"A compelling tension-filled thriller that will captivate readers to the very end!"
Reviewed by Audrey Lawrence
Posted October 4, 2018
Called to an auto crash and runaway car, the police in North London are
surprised when they find the that the driver of the car is dead. While it
is not unusual for a driver to be dead in an accident, this driver has
been dead for over a week... While police are investigating this and
other strange deaths, Lola Hayes, a young criminology student, is
having a difficult time settling on a topic for her major research essay
and seeks the advice of a senior lecturer, Simon Tearle. He sends her
on a path to check out Frieda Klein, a psychotherapist who had been
involved in a number of murder investigations. Once set on finding out
about Frieda Klein, Lola attempts to reach her in London. Why is she
avoiding Lola? Being very persistent, Lola tracks her down and
unexpectedly gets involved in the havoc that Professor Bradshaw
warned her about.
Meanwhile, the intelligent and independent Frieda Klein has been
avoiding her friends because Dean Reeve, a serial killer and psychotic
murderer with a penchant for cruelty and twistedness, is after her. She
has thwarted him too many times in the past. Frieda knows Reeve will
use anyone at random as a pawn in his nasty catch as catch can game
with her, and she does not want to have Lola get hurt either.
Suddenly, things shift and they are on the run. As Frieda tries to work
out Reeve's plans, her nemesis seems to be getting closer and closer.
Frida is used to being on the run, but can she find safe places and save
Lola? Can she guess the right move to make in this deadly game?
Frieda Klein is an amazing protagonist whose motto is not to own
anything you can't leave behind. This is much to the shock of the young
and impressible Lola. Frieda walks everywhere and knows the streets,
the by-ways and even the long-forgotten rivers that run underground or
in canals in the bustling City of London.
DAY OF THE DEAD is the eighth
and final story in the well-known
Frieda Klein series written by Nicci French, the highly
regarded writing team of psychological thrillers composed of Nicci
Gerrard and her husband (Sean French) in England. The Nicci French
team are gifted storytellers whose characters are realistic in actions
and attitudes and settings are vivid in their descriptions and images.
DAY OF THE DEAD is a
suspenseful and captivating read on its own as a stand-alone thriller
and it is an even richer story for fans who have read some or all of the
previous seven days of the week books in the series. All readers are
sure to relish the compelling wrap-up of this latest novel as DAY OF THE DEAD moves from a
slower paced to a whirlwind, riveting and thrilling page-turner right to
its totally unexpected ending! If you like psychological thrillers, then do
not miss out on the awesome suspense in DAY OF THE DEAD!
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
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