The Day of the Dead:A Frieda Klein Novel
William Morrow, 2018 (2018)
Softcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
've long enjoyed the many thrillers written by bestselling husband-and-wife team of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French (pen name Nicci French), but none more than their series starring psychotherapist Frieda Klein, a fascinating protagonist with unplumbed depths.
he authors have put Frieda (and her family and friends) through the wringer again and again, from
. Now they bring this story arc to a conclusion in
The Day of the Dead
, which I devoured in one sitting.
ended, Frieda, horrified by attacks on everyone close to her, decided to disappear from their lives. She has not been seen since and all her friends and family members are very concerned about her well-being.
ay of the Dead
opens on the first of a series of random, inexplicable attacks, all done to pass on a message. While these develop, readers get to know criminology student Lola Hayes, whose decision to do her dissertation on psychotherapist Frieda Klein puts a large target on her back.
ola is smart and inventive. She does manage to track Frieda down through psychogeography. But when Frieda realizes that Lola crossed paths with Dean Reeve in seeking her, she insists that Lola leave her old life behind as she's no longer safe. Lola stays with Frieda.
hen Frieda finally deciphers Reeve's message to her, she decides that she will do as he demands and meet with him - to avoid further deaths - even though she knows he means to kill her this time. Can she possibly survive this final encounter?
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