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At long last, a reckoning is coming: the final novel in the internationally bestselling Frieda Klein series.

On a north London high street, a runaway vehicle crashes to a halt. The man in the driving seat was murdered a week earlier.

On Hampstead Heath, a bonfire blazes: in the flames lies the next victim.

As autumn leaves fall, a serial killer runs amok in the capital, playing games with the police. The death toll is rising fast, and the investigation is floundering.

But this is no ordinary killer, and every new victim is intended as a message to just one woman.

Because psychologist Frieda Klein is in hiding. And someone is coming to find her . . .
After seven stunning novels, Frieda Klein's duel with her dark nemesis finally comes to a climax - and only one can make it out alive.

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780718179694

    April 16, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9780718179687

    July 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $39.99

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    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
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    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781405918664

    July 12, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

One

It was a Monday morning, it was bright, it was warm, too warm for late autumn, and Charlotte Beck was about to experience the one really dramatic thing that would happen to her in her entire life. She wasn’t ready for it. She didn’t feel ready for anything.

She was manoeuvring a chaotic little group up Heath Street, as she did every weekday. She was steering a buggy containing ten-month-old Lulu. On her left side two-and-a-half-year-old Oscar was pushing himself on a little scooter. Round her right wrist was one end of a dog lead and the other end was attached to a black Labrador puppy called Suki. Everything looked like it was in fog, but it wasn’t real fog. It was the fog of tiredness that had hung stolidly over Charlotte’s world for the previous six months. Lulu didn’t sleep at night. She shouted and she screamed and nothing helped, nothing that Charlotte tried, nothing that the experts recommended.

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Also by Nicci French

Sunday Morning Coming Down: A Frieda Klein Novel (7)
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Saturday Requiem
The Safe House
Friday On My Mind
Thursday's Child
Waiting For Wednesday
Beneath the Skin: Green Popular Penguins
Tuesday's Gone
Blue Monday
What To Do When Someone Dies
Complicit
Until It's Over
Beneath The Skin
Killing Me Softly
Losing You
The Land Of The Living
Catch Me When I Fall
The Memory Game
Secret Smile
The Red Room

Recommendations

The Thirst
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Black Book
Don't Let Go
The Child
The Couple Next Door
Crimson Lake
Never Never
The Girl Who Was Taken
Inferno
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
I Am Pilgrim
If I Die Before I Wake
Idaho
The Temptation of Forgiveness
Panic Room
The Chalk Man
The Nowhere Man