Post Script: Friday On My Mind – Nicci French

Without doubt this is the best book in the Frieda Klein series thus far.

Cover: Friday On My Mind

Friday On My Mind

Nicci French

Michael Joseph

Penguin Random House

ISBN: 9780718179632



From the brilliant minds of husband and wife writing duo Nicci French, comes Friday on My Mind, the fifth instalment of standalone thrillers in the Frieda Klein character series.

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.

With a rich combination of compelling characters, hidden agendas and questionable alibis, Friday on My Mind is a pacey and intriguing entry point for latecomers to the Frieda Klein series and a must read for fans where we learn more about Frieda and her haunting past…



My View:

Without doubt this is the best book in the Frieda Klein series thus far.


Frieda Klein continues to be one of my favourite characters in crime fiction writing – I love her sensible ways, her determination, her resilience, the friends she surrounds herself with and the advice she gives her clients, her friends and associates; she makes such good sense.  Frieda is psychotherapist – on duty and off – her vocation informs all her behaviours.


This novel is fast paced, engaging and it manages to weave into the narrative back stories regarding homelessness, the disenfranchised, domestic violence and mental health issues .What a wonderful tale of prejudice, murder, mystery and intrigue. Added to this complex plot is the hint of something special to come in the next book – Frieda is indebted to the mysterious and powerful Walter Levin. I can’t wait to read the next book!




4 thoughts on “Post Script: Friday On My Mind – Nicci French

  1. The Nicci French team certainly has a lot of talent. And it sounds as though this story lives up to the reputation the others have established. Good to hear it, Carol.

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