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 Reeve—the 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 of Splinter 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)
Crisp prose and an intriguing main character distinguish French's strong fifth mystery featuring London psychotherapist Frieda Klein (after 2015's Thursday's Child). A hospital ID band with Frieda's name on it is found on the wrist of a man floating in the Thames with his throat cut. Asked by the police to identify the man, Frieda is stunned to discover that he's a former lover, Sandy Holland, who harassed her for months after their breakup. Frieda suspects Dean Reeve a man who stalked her for years of the murder, but the police think Reeve died years ago. When additional evidence links Frieda to Holland's murder, certain members of the police force are all too willing to believe her guilty. As the prime suspect, Klein determines the only chance of clearing her name is to disappear and search for the real culprit. A twisting series of events lead Klein to be face to face with the killer in a powerful ending. Nicci French is the pseudonym for Sean French and Nicci Gerrard, a husband-and-wife writing team.