Books by Nicci French

Nicci French is indeed the pseudonym of British literature journalist Nicci Gerrard and her husband, also reporter, Sean French. Their first book together, The Memory Game published in 1997, was extremely successful leading the way to six others.


WAITING FOR WEDNESDAY by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2014

"French's darkly ambitious tale piles on the complications until you beg for mercy. Hard-core fans of detective work as a vehicle for revealing the depths of the human soul will find it irresistible."
The murder of an inoffensive home health visitor is only the tip of the iceberg in London psychologist Frieda Klein's third case—and a very chilly iceberg it is, too. Read full book review >
TUESDAY'S GONE by Nicci French
THRILLERS
Released: April 8, 2013

"A fiercely intelligent, multilayered thriller, this book casts its narrative net wider than Blue Monday, making welcome demands on its readers."
Still haunted by the bizarre events in Blue Monday (2012), London psychotherapist turned police consultant Frieda Klein investigates the murder of an enigmatic con man whose naked, decomposing body is found in the home of a mentally ill young woman. Read full book review >
BLUE MONDAY by Nicci French
Released: March 1, 2012

"An absorbing psychological thriller that will leave you anticipating the next installment."
More than 20 years after the unsolved disappearance of a five-year-old London girl, a little boy, also five, is abducted, re-opening old wounds for a police detective and raising questions for a female psychiatrist—especially after it is revealed that the prime suspect, a client of hers, has an identical twin brother of whom he is unaware. Read full book review >
UNTIL IT’S OVER by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"French (Losing You, 2008, etc.) serves up another of her wonderfully sympathetic damsels in distress—no one does that better—but then undermines her with some questionable plotting."
In French's latest thriller/chiller, six London housemates are in search of a murderer, except one of them isn't searching all that hard. Read full book review >
LOSING YOU by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2008

"Though one or two plotlines remain dangling at the end, oh how the story grabs."
A desperate mom tracks a missing child in another of French's spellbinders (Catch Me When I Fall, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
CATCH ME WHEN I FALL by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2005

"French (Secret Smile, 2004, etc.), a deft hand at placing fetching young women in fear for their lives, performs as expected."
She's lovely, alluring, successful—and someone close to her is plotting her murder. Read full book review >
SECRET SMILE by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2004

"A stumble: even her dependably crisp prose turns slipshod as, after three notably successful ventures (Land of the Living, 2003, etc.), French's elegant creepiness goes formulaic."
Another beautiful heroine beset by another Iago in French's underimagined latest. Read full book review >
LAND OF THE LIVING by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Despite occasional plotting flaws, that sound you hear is the rustle of pages turning rapidly."
Tough, tenacious, and scared silly: the author's quintessential heroine scores again in this third deft British import (The Red Room, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >
THE RED ROOM by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Not as unnerving as French's flawless Killing Me Softly (to be released as a movie in October) but stylish and engrossing nonetheless."
Another strong, vulnerable, beset young heroine; another brilliant thriller from French (Beneath the Skin, 2000, etc.), who now has to be considered a major player. Read full book review >
BENEATH THE SKIN by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2000

"The shaky plotting isn't up to Killing Me Softly, but in terms of writing and characterization this is as strong as all but the very best. (BookoftheMonth Club main selection)"
Three women fear the same deadly stalker in this accomplished followup to French's elegant debut, Killing Me Softly (1999). Read full book review >
KILLING ME SOFTLY by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 1999

After two in England, French brings her third to the US—an elegant, chilling take on love, murder, and obsession. Read full book review >