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Blue Monday: A Frieda Klein Mystery

Blue Monday: A Frieda Klein Mystery

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The stunning first book in a new series of psychological thrillers introducing an unforgettable London psychotherapist

Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London. She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place, but

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The stunning first book in a new series of psychological thrillers introducing an unforgettable London psychotherapist

Frieda Klein is a solitary, incisive psychotherapist who spends her sleepless nights walking along the ancient rivers that have been forced underground in modern London. She believes that the world is a messy, uncontrollable place, but what we can control is what is inside our heads. This attitude is reflected in her own life, which is an austere one of refuge, personal integrity, and order.

The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes a national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, Frieda cannot ignore the coincidence: one of her patients has been having dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A red-haired child he can describe in perfect detail, a child the spitting image of Matthew. She finds herself in the center of the investigation, serving as the reluctant sidekick of the chief inspector.

Drawing readers into a haunting world in which the terrors of the mind have spilled over into real life, Blue Monday introduces a compelling protagonist and a chilling mystery that will appeal to readers of dark crime fiction and fans of In Treatment and The Killing.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This superb psychological thriller from the pseudonymous French (The Other Side of the Door) stars a cerebral and self-contained London psychotherapist, Frieda Klein. When one of Frieda’s patients describes longings for a child eerily like five-year-old Matthew Faraday, whose recent abduction is front-page news, she reluctantly reports what she hopes is a coincidence to the authorities. Det. Chief Insp. Malcolm Karlsson asks for her insights first on one aspect of the case and then on another, drawing her into an investigation involving her patient’s shadowy past and an earlier abduction with subtle links to Matthew’s. In a further breach of her once impeccable boundaries, Klein’s personal life gets tangled as well, when her lover decides to relocate overseas, her adolescent niece grows troubled, and a colleague spins out of control. With its brooding atmosphere, sustained suspense, last-minute plot twist, and memorable cast of characters, this series debut will leave readers eager to discover what color Tuesday will be. French is the husband-wife writing team of Sean French and Nicci Gerard. Agent: Joy Harris, Joy Harris Literary Agency. (Mar.)
Booklist
“With its smart plot, crisp prose, and a stunning final twist, this is psychological suspense at its best. Absolutely riveting.”
The New York Times Book Review
“A neat puzzle with a satisfying resolution and a terrific twist at the end.”
Library Journal
Launching a new series of psychological thrillers, French (a husband-and-wife writing team; Losing You) introduces therapist Frieda Klein, who values the privacy of her patients as much as her own. So when a new patient describes a child he longs to have and his description closely matches that of Matthew Farraday, a five-year-old boy recently abducted, Frieda is torn. Are these the imaginings of a man who is only dreaming about what might be, or are these the musings of a man who has already acted? Did he kidnap Matthew? If he did, Frieda knows she has to go to the police. What is a conscientious therapist to do? VERDICT This is psychological suspense done right. The authors pace themselves and build the tension slowly while carefully developing each of the players. For fans of Tana French's and Lisa Gardner's moody, dark, twisty thrillers. [See Prepub Alert, 9/11/11.]—Jane Jorgenson, Madison P.L., WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101560488
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
36,637
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Complex and flawed, Frieda Klein is a refreshingly human protagonist, an intriguing debut for a truly unique character.”
Tami Hoag, bestselling author of Down the Darkest Road


Tami Hoag
“Complex and flawed, Frieda Klein is a refreshingly human protagonist, an intriguing debut for a truly unique character.”

Meet the Author

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the internationally bestselling writing partnership of suspense writers Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. They are married and live in Suffolk and London, England.

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