By Nicci French
The first booklet within the Frieda Klein secret series
“Complex mental suspense at its best.” —Booklist (starred review)
Immensely clever and poignantly human, Frieda Klein has captivated ebook critics and crime readers all over along with her debut day trip as Blue Monday's iconoclastic heroine. A psychotherapist and insomniac who spends her nights strolling alongside the traditional rivers that lie underneath smooth London, Frieda stars in a blinding new crime sequence during which the terrors of the brain spill over into actual life.
When five-year-old Matthew Farraday is kidnapped, Frieda can't forget about the truth that his picture completely suits the boy certainly one of her sufferers describes from his fantasies. prior to lengthy, Frieda unearths herself serving because the reluctant sidekick of Detective leader Inspector Karlsson on the middle of a determined race to discover the kidnapper. Blue Monday is an atmospheric, attractive first novel in against the law sequence for lovers of In therapy and The Killing.
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Life has to go on. ’ Deborah stood up, thin legs on high heels and a round stomach pushing at her shirt. He could see her belly button. Her mouth was a thin, trembling line. ‘You bastard,’ she said. ’ ‘Why not? Anything rather than life has to go on. But don’t worry. ’ When Rosie went to university she called herself Rosalind Teale, taking her step-father’s name. She didn’t tell her father. She still loved him, though she was scared by his chaotic, unchanging grief. She didn’t want anyone to say: ‘Rosie Vine?
This time he had backed down, but you only needed one. Almost without thinking, Frieda took a path that wound off the main road, then back and then off it again. For most people who worked there or drove through it, this was just an ugly and unremarkable part of London, office blocks, flats, a railway cutting. But Frieda was walking along the course of an old river. She had always been drawn to it. Once it had flowed through fields and orchards down to the Thames. It had been a place for people to sit by, to fish in.
She wanted her father to come home and make everything all right, but they didn’t know where he was. They couldn’t find him. Her mother said he was probably on the road. She pictured him on a road that stretched away from him and dwindled into the distance under a dark sky. She squeezed her eyes tightly shut. When she opened them, Joanna would be there. She held her breath until her chest ached and her blood hammered in her ears. She could make things happen. But when she opened her eyes to the police officer’s nice concerned face, her mother was still crying and nothing had changed.