Waiting for Wednesday

by Nicci French

Part of the Frieda Klein Series

Thriller and Suspense Crime and Mystery

LoveReading Expert Review of Waiting for Wednesday

Writing as Nicci French, husband and wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have quickly established themselves as leading lights in the murky waters of psychological crime writing and have now embarked on their first series, featuring psychotherapist Frieda Klein, after a raft of stand alone thrillers. In her 4th outing, Frieda returns to the sleepy coastal town of her youth with its damaging memories to help out a close friend's daughter but it only serves to revive her own past monsters and an agonising case unfolds in which a tide of suffering soon threatens to engulf her. Gritty psychological suspense of the highest order, this is unputdownable stuff to read with the lights very much on. A memorable series.

Maxim Jakubowski

Waiting for Wednesday Synopsis

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...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241950340
Publication date: 14th March 2005
Author: Nicci French
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 576 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Nicci French Press Reviews

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 Nerve-tingling and addictive - Daily Express

Tense, frightening, gripping - Easy Living

Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense - Daily Mirror

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Publication date: 14/03/2005
Format: Paperback

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About Nicci French

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.   Author photo © Mark Read

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