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Saturday Requiem Audiobook

Saturday Requiem

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Publisher's Summary

It was an open-and-shut case when 18-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family; she's been incarcerated ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to assess Hannah, she reluctantly agrees. What she finds horrifies her....

Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family. Frieda soon begins to realise that she's up against someone who'll go to any lengths to protect themselves....

©2016 Joined Up Writing (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Dark, nerve-tingling and addictive." (Daily Express)

"Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition." (Sophie Hannah)

What Members Say

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    Mrs 08/07/2016
    Mrs 08/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "OK but a little similar to previous volumes"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Saturday Requiem to be better than the print version?

    can't say only ever listen to books very rarely read an actual book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Carlson, and Joseph, although they didn't feature quite so much this time, if there is going to be a Sunday, and I hope there will be I think Frieda needs to get a bit of OOOmph


    Have you listened to any of Beth Chalmers’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, up there with the best, she has such a lovely reading voice..


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not at all I like to savour the stories from Nicci French


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, not as good as previous instalments a few similarities to the storyline, definitely trailed off towards the end, and a bit of a mediocre ending to be honest

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Miss L brookes 26/02/2017
    Miss L brookes 26/02/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "an ok book"

    for me some of thses are books are better than other but still intresting makes you think

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Florence 14/02/2017
    Florence 14/02/2017
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    "Clever, moving, tense, brilliant!!"
    Would you listen to Saturday Requiem again? Why?

    Maybe, but just to freshen my mind before listening to the next episode that hopefully won't be that long off!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Freda, because it's her story...
    Closely followed by Dean Reeve (?spelling) which might sound odd but because he's always there in a sinister, silent way. Makes me shiver just thinking about him..


    Have you listened to any of Beth Chalmers’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Yes, all the previous Frieda Klein books. She's brilliant, she "is" Freda in my mind, along with the other characters, just wouldn't be the same with anyone else reading.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Hannah taking Frieda's hand towards the end.
    Also the very end... !!!


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next book in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Junie 01/11/2016
    Junie 01/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Another strong Frieda Klein story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, although it is helpful that I have read all the previous FK books and have come to know the characters


    What other book might you compare Saturday Requiem to, and why?

    It stands on it's own for me. The author has done well to make this character so well liked in light of the fact that she is so controlled and disciplined.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    None stood out


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    While it did not disappoint, it is not the best of the Frieda Klein series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathton 16/10/2016
    Kathton 16/10/2016
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    "Disappointed"
    What would have made Saturday Requiem better?

    It was probably my mistake for expecting the kind of Nicci French stories that I've read in the past, which were full of intrigue, underlying threats and suspense. This wasn't. There were too many references to previous novels about the main character which is annoying when you haven't read tany of the other Freida Klein novels. I missed the dark, menacing and oppressive atmosphere of works such as Under the Skin and The Memory Game.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nicci French again?

    Only those that don't feature Freida Klein.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 16/09/2016
    Mrs 16/09/2016
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    "Yet again an excellent Nicci French crime novel"

    Another excellent book in the series. The length of these books makes them ideal for audio performance. Again, the narration was spot on.

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    MRS P E FORSYTH 16/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Never disappoints."

    Another excellent book in the Frieda Klein series, the sort of book you read slowly as you don't wish it to end.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    penelope 30/08/2016
    penelope 30/08/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Maybe take a little longer with the next one"

    Great characterisation, with the usual team, and in many ways a strong storyline, but...

    The ending is rushed and totally wrong. I want clues and the ability to second guess, this seems random and mechanical.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrea white 08/07/2016
    andrea white 08/07/2016
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    "Amazing 6th book !!!!!"

    Loved this book, I've waited ages for it and it hasn't disappointed.
    I do not, however, like this narrator. Her voice grates on my ears. The accents were poor and overall it was not an enjoyable listen.
    The book though? Fabulous.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    E. Simpson UK 07/08/2016
    E. Simpson UK 07/08/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Beth Chalmers/Nicci French power triangle"

    My sixth five out of five across the board review for this series after a back to back listening experience. This is from a previous written word addict who had never "done" audio. When Ruth Rendell and PD James left the arena I thought we had nothing to fill the void. Step forward Dr Frieda Klein. Immaculate performances; impeccably expressed characters and fiendish plots. Bravo to the writing duo and Beth Chambers - your talent is incredible!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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