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Books by Nicci French

  • Black Friday

    The Lying Room

    Nicci French

    Product Code: LRNF
    Hardback
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    'It's Nicci French perfection - which, as we all know, is the best kind of perfection. So, so gripping and brilliantly clued' - Sophie Hannah.

    When Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man, she decides NOT to call the police... Neve is a mother, wife and trusted colleague and friend. She's made mistakes over the years - and some have been deliberate.

    But now one of her mistakes is spiralling out of control and bringing those around her into immense danger. Just how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves?

    This finely crafted stand-alone psychological thriller from Nicci French will keep you guessing.
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  • Blue Monday

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AFPZB
    Paperback
    "Blue Monday" is the thrilling first novel in Nicci French's top-ten bestselling new series introducing psychotherapist Frieda Klein, and is perfect for all fans of the crime novels of Peter James. "Blue Monday" - A day for murder...Monday: five-year-old Matthew Faraday is abducted. His face is splashed across newspaper front pages. His parents and the police are desperate. Can anyone help find their little boy before it is too late? Psychotherapist Frieda Klein just might know something. One of her patients describes dreams of seizing a boy who is the spitting image of Matthew. Convinced at first the police will dismiss her fears out of hand, Frieda reluctantly finds herself drawn into the heart of the case. A previous abduction, from twenty years ago, suggests a new lead - one that only Frieda, an expert on the minds of disturbed individuals, can uncover. Struggling to make sense of this terrifying investigation, Frieda will face her darkest fears in the hunt for a clever and brutal killer...Nicci French has sold over eight million copies worldwide and the Frieda Klein series will make you long for more psychological suspense featuring this amazing new character with every title released. "A brilliantly crafted new crime series". ("Daily Mirror"). "Terrific. The writing is pacy, the jaw-dropping twists are plentiful". (Short List). "One of French's hardest-to-put-down novels". (Sunday Express). Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written thirteen other bestselling novels: "Complicit", "What to Do When Someone Dies", "Until It's Over", "Losing You", "Catch Me When I Fall", "The Memory Game", "Beneath the Skin", "The Safe House", "The Red Room", "Land of the Living", "Killing Me Softly", "Secret Smile" and "Tuesday's Gone", the second instalment in the "Frieda Klein" series.
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  • The Memory Game

    Nicci French

    Product Code: ATXOL
    Paperback
    The Memory Game is a haunting psychological thriller from the Top Ten best-selling author, Nicci French. You remember an idyllic childhood. But your memory is deceitful. And possibly deadly...When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend, Natalie, who went missing twenty-five years ago. Encouraged by a therapist to recover lost memories, Jane hopes to find out what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie. But in learning the truth about hers and Natalie's past, is Jane putting her own future at terrible risk?
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  • Catch Me When I Fall

    Nicci French

    Product Code: ATZQJ
    Paperback
    Catch Me When I Fall is a chilling novel of murder, madness and a woman on the edge from the Top Ten best-selling author, Nicci French. You're a whirlwind. A success. You're living life on the edge. But who'll catch you when you fall? Holly Krauss is a city girl burning the candle at both ends. Despite a comfortable home life, a tough job and friends who admire her, she secretly enjoys taking reckless, dangerous walks on the wild side. But Holly can't keep those worlds separate forever. Soon enough her secret life bleeds into her safe one and everything spirals out of control. She's making mistakes at home and at work, owes money to the wrong people - and now it seems that someone's stalking her. Could it just be paranoia or is she in very real danger? And who can you trust when you can no longer trust yourself?
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  • Saturday Requiem

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AXGWS
    Paperback
    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
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  • Thursday's Child

    Nicci French

    Product Code: ANHZV
    Paperback
    Thursday's Child by Nicci French is the fourth novel in the bestselling Frieda Klein series, following Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday. "Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition." (Sophie Hannah). Two crimes, generations apart...Twenty years ago teenager Frieda Klein was brutally attacked in her own home. No one believed her - not the police, not her mother, not her friends. She left town, trained as a psychologist and never went back. Now an old classmate has shown up. She wants help with her daughter, who claims to have been attacked at home. An attack eerily similar to the one on Frieda. No one else believes the girl's story. Now - with a school reunion in the offing - Frieda returns to the darkness she fled. To the small town which refused to help her and which hides a terrible secret. Because someone at the reunion knows what happened. And they'll stop at nothing to prevent Frieda discovering the truth...Praise for the Frieda Klein series: "Expert in the unguessable twist, supremely skilled at ratcheting up the tension." (Easy Living). "French leads the field." (Sunday Express). "Brilliantly crafted...masterly control of suspense." (Daily Mirror). "Magnificent." (Evening Standard). "A nerve-jangling and addictive read." (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 best-selling 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 and Waiting for Wednesday.
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  • Losing You

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AADNH
    Paperback
    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 where no one - friends, neighbours or the police - believes Nina's instinctive fear that her daughter is in terrible danger. Alone, she undergoes a frantic search for Charlie. And as day turns to night, she begins to doubt not just whether they'll leave the island for their holiday - but whether they will ever leave it again.
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  • Day of the Dead

    Nicci French

    Product Code: BTNXD
    Paperback
    Day of the Dead is the final novel in the internationally bestselling Frieda Klein series.

    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...
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  • Day of the Dead

    Nicci French

    Product Code: BQHRZ
    Hardback
    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.
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  • Sunday Morning Coming Down

    Nicci French

    Product Code: BLMMX
    Paperback
    The books following psychotherapist Frieda Klein have captivated crime thriller fans for many years and now they're approaching their thrilling climax. The page-turning Sunday Morning Coming Down is the penultimate novel in the series.

    For years, Frieda has claimed that supposed serial killer Dean Reeve had escaped justice even though the police claimed he had died. Now she has the (decidedly gruesome) evidence he is alive...
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  • Land of the Living

    Nicci French

    Product Code: ATXON
    Paperback
    Land of the Living is a riveting psychological thriller from the acclaimed Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French. You wake in the dark, gagged and bound. A man visits you, feeds you. And tells you that he will kill you - just like all the rest. Abbie Devereaux doesn't know where she is or how she got there. She's so terrified she can barely remember her own name - and she's sure of just one thing: that she will survive this nightmare. But even if she does make it back to the land of the living, Abbie knows that he'll still be out there, looking for her. And next time, there may be no escape...
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  • Friday on My Mind

    Nicci French

    Product Code: ARCBQ
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    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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  • The Safe House

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AOVTA
    Paperback
    "Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition." (Sophie Hannah). You open your home and your heart to a victim. But your house is anything but safe...Samantha Laschen is a doctor specialising in post-traumatic stress disorder. She's moved to the coast to escape her problems and to be alone with her young daughter. But now the police want her to take in Fiona Mackenzie, a girl whose parents have been savagely murdered. Yet by allowing Fiona in, Sam is exposing herself - and her daughter - to risks she couldn't possibly have imagined...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). "Gripping, chilling, moving." (Observer).
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  • The Red Room

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AOVOD
    Paperback
    "Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition." (Sophie Hannah). Enter the Red Room - where nightmares become reality. He almost took your life. Now his is in your hands...After psychologist Kit Quinn is brutally attacked by a prisoner, she is determined to get straight back to work. When the police want her help in linking the man who attacked her to a series of murders, she refuses to simply accept the obvious. But the closer her investigation takes her to the truth behind the savage crimes, the nearer Kit gets to the dark heart of her own terror. 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). "Gripping, chilling, moving." (Observer).
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  • Beneath the Skin

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AOVOC
    Paperback
    "Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition." (Sophie Hannah). Zoe, Jennifer and Nadia are three women with nothing in common. Except for the man who wants to kill them. He sends them terrifying letters, full of the intimate details of their lives - and promises that he will bring those lives to a violent, horrible end. But not before he has enjoyed himself. Invisible and apparently unstoppable, he delights in watching the women suffer, thrilled by his power to leave them utterly helpless, alone in their terror and confusion. Except they're not all as helpless as he thinks...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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  • Tuesday's Gone

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AFUEP
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    Nicci French, the bestselling author of "What to do When Someone Dies" and "Losing You", returns with the second book in the gripping new series that began with Top Ten Bestseller "Blue Monday". Fans of Peter James' "Roy Grace" series and Peter Robinson's "DCI Banks" series will love central character psychotherapist Frieda Klein, who is consulted on a grisly and seemingly unsolvable crime. For Frieda Klein the days get longer, the cases darker...Psychotherapist Frieda Klein thought she was done with the police. But once more DCI Karlsson is knocking at her door. A man's decomposed body has been found in the flat of Michelle Doyce, a woman trapped in a world of strange mental disorder. The police don't know who it is, how he got there or what happened - and Michelle can't tell them. But Karlsson hopes Frieda can get access to the truths buried beneath her confusion. Painstakingly, Frieda uncovers a possible identity for the corpse: Robert Poole, a jack of all trades and master conman. But the deeper Frieda and Karlsson dig into Poole's past, the more of his victims they encounter - and the more motives they find for murder. Meanwhile, violent ghosts from Frieda's own past are returning to threaten her. Unable to discover quite who is telling the truth and who is lying, they know they are getting closer to a killer. But whoever murdered Poole is determined to stay free - and anyone that gets too close will meet the same fate. A gritty heroine, a gruesome crime and a terrifying hunt for a psychotic killer, "Tuesday's Gone" is not to be missed by fans of psychological thrillers. "Nicci French knows just how to play on our worst fears." ("Daily Mail"). Nicci French is the pseudonym for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple live in Suffolk and have written twelve other bestselling novels including "Beneath the Skin" and "Blue Monday", the first thrilling installment in the Frieda Klein series.
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  • Until it's Over

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AADIZ
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    Young and athletic, London cycle courier Astrid Bell is bad luck - for other people. First Astrid's neighbour Peggy Farrell accidentally knocks her off her bike ...and not long after is found bludgeoned to death. Then a few days later, Astrid is asked to pick up a package from a wealthy woman called Ingrid de Soto, only to find the client murdered in the hall of her luxurious home. For the police it's more than coincidence. For Astrid and her six housemates it's the beginning of a nightmare: suspicious glances, bitter accusations, fallings out and a growing fear that the worst is yet to come! Because if it's true that bad luck comes in threes - who will be the next to die?
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  • What to Do When Someone Dies

    Nicci French

    Product Code: AAACT
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    What to do When Someone Dies is a stunning psychological thriller from Nicci French. Ellie Faulkner's world is destroyed when her husband Greg dies in a car crash - and she's shocked to discover he wasn't alone. In the passenger seat was the body of Milena Livingstone, a woman Ellie's never heard of. But despite all the whispers and suspicions, Ellie refuses to leap to the obvious conclusion - but she does have to find out who this woman was. Soon, she is chillingly certain their deaths were no accident. Are her accusations of murder her way of avoiding the truth about the marriage? Or does an even more sinister discovery await her?

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