld. Zij komt naar onderzoek en enkele gesprekken te weten dat de dode man Robert Poole is.Wat later wordt duidelijk dat deze man zich bij leven schuldig heeft gemaakt aan het wegsluizen van geld van dames nadat hij een relatie met hun was aangegaan. Maar natuurlijk is Frieda Klein niet tevreden met een half antwoord en gaat alleen verder zoeken naar meer aanwijzingen. Het moge duidelijk zijn dat ze die gaat vinden en dat dit weer een heel ander licht op de zaak gaat werpen…In dit tweede deel van de reeks rond psychoanalytica Frieda Klein ontwikkelen een aantal verhaallijnen uit het eerste deel zich verder. Verrassingen komen plots op tafel als een doodgewaande niet de in eerste instantie gedachte persoon blijkt te zijn. Goed verwoord zoals van het auteursechtpaar gewoon is, blijken 'oude' en nieuwe verhaallijnen naadloos geïntegreerd te zijn. Nieuwe personages doen hun intrede en bestaande worden verder verdiept.Interessant om te lezen maar soms zakt het verhaal wat in en wordt het traag. Maar we hebben nog vijf delen te gaan en binnenkort verschijnt het achtste en laatste deel. Tijd genoeg om een stevige revanche in te zetten dus we gaan snel het boek Wachten op woensdag openslaan. Eindoordeel: 3,5 sterrenSpanning: 3 sterrenPlot: 3 sterrenLeesplezier: 3 sterrenSchrijfstijl: 4 sterrenOriginaliteit: 4 sterrenPsychologie: 4 sterren

  • Vanja
    2019-10-25 03:46

    Iščezli utorakZnanje, 2013.Po dovršetku ovog romana izdvojio se osjećaj - "wow, ovo mi je baš sjelo!" Nisam mogla bolje pogoditi štivo. Iako je prošlo gotovo četiri godine otkako sam pročitala prvi roman u seriji, "Olovni ponedjeljak", u zadnje vrijeme me nešto počelo "vući" da čitam nastavak, i to "nešto" nije moglo bolje pogoditi. Kako ovo pišem opet u zakašnjenju, tokom kojeg sam stigla pročitati i iduća dva nastavka, sa sigurnošću mogu reći da je od prva četiri romana ovog spisateljskog dua "Iščezli utorak" najbolji. Slučaj je intigrantan od samog početka - pronalazak mrtvog, raspadajućeg tijela u stanu Michelle Doyce, žene koja pati od određenog poremećaja, koji se kasnije razjašnjava i nadograđuje. Kako je mrtvac dospio tamo? Tko je on? Kada je umro? U kojim okolnostima? Ništa od toga nije nimalo jasno. I baš kada komesar želi svu krivnju svaliti na Michelle i zatvoriti naizgled bezizlazan slučaj, Frieda se na Karlssonov poziv uključuje u slučaj i ne odsutajući odlučuje doći do istine. Skulirano, metodčno, intuitivno, polagano, usput prohodavši pola Londona, Frieda i dolazi do odgovora. Ali ne bez značajnijih posljedica. Posebice za nju, i ono što će postati njena sjena. Simpatičan mi je lik Josefa, Ukrajinca koji popravlja sve živo i neživo na kući, i usput pomaže Friedi. Fascinantno mi je kako je Frieda uvijek, baš uvijek skulirana, toliko da je to gotovo nepodnošljivo jer se doima dosta hladnom. S druge strane, sviđa mi se kako hoda Londonom upoznajući njegove ulice, prateći bivše tokove njegovih rijeka i potoka, kao i njihovih izvora. Opisane rute su toliko inspirirajuće da bih ih voljela proći jednom...ako ikad opet budem u Londonu.

  • Bree T
    2019-11-19 04:11

    It’s been over a year since Frieda Klein worked the police case with DCI Malcolm Karlsson. In that time she’s gone back to her normal life, being a therapist to her patients, keeping up with her niece Chloe and trying resolutely not to think of Sandy, the lover who went to America. Then all of a sudden, Karlsson shows up, asking for her help again.A routine visit from Social Services led to an utterly grim discovery. A woman who had been released from psychiatric care without any real diagnosis and bounced to a hostel was visited by a worker for a check up and the worker found her taking tea with a naked man who had clearly been dead for nearly a week. When questioned by the police, the woman, named Michelle Doyce made very little sense. Karlsson thought that Frieda might be able to talk to her, perhaps unravel the fabric of what she was saying. Frieda states that she doesn’t specialise in mental disorders but she agrees to visit the woman anyway.It seems as though the identity of the man is going to be impossible to find – the case is deemed closed but Frieda finds her strong sense of justice stirring and she does some investigation herself, ultimately coming up with a possible name for the victim. Only when the police go to inform the deceased’s next of kin, they unravel an even greater mystery which leads to the fact that victim may in fact have been the predator, targeting the wealthy. The more they dig into this mysterious man’s past, the more people they find have been touched by him, the more motives there are for a number of people to be the one that killed him.Frieda finds herself up to her neck in a new investigation and not only that but an old one is coming back to haunt her too.Tuesday’s Gone is the second in the Frieda Klein series by husband-and-wife writing duo Nicci Gerrard and Sean French who write under the pen name of Nicci French. I read the first in this series, Blue Monday, very recently after I received this one for review and I am so glad that I took the time to track it down and read it first before I opened up this one! There were reveals in that book that would’ve been totally spoiled by this book and a story that carries over so I think it’s best to read the series in order.In this novel, Karlsson pops up in Frieda’s life to ask her to again help him with a case and to also perhaps make the arrangement ‘official’ by getting her a contract. Frieda has some interesting reactions to working with the police – on one hand, she’s really reluctant to get involved, but then she does. And once she is involved, no matter how minor that initial involvement is, it’s like she can’t help herself and that she has to see everything through until the very end. She has a strong sense of duty, I think Frieda feels that at times she must advocate for these people involved in these crimes and situations when there is no one else to advocate for them. She seems to particularly feel this way for Michelle Doyce, a woman with a very obscure mental disorder that makes her reality very different to the reality experienced by others.I am coming to really like Frieda, quite slowly she is growing on me more and more. I feel like my feelings for her are mirroring the way in which the author/s are slowly allowing us to discover more of her, over the course of this series. She’s less solitary in this novel, I’m pleased to see characters recurring, such as Josef, the Ukrainian builder and Sasha, a woman who came to Frieda in Blue Monday and is now a friend. Chloe and Olivia, the only family she seems to speak to with any regularity are a presence as well, their story continuing on. We learn snippets more of Frieda’s life but what we learn seems to raise only more questions than it does to really give the reader any answers.I really enjoyed the dynamic between Karlsson and Frieda in this book – she is more relaxed around him and even though it seems their relationship is based around either arguing about what is right and wrong or disagreeing on pretty much everything concerning a case, it really works for them. I think there are a few deeper moments here as well, where they both support each other in ways that perhaps other people cannot do for them – Karlsson confides something in her that he has told no one and in turn Frieda tells him about a fear she has concerning their previous case, which he looks in to for her. Even though what she comes out with is outlandish at times, I think Karlsson is learning very quickly to believe her. She may have some odd-sounding theories at times but they end up being right!Tuesday’s Gone is an excellent second installment in a series – it builds upon the characters and the relationships in the first as well as providing an interesting primary mystery/case but also carrying on quite a few things from the case in the first novel. I liked that French chose to continue that as there were so many unanswered questions I had at the end of Blue Monday that I weren’t sure were going to be addressed here and I really have a disliking for lack of closure! I’m really enjoying this series and I’ll be anxiously awaiting the 3rd novel, hopefully sometime in 2013.

  • Amanda Tuinstra
    2019-10-22 01:56

    vanavond de recensie online

  • Jill
    2019-11-11 07:13

    This is the second book in the detective/psychological thriller series featuring psychotherapist Dr. Frieda Klein, who is the occasional collaborator of London Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Karlsson. There is no romantic involvement between the two, although not for want of enthusiasm among readers for the match-up.When the story opens, a social worker discovers a mentally ill woman tending to a decaying corpse. The ill woman doesn’t seem to get that the man is dead, and so she isn’t the best witness to any possible crime that was committed. This sets up the need for Inspector Karlsson to call in Frieda.As the police try to discover the identity of the corpse, and why and how he ended up dead, there are two other stories running on the side, which seemingly are not connected. Meanwhile, Frieda continues to risk her life and limb so she can find out about all these other lives, while simultaneously avoiding investigation (by herself or others) into her own. The story ends with a hint that the crimes of “Monday” and “Tuesday” are not yet resolved.Discussion: The series has a psychological/thriller aspect to it, so it is a bit dark and perverse. A scary character from the first book is part of the second as well, although this didn’t strike me as realistic.There is something else about the series that is a bit odd. The characters don’t like to expose their interior lives, and because the narrator is not an omniscient one, I often feel as if I don’t really “know” the main protagonists. This keeps me at an emotional distance from them, and prevents me from caring about them as much as I might otherwise do. Somewhat humorously in a meta sense, the dead victim in this book is a con man whose identity is a mystery. How appropriate. The books in this series can be read independently, although Tuesday’s Gone definitely is closely related to Blue Monday, and the second book would be better understood if one approached the series from the beginning. (A series of eight books featuring Dr. Klein are planned.)Note:Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing team of husband and wife Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.

  • Brenda
    2019-10-25 00:57

    This is my first Nicci French novel, and I will definitely read more!When a department of health woman visits Michelle Doyce for the first time in quite a long time, she didn’t expect to find a naked corpse sitting up on her sofa, being served a cup of tea, surrounded by swarms of flies. The body also had no identification whatsoever, plus a missing finger, which had only recently been removed. Michelle, in her extremely confused state, was looking after him, and could offer no other explanation about her visitor.When DCI Karlsson arrived with his colleagues, he realized he needed an expert to talk to Michelle, so he called and consulted with psychotherapist Dr Frieda Klein. After installing Michelle into the hospital, and removing the body to the morgue, the investigation began in earnest. Suddenly there were victims everywhere...it appeared Robert Poole (as he was identified as) was a master conman, with an extremely sympathetic ear, and his victims trusted him immediately.While Frieda is reluctantly helping the police, she is having problems of her own. Her estranged brother is causing trouble, her sister-in-law Olivia seems to have ‘lost the plot’ and Chloe, her niece, has teenage troubles to add to the mix. With Karlsson struggling with the police commissioner, who wants to close the case quickly, as well as his own family problems, and Yvette, one of Karlsson’s colleagues, disliking Frieda intensely, the dynamics are gripping.With the investigation hotting up, and more victims coming to light, the reason for the murder seems to become apparent. But the dangers are getting more real, and the body count is growing. Will Frieda be able to contain them before it’s too late? Will she be able to save herself?This psychological thriller had me on the edge of my seat, with its gripping intensity and I would highly recommend it to all thriller lovers.