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Nicci French

Author of Killing Me Softly

37+ Works 17,054 Members 638 Reviews 31 Favorited

About the Author

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 show more 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) show less
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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.

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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Series

Works by Nicci French

Killing Me Softly (1999) 1,370 copies
Beneath the Skin (2000) 1,300 copies
Blue Monday (2012) 1,166 copies
The Memory Game (1997) 1,120 copies
The Red Room (2001) 1,119 copies
Land of the Living (2002) 1,027 copies
The Safe House (1998) 951 copies
Secret Smile (2004) 936 copies
Losing You (2007) 790 copies
Catch Me When I Fall (2005) 771 copies
Until It's Over (2007) 703 copies
Tuesday's Gone (2013) 663 copies
What to Do When Someone Dies (2008) 596 copies
Waiting for Wednesday (2013) 530 copies
Complicit (2009) 510 copies
Saturday Requiem (2016) 453 copies
Thursday's Children (2014) 433 copies
Friday on My Mind (2015) 398 copies
Sunday Silence (2017) 392 copies
The Lying Room (2019) 390 copies
Day of the Dead (2018) 322 copies
House of Correction (2020) 310 copies
Verlies (2002) 273 copies
The Unheard (2021) 209 copies
The Favour (2022) 146 copies
Nicci French Omnibus (2000) 10 copies
Vijf spannende verhalen (2018) 7 copies
Frieda Klein Books 1-7 (2018) 2 copies

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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.

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

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Wow! Powerful novel about extreme human emotions within both regular social environments and in extreme environments, i.e. high-up in a mountain's thin air.

Alice Loudon is not content with her routine life and is easily seduced by a handsome stranger. They marry quickly, and while having great sex her life is deteriorating and disconnecting from reality.

Fortunately as a scientist Alice is naturally curious and reads and learns all she can about Adam, his friends and clients and finally connects the dots to find the truth.

Compelling read.
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Bookish59 | 30 other reviews | May 17, 2024 |
Nicci French used to be one of my favourite mystery crime authors. I still have a few unread titles on my bookshelf, so I thought to revisit this author. Maybe I have aged, or my palate has changed, as it has turned out to be an average read for me now.

Tuesday's Gone is the second book from the Freida Klein's series. I have not read any from this series and it can be read as a standalone as I didn't feel the gap. It somehow reminds me of the many female detective series like Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta or Ann Cleeve's Vera Stanhope, though on a different setting / premise. It definitely suited as a TV miniseries with the way it was written with all the extra fillers / subplots. Hence, I just couldn't wait to finish the book, to get to the end. The ending though, was kinda confusing for me as it sort of did a round robin and then the killer was found... so much for the anticipation. I do think that it will pan out nicely on TV though.

Anyway, there are many new cozy mysteries popping up, I am spoilt for choice now! So, I plan to pick up books from my TBR piles on and off with the hopes to finish it all and not hoard any more books *fingers crossed* So, here's 1 of the many...
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Sholee | 42 other reviews | Apr 26, 2024 |
A stand-out series, strong plot, and an excellent cast of crazy, lovable and caring characters

Good read!
 
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Bookish59 | 49 other reviews | 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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