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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Friday On My Mind by Nicci French

Setting: London, England
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release Date: October 4, 2016



A man's body is found in the Thames and he's wearing a bracelet bearing the name Dr. Klein. Inspectors head to the hospital and soon learn that Dr. Klein is a woman and that the body is that of Dr. Frieda Klein's ex-boyfriend. Not only is her ex dead, but she's convinced it's the work of a serial killer whose been targeting her. The problem is that records show the serial killer's dead.

As the police's prime suspect, Frieda hits the roads. She's determined to uncover the truth and save herself from being charged with a crime she did not commit.

This is the first of the Frieda Klein mysteries that I've read. I honestly was never that drawn into the story and ended up wondering if I really should have read the prior books in order to find myself drawn to any of the characters. I didn't really like Frieda and definitely was never passionate about the detective. As I couldn't enjoy the characters, I found it a struggle to read the book.

As I reached the end, once again, I felt that sense of disappointment. I don't want to give a spoiler, but it did seem that I should be excited by the next book, and I lacked that excitement. I've read two other Nicci French novels (Losing You and Beneath the Skin) and loved them, so I was kind of surprised to find myself unimpressed.

Given that, I suggest if you're new to the series as I was, maybe we need to start with the first book in the series. I just never felt that Friday On My Mind clicked with me.

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