Blue Monday by Nicci French

By Nicci French

The first publication within the Frieda Klein secret series

“Complex mental suspense at its best.” Booklist (starred review)

Immensely clever and poignantly human, Frieda Klein has captivated publication critics and crime readers in all places together with her debut day out as Blue Monday's iconoclastic heroine. A psychotherapist and insomniac who spends her nights jogging alongside the traditional rivers that lie underneath sleek London, Frieda stars in a stunning new crime sequence within which the terrors of the brain spill over into genuine life.

When five-year-old Matthew Farraday is kidnapped, Frieda can't forget about the truth that his photo completely fits the boy one in all her sufferers describes from his fantasies. earlier than lengthy, Frieda reveals herself serving because the reluctant sidekick of Detective leader Inspector Karlsson on the heart of a determined race to discover the kidnapper. Blue Monday is an atmospheric, lovely first novel in against the law sequence for lovers of In remedy and The Killing.

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Alan had just wanted Dr Foley to give him different medicine, to make it all go away, like a stain that could be wiped clean, leaving no trace. He put his hand against his heart, feeling its painful bump. He just wanted to be an ordinary man with an ordinary life. There is a place where you can see and not be seen, an eye pressed to a small hole in the fence. It’s playtime and they spill out from their classrooms and run across the yard. Boys and girls, all shapes and sizes. Black and brown and pink, with blond hair and dark hair and the shades in between.

Everyone hates Mondays. It’s the low point of the week. ’ ‘Of course not. ’ ‘You’re a dinosaur. ’ She was supervising Jack’s therapy training. ’ said Paz. ’ ‘I can give you input over the phone. ’ ‘Better face to face,’ said Paz. ’ ‘Just a little talk. And you and Reuben …’ Her sentence trailed away, leaving a whole history unspoken. Frieda bit her lip, imagining what was going on. ’ ‘I’ve a patient until two. I can get there for two thirty. ’ She returned to her toast, which was cold now. She didn’t want to think about the clinic, or about Reuben.

You’re not talking to the press now, Mal,’ said Crawford. ’ He drained his glass and stood up. ‘Can’t stop,’ he said. ‘There’s a dinner with the home secretary. You know the sort of thing. ’ Then he leaned closer to Karlsson, as if he was confiding something personal. ‘Still,’ he said. ‘You’re due a result.

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