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Day of the Dead
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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.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Library Journal

    February 15, 2018

    Psychologist Frieda Klein, who's helped the London police on challenging cases since 2012's Blue Monday, has been hiding out from psychopathic killer Dean Reeve. In this wrap-up to the series, she's got to face him. With a 25,000-copy paperback and 30,000-copy hardcover first printing.

    Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    April 15, 2018
    French closes the saga of consulting psychologist Frieda Klein with the story of a criminology student who, casting around for a topic for her dissertation, chooses "In the Footsteps of Dr. Klein," a choice that turns her life into a nightmare.Lola Hayes has no idea what to write about for her final paper at the University of London's Guildhall College. Her lazy adviser, hearing her say, "I'd much rather write about people than ideas or science," directs her: "You want a person?...Here's a person. Have you ever heard of Frieda Klein?" Lola hasn't, but she reads up on Frieda, talks to her archenemy, Guildhall profiler professor Hal Bradshaw, and eventually tracks her down. That's no mean feat in itself, since Frieda, pursued once more by monumentally patient serial killer Dean Reeve, has gone into hiding, and even her closest friends don't know or won't say where. Apart from his earlier track record, there's good reason for Frieda to fear Reeve, who's started to kill more or less random people in order to flush her out of hiding so she can protect the next innocent. One victim is found after his car crashes through a shop window; another's bicycle is struck by a hit-and-run driver; a third turns up dead on Hampstead Heath. DC Dan Quarry and his new boss, DCI Bill Dugdale, have yet to realize that Dean Reeve is behind the latest round of mayhem. After Frieda agrees to take in Lola, she agrees to meet Reeve alone in a place he's picked, and Lola, frantic to prevent what she sees as Frieda's suicidal acquiescence, acts to protect her. Ungrateful Frieda promises her: "One day you'll want to get in a time machine, come back and stop yourself doing what you did today." If anything, that turns out to be an understatement.Though its climax couldn't possibly live up to the harrowing story it ends, French's legion of fans will rejoice that she's capped her memorable week of thrillers (Sunday Silence, 2017, etc.) with this nerve-shredding eighth day.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 7, 2018
    French’s eighth and final novel about London psychotherapist Frieda Klein (after Sunday Silence) never rebounds from its sluggish start, in which a car crashes into a store. Behind the wheel is a man who has been dead for several days, the possible victim of serial killer Dean Reeve. The case falls to Det. Insp. Bill Dugdale and his assistant, Dan Quarry, who are soon called to the scene of another bizarre murder. Meanwhile, lazy and uninspired criminology student Lola Hayes, who needs a topic for her dissertation, decides to focus on Frieda and her unusual cases. But Frieda is in hiding, in fear of Reeve, who’s obsessed with making the psychotherapist one of his victims. Once Lola finds Frieda, she learns that Dean has been following her in the hope that she’ll lead him to his prey. More odd murders that appear to be Dean’s work do little to further the overwrought plot. Some readers may wish that French (the husband-wife writing team of Sean French and Nicci Gerard) had ended the series, which started strong, a couple of books back. Agent: Joy Harris, Joy Harris Literary Agency.

  • Louise Penny "Fabulous, unsettling, and riveting."
  • Alan Bradley "Unforgettable. Psychological dynamite."
  • Booklist (starred review) "The husband-and-wife team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French combine psychological suspense with a form of police procedural in a brilliant cat-and-mouse game that provides the perfect finale for this concluding entry in the celebrated Frieda Klein series."
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