Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Tuesday's Gone by Nicci French (thoughts)
"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?"
I am well and truly hooked on this series at only two books in (wait...make that three books in - I just remembered that I started off this series with like the 6th book)! My one regret is that I waited so long after finishing the first book before grabbing this one. I can already tell that this is a series where things that happen from the first book will continue to play an important role in future books in this series. This book had such a creepy premise with a woman with mental issues having tea with a dead man. How could you not want to read this one based off of that premise? I was intrigued instantly by that summary! This book was a slow build whereas I remember blowing through the first book (actually I think I read that one in just a day). I loved that it was a slow burn though because I took my time with it and was just so completely immersed in Frieda's world. Her character is SO intriguing to me - I hope that we continue to learn more about her background as the series goes on! I also enjoyed the fact that we got to see all of the other characters that we met in the previous book. This is definitely a series that I would recommend reading in order. There are major things at play (cannot say more than that) in this book that are carrying over from Blue Monday. And the ending of this book - let me tell you what - I didn't see that coming whatsoever! I'm so glad that I already have the next book waiting on my shelves. This is a series to check out if you haven't already in my humble opinion!
Overall, I enjoyed my time with this book immensely! I loved that this one was a bit slower so that I ended up taking my time with it. I'm really loving the characters in this series and especially Frieda herself. I'm so intrigued by the way this book ended - I'm itching to grab that next book (especially just thinking about it all over again). I would recommend this series (start with that 1st book please) to mystery lovers, those readers who enjoy a suspenseful read, and those readers that really enjoy character focused mysteries. More readers need to find this series! I can easily recommend this one!
Bottom Line: This series has become a standout series for me!
Disclosure: I checked this book out from my local library. Honest thoughts are my own.