Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Day of the Dead: A Novel by Nicci French

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

LOUISE PENNY says the Frieda Klein novels are “fabulous.”
JOSEPH FINDER says they’re “in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson.”
And TAMI HOAG calls them “truly unique.”
Now the final book in this extraordinary series is here. And it’s an ending you’ll never forget.
A decade ago, psychologist Frieda Klein was sucked into the orbit of Dean Reeve — a killer able to impersonate almost anyone, a man who can disappear without a trace, a psychopath obsessed with Frieda herself.
In the years since, Frieda has worked with — and sometimes against — the London police in solving their most baffling cases. But now she’s in hiding, driven to isolation by Reeve. When a series of murders announces his return, Frieda must emerge from the shadows to confront her nemesis. And it’s a showdown she might not survive.
This gripping cat-and-mouse thriller pits one of the most fascinating characters in contemporary fiction against an enemy like none other. Smart, sophisticated, and spellbinding, it’s a novel to leave you breathless.
my thoughts:

Day of the Dead is the eighth and final book in the Frieda Klein series and it is fantastic! Nicci French has written a compelling, thrilling, and unputdownable ending fans won't want to miss. I absolutely LOVED reading all about Frieda and her nemesis, Dean Reeve, and finding out how this amazing series would end.

Frieda is in hiding, because she wants to be in hiding. She is exhausted and wants to lead Dean Reeve away from her loved ones.  So, she isolates herself from everyone.  Especially, as she knows that Reeve will strike again and this time she may be the target. As for Reeve, he is killing and he is leaving messages for Frieda with each murder - knowing that this will lure her out of hiding. The cops are on his trail, but he seems to always be one step ahead of them - ugh!  Oh, and did I mention Lola.  She's a law student who has been advised by her professor to walk in Frieda's shoes to learn more about her field of interest - except, no one knows where Frieda is.  So, Lola sets out to find her, which means that she soon finds herself of interest to Dean Reeve - Ack!  And, that is all I will write about the story. Its just too good to be missed - you will love all the chills and thrills; plus, you'll want to find out for yourself what happens to Lola, Reeve, and Frieda (OMG!). 

What an ending! This series is one of my favorites and I absolutely LOVED every minute I spent with it over the years.  It is suspenseful, gripping, smart, and filled with so many twists and turns, you can't help but keep thinking about the characters and dramas long after you put the books down. I really enjoyed getting to know Frieda, a character who is not the most likeable, but who you can't help but want to know more about.  Plus, the cat-and-mouse story line between Frieda and Reeve was majorly addictive - how could it not be?  And the final showdown between Frieda and Reeve in this last book of the series - WOW!! Nicci French ended this book perfectly and for that I'm thankful - thank you, for such an amazing series!!

I would happily recommend Day of the Dead to fans of the Freida Klein series - its a must-read!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Day of the Dead
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

Series don't always end well; I'm glad this one did! I'll have to keep these books in mind when I'm ready to start another mystery series. :)

Bellezza said...

I cannot believe I have not read a book by Nicci French (whom somehow, I was first confusing with Tana French). I won’t start on this, her last, but boy have you convinced me to start at the beginning!

Ti said...

I have not read this author but don't you love it when you are totally into a series? I am not one for series but I remember the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and how into those books I was.

Ash said...

This one looks pretty interesting. I haven't read any books by her, but it looks good.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm so glad to see how much you've enjoyed this series overall! Thanks for being on the tour!

I found the best San Antonio Damage Attorney said...

I've enjoyed every Nicci French book but specially the Frieda Klein series. A great ending to Dean Reeves. Looking forward to their next collaboration.

Nadia said...

Lark, that is so true. I'm just so glad that this one wasn't one of those. Definitely keep this one in mind when you are looking for a new series to dive into :)

M, I know what you mean :) Definitely check these books out - you will enjoy them!

Ti, I love series. I just love the familiarity of the characters and setting. I never read those books, but do remember you posting about them :)

Ash, it really was such a great series. Definitely check them out!

Heather, yes, I really did :) Thanks so much for having me on this tour and the other Nicci French ones, too :)