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Nicci French

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Nicci French lives in Northern England. (Publisher Provided) Nicci French is the pseudonym used by husband-and-wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who write psychological thrillers together. Nicci Gerrard was born in Worcestershire, England on June 10, 1958. She received a first class honors näytä lisää degree in English literature from Oxford University. She taught English literature in Sheffield, London and Los Angeles before founding Women's Review, a magazine for women on art, literature and female issues. Later on, she worked at the New Statesman and is currently working at The Observer. Sean French was born in Bristol, England on May 28, 1959. He received a first class honors degree in English literature from Oxford University and became a journalist. In 1981 he won Vogue magazine's Writing Talent Contest and worked as their theatre critic from 1981 to 1986. During that time, he was also deputy literary editor and television critic at the Sunday Times, film critic for Marie Claire, and deputy editor of New Society. Before becoming a full-time author, he wrote write columns for the New Statesman. He has written both novels and non-fiction books. They were married in October 1990. In 1995, they started work on their first joint novel. The Memory Game was published in 1997 and was followed by numerous other works including The Safe House (1998), Killing Me Softly (1999), Beneath the Skin (2000), The Red Room (2001), Land of the Living (2002), Secret Smile (2003), Catch Me When I Fall (2005), Losing You (2006), Until It's Over (2008), What To Do When Someone Dies (2009), and Sunday Morning Coming Down (2017). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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(nor) Nicci French is the pseudonym of London journalists, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who write psychological thrillers together. Please do not combine their separate LT entries.

(dut) Nicci French is the pseudonym of London journalists, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who write psychological thrillers together. Please do not combine their separate LT entries.

(eng) Nicci French is the pseudonym of London journalists, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who write psychological thrillers together. Please do not combine their separate LT entries.

And please do not combine the author "French" into this author name.

(ger) Nicci French ist das Pseudonym der Londoner Journalist*innen Nicci Gerrard und Sean French, die psychologische Kriminalromane zusammen schreiben. Bitte nicht mit den LT-Einzeleinträgen der beiden Autoren verknüpfen.

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Tekijän teokset

Pimeyden syli (1999) 1,365 kappaletta
Ihon alla (2000) 1,295 kappaletta
Blue Monday (2012) 1,168 kappaletta
The Memory Game (1997) 1,118 kappaletta
The Red Room (2001) 1,112 kappaletta
Kylmän kosketus (2002) 1,025 kappaletta
The Safe House (1998) 948 kappaletta
Pedon hymy (2004) 932 kappaletta
Losing You (2007) 785 kappaletta
Catch Me When I Fall (2005) 769 kappaletta
Until It's Over (2007) 699 kappaletta
Tuesday's Gone (2013) 652 kappaletta
What to Do When Someone Dies (2008) 594 kappaletta
Waiting for Wednesday (2013) 530 kappaletta
Complicit (2009) 509 kappaletta
Saturday Requiem (2016) 451 kappaletta
Thursday's Children (2014) 432 kappaletta
Friday on My Mind (2015) 395 kappaletta
Sunday Silence (2017) 389 kappaletta
The Lying Room (2019) 380 kappaletta
Day of the Dead (2018) 318 kappaletta
House of Correction (2020) 308 kappaletta
Verlies (2002) 273 kappaletta
The Unheard (2021) 207 kappaletta
The Favour (2022) 142 kappaletta
Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter? (2023) 66 kappaletta
Verlies ; De mensen die weggingen (2004) 28 kappaletta
Nicci French Omnibus (2000) 10 kappaletta
#Youdunnit: Three Short Stories (2013) 9 kappaletta
Vijf spannende verhalen (2018) 7 kappaletta
Frieda Klein Books 1-7 (2018) 2 kappaletta
Lucide Dromen 1 kappale
Bezpečný dům (2004) 1 kappale

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Nicci French is the pseudonym of London journalists, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who write psychological thrillers together. Please do not combine their separate LT entries.

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A stand-out series, strong plot, and an excellent cast of crazy, lovable and caring characters

Good read!
 
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Bookish59 | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 18, 2024 |
Dark Saturday is the 6th book in the Freida Klein series of crime stories written by the husband and wife team of Nicci French. It’s been awhile since I read one of these dark and complex books but I still found the set up and the characters interesting. Following psychotherapist Freida Klein allows the reader not only to meet depressed and unhappy people, but also to meet an entire group of characters who support and help Freida in her quests.

In this outing Freida has been called upon to investigate a thirteen year old crime where 18 year old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family. The case was quickly brought to court and Hannah has been incarcerated in a gruesome secure hospital ever since. Freida finds it all too easy to identify with Hannah and finds that her questions and concerns are being deflected by all involved parties which only makes her dig that much deeper. When one of her witnesses is murdered she realizes that someone is desperately trying to cover their thirteen year old tracks.

Dark Saturday is an excellent entry into this compelling series. Although we see very little of Frieda’s policeman friend Karlsson, it was interesting tosee Frieda taking over and acting much like a detective would. There was also an advancement on the story of Frieda’s stalker and one can sense that this story arc is coming to a head. I am looking forward to the next book, Sunday Silence.
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DeltaQueen50 | 37 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 7, 2024 |
I found this extremely slow to get going and by Part 2 I was skimming. I then skipped to the end to find out whodunnit and discovered that the third part was probably actually a good read, but it was too late by then. Overall this book is far longer than it needs to be and is full of damaged and/or thoroughly unlikeable people.
 
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pgchuis | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 24, 2024 |
Compelling family drama and mystery.

Charlotte Salter never made it to her husband's 50th birthday party in 1990. Her children almost immediately called the local police but no trace of her was ever found. Although her husband was initially a suspect, another death in the area convinced them that the case was solved despite never finding Charlotte. The absence of their mother destroyed the lives of the Salter children.

Thirty years later, the two brothers whose father had ostensibly committed suicide because of his affair with Charlotte, are making a podcast about the lack of closure between the Salter and Ackerly families. Will this media attention finally bring the answers they need?

This was a slow burning and very well written mystery with lots of red herrings and great characters. I kept trying to guess at what must have happened but never got the right answer and so was surprised at the denouement. And kind of bummed. The audio narrator did a good job and I enjoyed listening to her as I followed along in the e-book.

Normally I don't want books in series, but I really feel that the character of London Detective Inspector Maud O’Connor was fascinating and I'd love to read more about her.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for advance copies of this book.
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CelticLibrarian | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 23, 2024 |

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