Author: Nicci French
Series: Frieda Klein #7
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A very enjoyable read; however, it is recommended to read the previous installments to enjoy it even more!
Frieda Klein is often consulted by the police for her help in difficult cases, but when a body is found beneath her floorboards, she becomes a suspect in a murder case. While the body appears to have been dead a few months, the main suspect, besides Frieda, has been dead seven years. Is he really dead? Or did he inspire a copycat to carry on his work? Frieda finds herself, and everyone she cares about, being targeted and in danger. With each day that passes, the body count gets higher and everyone involved wonders who is really behind the death and destruction. Is anything as it seems?
This started out very promising for me but I felt as though I were missing some key elements to the story part way through. I do believe if I had read the previous installments I would have enjoyed this one much more. But since I haven’t, I’ll say that the story has great potential and fans of the series will most likely find this one more enjoyable than those that haven’t.
French did and incredible job building the setting and the characters did seem to have a bond I could tell has been built up over the series. Frieda is put in a very difficult situation and while she is the one people go to when they have a problem, she doesn’t have anyone to talk to about her problems making it an internal struggle. Seems to be a common issue for several people that when they need someone, they have no one to turn too.
I recommend this to fans of the series and those that enjoy the mysteries. Also, if readers enjoy stories set in Europe, this is a must read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.
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