Long time readers of this series are going to be surprised at the direction of this outstanding seventh outing for Dr.Frieda Klein and her friends.
If you have read Saturday Requiem you know that Dean Reeves has left a grisly calling card for Frieda under her living room floor. Dean Reeves is a serial killer who has haunted Frieda's life for years as both a tormentor and a protector. Finally the police officially believe her about Reeves being alive and an all out search is launched for him.
Unfortunately this does not keep her friends and loved ones safe. I say friends and loved ones, but in Frieda's world they are one and the same.
Frieda's friend Sasha was out of the picture visiting her father. (Yay!) It me drove me crazy about Frieda, forgiving Sasha. I wonder if Karlsson ever could. Oh wait, these are fictional characters. Darn, I did it again, got sucked back into Frieda's world.
I'm not going to waste too much time on how this is such a good book and the characters, plot, pacing, setting etc etc are as good as always. I'll make an exception in writing a bit about Frieda, as even two people who know her well find it necessary to warn the investigating officer that Frieda is different. Her demeanor is usually taken as cold and indifferent by those who don't know her well, whereas first impressions could not be more wrong concerning Frieda.
This has been an outstanding series, but I have no problem seeing this book being read as a standalone.
However, do yourself a pleasure and go back to Monday. No reason to deprive yourself of this original series.