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Nicci French - Author

About the Author

Nicci French was our Guest Editor in April 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired their writing.

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 fourteen other bestselling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling story in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, Thursday's Child, Friday on My Mind and Saturday Requiem.

 

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Featured books by Nicci French

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel

Author: Nicci French Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

The message from the killer is clear: you're mine. But when those closest to Frieda begin to be targeted the picture becomes more confused, the patterns uncertain. And unless Frieda can find and stop whoever is threatening her friends and family her love and loyalty could come at a fatal cost ...

Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems... Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. (Sophie Hannah). When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F Klein...But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Friday on my Mind is the fifth addictive and intriguing novel in the Frieda Klein series by the bestselling author Nicci French. Praise for Nicci French: French leads the field. (Sunday Express). Brilliantly crafted...masterly control of suspense. (Daily Mirror). Tense, frightening, gripping. (Easy Living). Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive. (Daily Express).

Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Author: Nicci French Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems... Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. (Sophie Hannah). When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F Klein...But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Friday on my Mind is the fifth addictive and intriguing novel in the Frieda Klein series by the bestselling author Nicci French. Praise for Nicci French: French leads the field. (Sunday Express). Brilliantly crafted...masterly control of suspense. (Daily Mirror). Tense, frightening, gripping. (Easy Living). Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive. (Daily Express). 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 fourteen other bestselling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling instalment in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, and Thursday's Child.

Other books by Nicci French

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

At long last, a final reckoning is coming for Frieda Klein... On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering. But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman. Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her . . . After seven stunning novels, Frieda Klein's duel with her dark nemesis finally comes to a climax - and only one can make it out alive. Praise for Nicci French 'Addictive' Daily Express 'Consistently outstanding' Peter James 'Menacing' Guardian 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

At long last, a final reckoning is coming for Frieda Klein... On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering. But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman. Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her . . . After seven stunning novels, Frieda Klein's duel with her dark nemesis finally comes to a climax - and only one can make it out alive. Praise for Nicci French 'Addictive' Daily Express 'Consistently outstanding' Peter James 'Menacing' Guardian 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph

The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead

Author: Nicci French Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 12/07/2018

At long last, a final reckoning is coming for Frieda Klein...In a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering. But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman. Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her . . .

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Author: Nicci French Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2018

At long last, a final reckoning is coming for Frieda Klein . . . On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering. But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman. Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her . . . ________________ After seven stunning novels, Frieda Klein's duel with her dark nemesis finally comes to a climax - and only one can make it out alive.

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Day of the Dead A Frieda Klein Novel (8)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2018

At long last, a final reckoning is coming for Frieda Klein... On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier. On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim. As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering. But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman. Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her . . . After seven stunning novels, Frieda Klein's duel with her dark nemesis finally comes to a climax - and only one can make it out alive. New Feature Information 0

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel (7)

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel (7)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah It's always darkest before the light comes. In the chilling seventh instalment of the bestselling, critically acclaimed Frieda Klein series, evil looms but this time it's far too close to home . . . 'There's a body in Saffron Mews . . .' *** Psychotherapist Frieda Klein's home is her refuge until she returns to find it has become a disturbingly bloody crime scene. Beneath the floorboards the police have found the body of a man she had hired to help protect her. The killer's message is all too clear: you're mine. When those closest to Frieda begin to be targeted, the picture becomes more skewed: the patterns unclear. Unless Frieda can find and stop whoever is threatening her friends and family, her love and loyalty could come at a truly fatal cost . . .

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel

Author: Nicci French Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

The message from the killer is clear: you're mine. But when those closest to Frieda begin to be targeted the picture becomes more confused, the patterns uncertain. And unless Frieda can find and stop whoever is threatening her friends and family her love and loyalty could come at a fatal cost ...

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel (7)

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel (7)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2017

'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah It's always darkest before the light comes. In the chilling seventh instalment of the bestselling, critically acclaimed Frieda Klein series, evil looms but this time it's far too close to home . . . 'There's a body in Saffron Mews . . .' *** Psychotherapist Frieda Klein's home is her refuge until she returns to find it has become a disturbingly bloody crime scene. Beneath the floorboards the police have found the body of a man she had hired to help protect her. The killer's message is all too clear: you're mine. When those closest to Frieda begin to be targeted, the picture becomes more skewed: the patterns unclear. Unless Frieda can find and stop whoever is threatening her friends and family, her love and loyalty could come at a truly fatal cost . . .

Saturday Requiem A Frieda Klein Novel (6)

Saturday Requiem A Frieda Klein Novel (6)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Nicci French's darkest most shocking thriller yet, Saturday Requiem is the stand-alone sixth instalment of the Frieda Klein series, about a young girl accused of murdering her family Thirteen years ago eighteen-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family. It was an open-shut case and Hannah's been incarcerated in a secure hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment of her, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her. And Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family; that something wasn't right all those years ago. And as Hannah's case takes hold of her, Frieda soon begins to realize that she's up against someone who'll go to any lengths to protect themself. 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel (7)

Sunday Morning Coming Down A Frieda Klein Novel (7)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

THE GRIPPING, PENULTIMATE Frieda Klein novel. SOMEONE IS COMING FOR FRIEDA, SOMEONE DEADLY. 'She finds a body under a floor in her home. It's murder. But it's also a message . . .' For years psychotherapist Frieda Klein has believed serial killer Dean Reeve escaped justice. That, despite what the police say, he's still alive. And finally she has the evidence. Under her floor is the rotting corpse of an ex-policeman who she'd hired to hunt for Reeve. Now the police have to take her seriously. Because it is clear that whoever did this is very dangerous and must be found. It's also clear that they're not finished with Frieda - or those she loves most. But as Frieda is about to learn - it's always darkest just before the dawn . . . 'Addictive' Daily Express 'Nail-biting' Marie Claire 'Menacing' Guardian 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph THE FINAL RECKONING FOR FRIEDA IS APPROACHING. DAY OF THE DEAD IS OUT SOON . . .

Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Author: Nicci French Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

In Nicci's French's thrilling fifth book, London psychotherapist Frieda Klein herself becomes the prime suspect in a murder A bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading Dr. F. Klein. Frieda is taken to see the body and realizes with horror that it is Sandy, her ex-boyfriend. She's certain that the killer is Dean Reevethe man who has never stopped haunting her. But the police think he has been dead for years, and Frieda is their number one suspect. With few options, Frieda goes on the run to save herself and try to uncover the truth. Praise for the Frieda Klein Mystery series: ';Fierce, fascinating, and full of insight, Frieda Klein is irresistible.' Val McDermid, bestselling author ofSplinter the Silence ';Sophisticated, gripping, addictive. Crime novels that stand head and shoulders above the competition.' Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of Woman with a Secret ';Complex psychological suspense at its best.' Booklist (starred review)

Saturday Requiem

Saturday Requiem

Author: Nicci French Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2016

It was an open and shut case when eighteen-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family; she's been incarcerated ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her...Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family. Frieda soon begins to realise that she's up against someone who'll go to any lengths to protect themselves...

Thursday's Children

Thursday's Children

Author: Nicci French Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

';Fierce, fascinating and full of insight, Frieda Klein is irresistible.'Val McDermid, bestselling author of Splinter the Silence The electrifying fourth book in the internationally bestselling Frieda Klein Mystery seriesFrieda Klein is uninterested in catching up on old times when her former classmate, Maddie Capel, shows up at her dooruntil she hears about Maddie's troubled daughter, Becky. The teenager claims she was raped in her own bed one night while her mother was downstairs. Her assailant left her with a warning: ';Don't think of telling anyone, sweetheart. Nobody will believe you.' And no one doesexcept Frieda. Becky's story awakens dark memories of an eerily similar incident in Frieda's own past that she's been avoiding for decades. When Becky is found hanging from a beam in her bedroom, Frieda returns home, seeking out her old high school friends to ask what they remember about the night that prompted Frieda to leave town for good. But confronting the ghosts of the past turns out to be more dangerous than she ever expected.

Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems... Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. (Sophie Hannah). When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F Klein...But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Friday on my Mind is the fifth addictive and intriguing novel in the Frieda Klein series by the bestselling author Nicci French. Praise for Nicci French: French leads the field. (Sunday Express). Brilliantly crafted...masterly control of suspense. (Daily Mirror). Tense, frightening, gripping. (Easy Living). Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive. (Daily Express).

Friday on My Mind A Frieda Klein Novel (Book 5)

Friday on My Mind A Frieda Klein Novel (Book 5)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Rich in intrigue, intensity and atmosphere, Friday on my Mind is classic Nicci French - a dark, gripping and sophisticated masterclass in psychological suspense in which nothing is quite what it seems . . . 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah *** When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is a hospital band. On it are the words Dr F. Klein . . . But psychotherapist Frieda Klein is very much alive. And, after evidence linking her to the murder is discovered, she becomes the prime suspect. Unable to convince the police of her innocence, Frieda is forced to make a bold decision in order to piece together the terrible truth before it's too late either for her or for those she loves. Friday on my Mind is the fifth addictive and intriguing novel in the Frieda Klein series by the bestselling author Nicci French. Praise for Nicci French: 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express

Beneath the Skin With a new introduction by A. J. Finn

Beneath the Skin With a new introduction by A. J. Finn

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by A. J. Finn*** Someone's watching you. You don't know who. But he knows you . . . Zoe, Jennifer and Nadia are three women with nothing in common. Except for the man who wants to kill them. He sends them terrifying letters - promising to bring their lives to a violent, horrible end. But not before he has enjoyed himself. He delights in watching the women suffer, thrilled by his power to leave them utterly helpless, alone and in terror. Except they're not all as helpless as he thinks . . . 'Nicci French represent psychological suspense at its most searching and incisive' A. J. Finn, internationally No. 1 Bestselling Author of The Woman In The Window

The Red Room With a new introduction by Peter James

The Red Room With a new introduction by Peter James

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction from Peter James*** He almost took your life. Now his is in your hands... When Leanne, a homeless young girl, is murdered beside a canal in North London, the police are certain that known oddball Michael Doll is the killer. Psychologist Kit Quinn, assisting the investigation, has her own reasons to despise Doll - but she soon realises that the case is more complicated than the investigators suspect. Because Kit has found a link to another death. Which means they might have a serial killer on their hands... 'The writing has that rare ability to reach out from the page into your soul, grip your heartstrings, and not let go of them until the very end.' Peter James

The Safe House

The Safe House

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah *** You open your home and your heart to a victim. But your house is anything but safe . . . Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder. She's moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered. Yet by allowing Fiona in, Sam is exposing herself - and her daughter - to risks she couldn't possibly have imagined . . . *** Praise for Nicci French: 'French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror 'Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living 'Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express 'Gripping, chilling, moving' Observer

Thursday's Child A Frieda Klein Novel (4)

Thursday's Child A Frieda Klein Novel (4)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn't allow to destroy her. Years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter. When death follows, Frieda has no choice but to return home to confront her past. And the monsters no one else believed were real. . . Frieda can trust no one as she tries to piece together the shocking truth before another innocent dies.

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

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

#Youdunnit

#Youdunnit

Author: Nicci French, Alastair Gunn, Tim Weaver Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2013

One crowdsourced storyline, three finely crafted stories by Penguin authors Nicci French, Tim Weaver and Alastair Gunn.What crime has been committed?Who is the victim?And who will solve the case?Write a short crime story, using plot details crowdsourced on Twitter. This was the challenge we put to three Penguin authors - Nicci French, Time Weaver and Alastair Gunn. How different would the stories be? And how would the authors cope, with so much of the detail out of their hands?#YoudunnitThree very different murders and three unique takes on your travel photographer turned reluctant sleuth, Lucinda Berrington. Deep in the suffocating British countryside, the gangland streets of Cape Town or the glossy world of professional cycling, Twitter followers are meeting an unsavoury demise.Maybe next time you log in you'll wonder...Are you following them, or are they following you?This ebook is brought to you free of charge by Penguin, in association with Specsavers. Look out for other titles by all three authors: Thursday's Children by Nicci French, follows Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday as the fourth in the Frieda Klein series.Richard & Judy book club pick Never Coming Back is the fourth David Raker thriller by Tim Weaver, author of Vanished,Chasing the Dead and The Dead Tracks. Alastair Gunn's debut crime novel, The Advent Killer, is available from Penguin from November 2013, and introduces DCI Antonia Hawkins.

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2013

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: '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.

Tuesday's Gone A Frieda Klein Novel (2)

Tuesday's Gone A Frieda Klein Novel (2)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Nicci French, the bestselling author of What to do When Someone Dies and Losing You, returns with the second book in the gripping new series that began with Top Ten Bestseller Blue Monday. Fans of Peter James' Roy Grace series and Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series will love central character psychotherapist Frieda Klein, who is consulted on a grisly and seemingly unsolvable crime. For Frieda Klein the days get longer, the cases darker . . . Psychotherapist Frieda Klein thought she was done with the police. But once more DCI Karlsson is knocking at her door. A man's decomposed body has been found in the flat of Michelle Doyce, a woman trapped in a world of strange mental disorder. The police don't know who it is, how he got there or what happened - and Michelle can't tell them. But Karlsson hopes Frieda can get access to the truths buried beneath her confusion. Painstakingly, Frieda uncovers a possible identity for the corpse: Robert Poole, a jack of all trades and master conman. But the deeper Frieda and Karlsson dig into Poole's past, the more of his victims they encounter - and the more motives they find for murder. Meanwhile, violent ghosts from Frieda's own past are returning to threaten her. Unable to discover quite who is telling the truth and who is lying, they know they are getting closer to a killer. But whoever murdered Poole is determined to stay free - and anyone that gets too close will meet the same fate. A gritty heroine, a gruesome crime and a terrifying hunt for a psychotic killer, Tuesday's Gone is not to be missed by fans of psychological thrillers. 'Nicci French knows just how to play on our worst fears' Daily Mail Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written twelve other bestselling novels including Beneath the Skin and Blue Monday, the first thrilling instalment in the Frieda Klein series.

What to Do When Someone Dies

What to Do When Someone Dies

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2010

What to Do When Someone Dies is another ingenious thriller from the best-loved, bestselling author, Nicci French Ellie Faulkner's world has been destroyed. Her husband Greg died in a car crash - and he wasn't alone. In the passenger seat was the body of Milena Livingstone - a woman Ellie's never heard of. But Ellie refuses to leap to the obvious conclusion, despite the whispers and suspicions of those around her. Maybe it's the grief, but Ellie has to find out who this woman was - and prove Greg wasn't having an affair. And soon she is chillingly certain their deaths were no accident. Are Ellie's accusations of murder her way of avoiding the truth about her marriage? Or does an even more sinister discovery await her? Praise for Nicci French: 'Relentlessly enjoyable and gripping from the first page to the last' Evening Standard 'You'll be totally gripped until a very unexpected twist knocks you for six' Cosmopolitan 'You'll be hooked from the first page. A compulsive page-turner' Daily Express

Killing Me Softly With a new introduction by Peter Robinson

Killing Me Softly With a new introduction by Peter Robinson

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2009

***Special anniversay edition, with a new introduction by Peter Robinson*** You're in passionate love. And grave danger . . . Alice Loudon couldn't resist abandoning her old, safe life for a wild affair. And in Adam Tallis, a rugged mountaineer with a murky past, Alice finds a man who can teach her things about herself that she never even suspected. But sexual obsession has its dark side - and so does Adam. Soon, both are threatening all that Alice has left. First her sanity. Then her life. 'The pacing is spot on, and the tension keeps creeping up and up right to the explosive end' Peter Robinson, bestselling author of the DCI Banks Series

Until It's Over

Until It's Over

Author: Nicci French Format: eBook Release Date: 17/03/2009

Astrid Bell has known most of her housemates for years, but while they have a tangled history together-romantic pairings, one-night stands, friendships-each of them also has a past.Astrid is on her way home one day when her neighbor accidentally knocks her off her bike. Bruised but not broken, her roommates help her home. The next day, they learn that same neighbor was beaten to death only hours after the accident. Each of them tells the police what little they know and are dismissed-until Astrid stumbles over another body. Two brutal murders in less than a week is more than just bad luck.As the difference between friend and stranger grows harder to judge, and as the line between attraction and danger thins, the housemates-unsure if there's a killer in their midst-guard against becoming his next victim in this steamy and suspenseful thriller from internationally bestselling author Nicci French.

Losing You

Losing You

Author: Nicci French Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2008

It's Nina Landry's birthday, and she's supposed to have her kids ready to leave in a few hours for a Christmas holiday in Florida with her new boyfriend, but her fifteen-year-old daughter Charlie spent the night at a friend's and hasn't come home yet. Not by ten a.m., not by eleven. Nina is getting angry---they have a plane to catch, and Charlie hasn't even bothered to pack. As time passes, though slower and slower by the minute, Nina becomes uneasy. Her anger gives way to worry, and that worry quickly builds into panic.By one p.m., she's wondering, has Charlie run away, or has something far worse happened? And why won't anyone---not the cops, not Charlie's friends, not Charlie's father---take her disappearance seriously?As day turns to night on their home of Sandling Island sixty miles from London, and a series of ominous secrets leads Nina from sickening suspicion to deadly certainty, the question becomes less whether she and her daughter will leave the island in time and more whether they'll ever leave it again.In Losing You, the newest thriller from the long-acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Nicci French unravels one mother's life and replaces it with every mother's worst nightmare.

Secret Smile With a new introduction by Erin Kelly

Secret Smile With a new introduction by Erin Kelly

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Erin Kelly*** You have an affair. You finish it. You think it's over. You're dead wrong . . . Miranda Cotton thinks she's put boyfriend Brendan out of her life for good. But two weeks later, she discovers that he's intimately involved with her sister. What began as an embarrassment becomes threatening - then utterly terrifying. Because Brendan will stop at nothing to be part of Miranda's life - even if it means taking it from her . . . 'Too few novelists can combine this level of page-turning suspense with character care and pin-sharp prose' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said

Losing You

Losing You

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Losing You is a nail-biter of a thriller from the bestselling author, Nicci French The clock is ticking - and the search hasn't even begun . . . Nina Landry has given up city life for the isolated community of Sandling Island, lying off the bleak east coast of England. At night the wind howls. Sometimes they are cut off by the incoming tide. For Nina though it is home. It is safe. But when Nina's teenage daughter Charlie fails to return from a sleepover on the day they're due to go on holiday, the island becomes a different place altogether. A place of secrets and suspicions. Where no one - friends, neighbours or the police - believes Nina's instinctive fear that her daughter is in terrible danger. Alone, she undergoes a frantic search for Charlie. And as day turns to night, she begins to doubt not just whether they'll leave the island for their holiday - but whether they will ever leave it again. 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 'You live through every nail-biting minute' Guardian 'A brilliantly crafted new crime series' Daily Mirror 'Terrific. The writing is pacy, the jaw-dropping twists are plentiful' Short List 'One of French's hardest-to-put-down novels' Sunday Express 'French is undeniably at the top of British psychological suspense writing, expert in the unguessable twist, supremely skilled at ratcheting up the tension' Observer 'A nerve-jangling and addictive read' Daily Express

Land of the Living

Land of the Living

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Land of the Living is a riveting psychological thriller from the acclaimed Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French You wake in the dark, gagged and bound. A man visits you, feeds you. And tells you that he will kill you - just like all the rest. Abbie Devereaux doesn't know where she is or how she got there. She's so terrified she can barely remember her own name - and she's sure of just one thing: that she will survive this nightmare. But even if she does make it back to the land of the living, Abbie knows that he'll still be out there, looking for her. And next time, there may be no escape . . .

Catch Me When I Fall

Catch Me When I Fall

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Catch Me When I Fall is a chilling novel of murder, madness and a woman on the edge from the Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French You're a whirlwind. A success. You're living life on the edge. But who'll catch you when you fall? Holly Krauss is a city girl burning the candle at both ends. Despite a comfortable home life, a tough job and friends who admire her, she secretly enjoys taking reckless, dangerous walks on the wild side. But Holly can't keep those worlds separate forever. Soon enough her secret life bleeds into her safe one and everything spirals out of control. She's making mistakes at home and at work, owes money to the wrong people - and now it seems that someone's stalking her. Could it just be paranoia or is she in very real danger? And who can you trust when you can no longer trust yourself?

The Memory Game With a new introduction by Sophie Hannah

The Memory Game With a new introduction by Sophie Hannah

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2008

***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Sophie Hannah*** You remember an idyllic childhood. But your memory is deceitful. And possibly deadly . . . When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend, Natalie, who went missing twenty-five years before. Jane is encouraged by her therapist to recover what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie. But as Jane learns the truth about her past, is she putting her own future at terrible risk? A perfect blend of emotional honesty and plot-related trickery Sophie Hannah The Memory Game was the book that made me want to write a psychological thriller Laura Marshall, no.1 bestselling author of Friend Request.

Catch Me When I Fall

Catch Me When I Fall

Author: Nicci French Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2006

Holly Krauss lives her life in the fast lane. A successful, happily married businesswoman, she is loved and admired by everyone she meets.But thats only one side of Holly. The other takes regular walks on the wild side and is making reckless mistakes.When the two sides of Hollys life collide, her world quickly spirals out of control. She thinks shes being stalked, that someone is trying to extort money from her, and that threats lurk around every corner. Soon the people closest to her are running out of patience....But are her fears due to paranoia and illness, or is the danger very, very real?And if Hollys judgment and mental health are not sound, who will catch her when she falls?

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Waiting for Wednesday A Frieda Klein Novel (3)

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2005

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