Friday on My Mind

Friday on My Mind

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition.
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Frieda Klein MysteryA bloated corpse turns up in the Thames, throat slashed, and the only clue is a hospital wristband reading Dr. F. Klein. Taken to see the body, Frieda realizes with horror that it's her ex-boyfriend, Sandy. The police think he has been dead for years, and Frieda is their number one suspect. With few options, Frieda goes on the run.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410492470
1410492478
Branch Call Number: Large Print FRE
Characteristics: 505 pages (large print).

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SandraLH
Aug 16, 2018

First time reading this author’s work. Enjoyed her writing style and the story was interesting, although I found parts of the plot somewhat unbelievable in that a respected doctor would go on the run and live how and where she did, but perhaps her approach and methods are portrayed in the previous books. Frieda’s relentless pursuit and risk-taking to find the truth about the murder made me think of the movie, “The Fugitive” starring Harrison Ford.

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AnarS
Mar 13, 2018

Friday on my mind was a thriller; entirely different from Dark Saturday but intriguing nonetheless. Dr. Frieda Klein's wit, insight and courage had been well established. The friendships she had maintained with her friends: Josef, Reuben, Chloe, Olivia, DCI Karlsson, Sasha and the two women she shared accommodation with were noteworthy. How they stood by her during difficult times was simply amazing. Although Frieda had cut off her relationship with Sandy, Sasha's "short term affair " with him had been somewhat shocking. and would not have appeared to be a deception had the information been shared between friends. The authors had also tarnished Dr. Klein's profile by way of her snooping attitude and degrading comments she had encountered along the way.

Truly enjoyable read that made me wonder how the mystery would be solved. The ending was simply remarkable particularly as DCI Malcolm Karlsson establishes cohesiveness with Frieda by the use of the term "we" when solving the mystery.

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mova
Sep 24, 2017

It wasn't horrible as I did read it to the end, but the main character is just kind of flat and blah. Didn't really care about her too much and couldn't understand why most of the characters in the book thought she was so great. I was hoping for more depth I guess.

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Pisinga
Feb 13, 2017

I continue to hold the view that all books of the series I have read so far, the first I liked the most. Although it can be said that with this one, came some improvement. In writing you can feel that there are two authors: one is writing dialogues, and another one is dedicated to more complex descriptions.
I didn’t like the fact that authors decided to "kill” a particular character, which, in my opinion, should not have been subject to this fate.
Well, the nature of the main character is all the same - cold, and the impression is, that throughout the book, only what she does is heats the water in the kettle for tea drinking.

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lpreston214
Dec 19, 2016

When Frieda's ex-lover, Sandy, turns up murdered and his wallet is found in Frieda's flat she becomes the most likely suspect in the crime. Before she can be arrested she goes on the run to search for the real killer. Ruling out her phantom nemesis, Dean Reeve she must find all of Sandy's other ex-lovers and try to find someone with a motive. On the way she lives a much different life than normal in order to hide in plain sight. Amusingly we see her as a nanny, with wild clothes etc. But Frieda is still Frieda. Intelligent, resourceful, meticulous, plain spoken and somehow lovable in spite of her prickliness. With the help of her ever-widening motley crew of intensely loyal friends and colleagues she can't fail, can she? In a new wrinkle, a door is opened at the end of the book that may extend this series beyond the days of the week. I hope so. This is one of my favorite series.

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jazpur
Sep 06, 2015

Frieda Klein just gets better with each successive days in a week of the series.What a life! By my reckoning there should be 3 more to come now we've had Monday through Friday.I'll endeavour to be patient!

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