Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Book - 2015
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A bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading Dr. F. Klein. Frieda Klein is taken to see the body and realizes with horror that it is Sandy, her ex-boyfriend. She's certain that the killer is Dean Reeve - the man who has never stopped haunting her. But the police think he has been dead for years, and Frieda is their number one suspect. With few options, Frieda goes on the run to save herself and try to uncover the truth.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780143127222
Characteristics: 301, 14 pages :,map ;,21 cm


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Jul 04, 2019

I started reading this book and realized that the killer who had supposedly committed suicide in the previous novel in this series had been resurrected. Not only that, on skipping to the end of this book I found out that after a bunch of murders he managed to stay alive and free, possibly to haunt the readers in the next book of the series. I returned the book to the library. I gave this book a rating of 1, which is the lowest available.

Aug 16, 2018

First time reading this author’s work. Enjoyed her writing style and the story was interesting, although I found parts of the plot somewhat unbelievable in that a respected doctor would go on the run and live how and where she did, but perhaps her approach and methods are portrayed in the previous books. Frieda’s relentless pursuit and risk-taking to find the truth about the murder made me think of the movie, “The Fugitive” starring Harrison Ford.

Mar 13, 2018

Friday on my mind was a thriller; entirely different from Dark Saturday but intriguing nonetheless. Dr. Frieda Klein's wit, insight and courage had been well established. The friendships she had maintained with her friends: Josef, Reuben, Chloe, Olivia, DCI Karlsson, Sasha and the two women she shared accommodation with were noteworthy. How they stood by her during difficult times was simply amazing. Although Frieda had cut off her relationship with Sandy, Sasha's "short term affair " with him had been somewhat shocking. and would not have appeared to be a deception had the information been shared between friends. The authors had also tarnished Dr. Klein's profile by way of her snooping attitude and degrading comments she had encountered along the way.

Truly enjoyable read that made me wonder how the mystery would be solved. The ending was simply remarkable particularly as DCI Malcolm Karlsson establishes cohesiveness with Frieda by the use of the term "we" when solving the mystery.

Sep 24, 2017

It wasn't horrible as I did read it to the end, but the main character is just kind of flat and blah. Didn't really care about her too much and couldn't understand why most of the characters in the book thought she was so great. I was hoping for more depth I guess.

Feb 13, 2017

I continue to hold the view that all books of the series I have read so far, the first I liked the most. Although it can be said that with this one, came some improvement. In writing you can feel that there are two authors: one is writing dialogues, and another one is dedicated to more complex descriptions.
I didn’t like the fact that authors decided to "kill” a particular character, which, in my opinion, should not have been subject to this fate.
Well, the nature of the main character is all the same - cold, and the impression is, that throughout the book, only what she does is heats the water in the kettle for tea drinking.

Dec 19, 2016

When Frieda's ex-lover, Sandy, turns up murdered and his wallet is found in Frieda's flat she becomes the most likely suspect in the crime. Before she can be arrested she goes on the run to search for the real killer. Ruling out her phantom nemesis, Dean Reeve she must find all of Sandy's other ex-lovers and try to find someone with a motive. On the way she lives a much different life than normal in order to hide in plain sight. Amusingly we see her as a nanny, with wild clothes etc. But Frieda is still Frieda. Intelligent, resourceful, meticulous, plain spoken and somehow lovable in spite of her prickliness. With the help of her ever-widening motley crew of intensely loyal friends and colleagues she can't fail, can she? In a new wrinkle, a door is opened at the end of the book that may extend this series beyond the days of the week. I hope so. This is one of my favorite series.

Sep 06, 2015

Frieda Klein just gets better with each successive days in a week of the series.What a life! By my reckoning there should be 3 more to come now we've had Monday through Friday.I'll endeavour to be patient!

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