Dark Saturday

Dark Saturday

Large Print - 2017
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French's sixth Frieda Klein thriller (after 2015's Friday on My Mind) finds the London psychotherapist under pressure from shadowy power brokers to stick her nose into one of the country's most notorious crimes. They ostensibly just want her expert opinion on whether Hannah Docherty, convicted as a teen 13 years earlier for the slaughter of her family, seems likely to challenge the verdict now that irregularities have been discovered in another, related murder probe. Appalled by the condition in which she discovers a clearly brutalized Hannah at the notorious Chelsworth forensic facility, Frieda does a bit of digging-and starts to suspect the young woman was framed. That suspicion becomes a virtual certainty when a key source is killed.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.
ISBN: 9781432842758
Branch Call Number: Large Print Mystery / French, Nicci
Characteristics: 565 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jan 28, 2019

Frieda Klein makes a very mysterious protagonist. Her obsession with London and its 'lost rivers' gives the author the opportunity to create some very admirable prose. If you enjoy Louise Penny, you will enjoy this series.

May 21, 2018

I liked "Blue Monday", first book of the serie, and this one. "Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, not so much. Anyway, Frieda reminds me of a mannequin. There is an impression, that book was written in a hurry. London described as a large inhospitable warehouse.

Sep 30, 2017

I'd enjoy these books much more if Dean Reeve, Frieda's nemesis, were not part of them.

Sep 18, 2017

The latest in this series named for the days of the week involve psychotherapist Frieda Klein investigating the brutal murder of a family 13 years ago for which the teenage daughter was convicted and sentenced to a hospital for the criminally insane. Frieda is kind of a pawn in this story as the ones who commission her to investigate seem, by the end, to have already known the outcome at the start. I’m at a loss as to why they asked her to be involved. The crime itself was horribly mismanaged with tons of uninvestigated issues. The mystery is ok but it’s just another story that seems to paint the police as completely incompetent/criminal. Meanwhile there’s a small new wrinkle with the ongoing saga of Dean Reeve that may send Frieda off the deep end.

Sep 18, 2017

Only one thing to say about this series; it is the best out there. You must read the books in order. Believe me, this is one not to miss.

Jul 14, 2017

Such a good book leading into the fabulous Sunday Morning Coming Down.


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