Dark Saturday

Dark Saturday

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Psychotherapist Frieda Klein assesses an incarcerated woman convicted of murder and begins to suspect that the girl is innocent, only to find herself targeted by someone who intends to keep the truth hidden.


Recommended for summer reading by TIME magazine

LOUISE PENNY says Nicci French's books are "fabulous."

JOSEPH FINDER says they're "in the rich vein of Kate Atkinson."

And TAMI HOAG calls them "truly unique."

Enter the world of NICCI FRENCH with Dark Saturday, an electrifying, sophisticated psychological thriller about past crimes and present dangers, featuring an unforgettable protagonist...

A decade ago, 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the shocking murder of her family. It was an open-and-shut case, and Hannah has been incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital ever since.

When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment, she reluctantly agrees. But what she finds horrifies her. Hannah has become a tragic figure, old before her time. And Frieda is haunted by the idea that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family — that she might, in fact, be innocent.

As Hannah's case takes hold of her, Frieda begins to realize that she's up against someone who will go to any lengths to keep the truth from surfacing — even kill again.

Utterly compelling and enthralling, Dark Saturday speeds readers down a twisting trail of secrets, suspense, and murder.

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Reluctantly agreeing to assess a woman who was incarcerated in a secure psychiatric hospital a decade earlier for murder, psychotherapist Frieda Klein begins to suspect that the girl is innocent, only to find herself targeted by someone who would keep the truth hidden. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2017, c2016
Edition: 1st William Morrow pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780062676665
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY FRE
Characteristics: 390 p. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Saturday requiem


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May 21, 2018

I liked "Blue Monday", first book of the serie, and this one. "Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, not so much. Anyway, Frieda reminds me of a mannequin. There is an impression, that book was written in a hurry. London described as a large inhospitable warehouse.

Sep 30, 2017

I'd enjoy these books much more if Dean Reeve, Frieda's nemesis, were not part of them.

Sep 18, 2017

The latest in this series named for the days of the week involve psychotherapist Frieda Klein investigating the brutal murder of a family 13 years ago for which the teenage daughter was convicted and sentenced to a hospital for the criminally insane. Frieda is kind of a pawn in this story as the ones who commission her to investigate seem, by the end, to have already known the outcome at the start. I’m at a loss as to why they asked her to be involved. The crime itself was horribly mismanaged with tons of uninvestigated issues. The mystery is ok but it’s just another story that seems to paint the police as completely incompetent/criminal. Meanwhile there’s a small new wrinkle with the ongoing saga of Dean Reeve that may send Frieda off the deep end.

Sep 18, 2017

Only one thing to say about this series; it is the best out there. You must read the books in order. Believe me, this is one not to miss.

Jul 14, 2017

Such a good book leading into the fabulous Sunday Morning Coming Down.

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