Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 1.25 in
Published: April 9, 2013
Publisher: Viking USA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670025674
ISBN - 13: 9780670025671
About the Book
Internationally bestselling author French has sold more than eight million copies of books worldwide. In this release, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse.
Read from the Book
Maggie Brennan half walked, half ran along Deptford Church Street. She was talking on the phone and reading a file and looking for the address in the AZ . It was the second day of the week, and she was already two days behind schedule. This didn’t include the caseload she had inherited from a colleague who was now on permanent sick leave. No,” said Maggie, into the phone. She looked at her watch. I’ll try to get to the meeting before you finish.” She put the mobile into her pocket. She was thinking of the case she’d just come from. A three-year-old with bruises. Suspicious bruises, the doc tor in A&E had said. Maggie had talked to the mother, looked at the child, checked out the flat where they lived. It was horrible, damp, cold, but not obviously dangerous. The mother said she didn’t have a boyfriend, and Maggie had checked the bathroom and there was no razor. She had insisted that the child had fallen down the stairs. That’s what people said when they hit their children, but even so, three-year-olds really did fall downstairs. She’d only spent ten minutes there, but ten hours wouldn’t have made much difference. If she removed the child, the prosecution would probably fail and she would be disciplined. If she didn’t remove the child and he was found dead, there would be an inquiry; she would be fired and maybe prosecuted. So she’d signed off on it. No immediate cause for concern. Probably not
From the Publisher
“Blue Monday leaves readers with the promise of intriguing tales to come”  —People (four-star review)
Internationally bestselling authors Nicci Gerard and Sean French, writing as Nicci French, have sold more than eight million copies of their books worldwide. But nothing they’ve written written before has grabbed the attention of reviewers and readers like Blue
Monday and its iconic heroine, Frieda Klein. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it a “superb psychological thriller . . . with brooding atmosphere, sustained suspense, a last-minute plot twist, and memorable cast of characters.”
In Tuesday’s Gone, a London social worker makes a routine home visit only to discover her client, Michelle Doyce, serving afternoon tea to a naked, decomposing corpse. With no clues as to the dead man’s identity, Chief Inspector Karlsson again calls upon Frieda for help. She discovers that the body belongs to Robert Poole, con man extraordinaire. But Frieda can’t shake the feeling that the past isn’t done with her yet. Did someone kill Poole to embroil her in the investigation? And if so, is Frieda herself the next victim?
A masterpiece of paranoia, Tuesday’s Gone draws readers inexorably into a fractured and faithless world as it brilliantly confirms Frieda Klein as a quintessential heroine for our times.
About the Author
Nicci French is the pseudonym for the internationally bestselling writing partnership of suspense writers Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. They are married and live in Suffolk and London, England.
Praise for BLUE MONDAY by Nicci French : “Fast-paced and spooky…it leaves readers with the promise of intriguing tales to come.” — People (****) “A neat puzzle with a satisfying resolution and a terrific twist at the end.” — The New York Times Book Review “[A] superb psychological thriller . . . With its brooding atmosphere, sustained suspense, last-minute plot twist, and memorable cast of characters, this series debut will leave readers eager to discover what color Tuesday will be.” — Publishers Weekly , starred review “With its smart plot, crisp prose, and a stunning final twist, this is psychological suspense at its best. Absolutely riveting.” — Booklist , starred review “This is psychological suspense done right. The authors pace themselves and build the tension slowly while carefully developing each of the players. For fans of Tana French’s and Lisa Gardner’s moody, dark, twisty thrillers.” — Library Journal “Complex and flawed, Frieda Klein is a refreshingly human protagonist, an intriguing debut for a truly unique character.” — Tami Hoag , bestselling author of Down the Darkest Road “A searing psychological thriller in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson and Laura Lippman, Blue Monday is powerful and gripping—a page-turner with heart and soul. Psychotherapist Frieda Klein is an enormously appealing new series hero.” — Jo