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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).

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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.

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Other books by Nicci French

The Lying Room

The Lying Room

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

*** THE BRAND NEW STANDALONE NOVEL FROM THE MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE *** `You know a book's gripping when you sneak away at any opportunity to read it. Meticulously plotted, psychologically astute' Sarah Vaughan Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man. She doesn't call the police. `You know, it's funny,' Detective Inspector Hitching said. `Whoever I see, they keep saying, talk to Neve Connolly, she'll know. She's the one people talk to, she's the one people confide in.' A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife. Neve Connolly is all these things. She has also made mistakes; some small, some unconsciously done, some large, some deliberate. She is only human, after all. But now one mistake is spiralling out of control and Neve is bringing those around her into immense danger. She can't tell the truth. So how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves? And who does she really know? And who can she trust? A liar. A cheat. A threat. Neve Connolly is all these things. Could she be a murderer? Praise for Nicci French: '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 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah 'Stunning' Clare Mackintosh `A multi-layered plot that keeps you guessing until the final page' Jane Corry `Masterful' Sabine Durrant `The best crime novels combine great writing, compelling storylines, and memorable characters. You get all of that in a Nicci French, but you also get something more: a deep insight into what it means to be human, and how to live with pain and loss' Cara Hunter `Tension-filled, addictive and taut, with beautifully-drawn characters I won't forget. Nicci French just gets better and better' Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request `A masterclass' Jane Casey `Utterly addictive' The Independent `A vivid, finely crafted performance' Guardian `Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror `Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living `Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express `Magnificent' Evening Standard `French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Nail-biting'Marie Claire 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph

The Lying Room

The Lying Room

Author: Nicci French Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

*** THE BRAND NEW STANDALONE NOVEL FROM THE MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE *** 'Confirms Nicci French as the giant of the genre, upon whose shoulders other writers stand' Erin Kelly `It's Nicci French perfection - which, as we all know, is the best kind of perfection. So, so gripping and brilliantly clued' Sophie Hannah `The Lying Room reasserts Nicci French as the master of duplicity, suspense and sleight of hand' Sam Baker 'The hook of The Lying Room is chilling: a woman discovers the dead body of a man she knows and doesn't tell a soul. From the very first page, Nicci French remains one step ahead of us as we race to unpick Neve Connolly's deadly tangle. Expertly paced, psychologically sharp, thoroughly enjoyable' Louise Candlish `You know a book's gripping when you sneak away at any opportunity to read it. Meticulously plotted, psychologically astute' Sarah Vaughan `This book is a pure adrenaline rush!' Jenny Colgan Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man. She doesn't call the police. `You know, it's funny,' Detective Inspector Hitching said. `Whoever I see, they keep saying, talk to Neve Connolly, she'll know. She's the one people talk to, she's the one people confide in.' A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife. Neve Connolly is all these things. She has also made mistakes; some small, some unconsciously done, some large, some deliberate. She is only human, after all. But now one mistake is spiralling out of control and Neve is bringing those around her into immense danger. She can't tell the truth. So how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves? And who does she really know? And who can she trust? A liar. A cheat. A threat. Neve Connolly is all these things. Could she be a murderer? Praise for Nicci French: '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 'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah 'Stunning' Clare Mackintosh `A multi-layered plot that keeps you guessing until the final page' Jane Corry `Fabulous, unsettling and riveting' Louise Penny on Blue Monday `Masterful' Sabine Durrant `The best crime novels combine great writing, compelling storylines, and memorable characters. You get all of that in a Nicci French, but you also get something more: a deep insight into what it means to be human, and how to live with pain and loss' Cara Hunter `Tension-filled, addictive and taut, with beautifully-drawn characters I won't forget. Nicci French just gets better and better' Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request `A masterclass' Jane Casey `Utterly addictive' The Independent `A vivid, finely crafted performance' Guardian `Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror `Tense, frightening, gripping' Easy Living `Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express `Magnificent' Evening Standard `French leads the field' Sunday Express 'Nail-biting'Marie Claire 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph

Losing You

Losing You

Author: Nicci French Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

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 . . .

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: 08/01/2019

THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR NICCI FRENCH 'Stunning - I loved it' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go ____________ At long last, a final reckoning is coming for Frieda Klein... On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt, but 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 - psychologist Freida Klein. And the message is very simple. You're next. . . Frieda Klein's duel with her dark nemesis is finally coming to a climax - and only one can make it out alive. ____________ 'Keeps you guessing until the final page' Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband's Wife 'I loved Day of the Dead' - Laura Marshall, bestselling author of Friend Request 'Great writing, a compelling storyline and memorable characters' - Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home

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 CHILLING SEVENTH INSTALMENT IN THE BESTSELLING FRIEDA KLEIN SERIES 'Menacing' Guardian Someone is coming for Frieda, someone deadly . . . Psychotherapist Frieda Klein has believed serial killer Dean Reeve escaped justice for years. Despite what the police say, she is convinced he's still alive. And finally she has the evidence. Because 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. It's clear that whoever did this is very dangerous and must be found, but i's also clear that they're not finished with Frieda - or those she loves most. As Frieda is about to learn - it's always darkest just before the dawn . . . 'Addictive' Daily Express 'Nail-biting' Marie Claire 'Ingenious' Daily Telegraph

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...