Tuesday’s Gone by Nicci French
Posted by Caitie F on April 5, 2013
Title: Tuesday’s Gone
Author: Nicci French
Hardcover: 384 pages
Pub Date: April 4, 2013
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books (Penguin)
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 didn’t read the first book in this series, but this was recommended to me by a colleague It was a really good mystery and you didn’t have to read the first one! Everything that mattered in this book was explained quickly while moving the story forward at the same time, which is something that doesn’t often happen.
This was everything you want in a good mystery. The mystery kept me guessing for the most part, i was able to pick a couple clues up which just shows that the writing was good and it was a great set-up. It will keep you guessing until the end, but it is very satisfying!
Frieda is really interesting since she isn’t a cop, and works as a different kind of consultant . She is smart, but her flaws are obvious and make her sometimes frustrating, but in a way that just makes her well-developed. Looking at crimes from a psychological perspective was different nad made it better than the average mystery.
If you are looking for a good mystery, I highly recommend this and I look forward to reading the next book in the series!