By Nicci French
The first ebook 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 every single place along with her debut trip as Blue Monday's iconoclastic heroine. A psychotherapist and insomniac who spends her nights strolling 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 picture completely fits the boy considered one of her sufferers describes from his fantasies. ahead of lengthy, Frieda unearths 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 enthusiasts of In therapy and The Killing.
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Just walking and walking during those nights when sleep wouldn’t come and when she could get the mess out of her head. Sleep was meant to do that, but it didn’t do it for her even when it came in little snatches. She crossed Gray’s Inn Road – more buses and taxis – and walked down an alley, so small that it was like it had been forgotten about. As she turned into King’s Cross Road, she saw that she was approaching two teenage boys. They were dressed in hoodies and baggy jeans. One of them said something to her that she couldn’t properly make out.
We’re looking,’ said Langan. He thought: Seventeen and a half hours. Eighteen, now. She’s five years old and she’s been gone eighteen hours. He stared at the father. You could never tell. Later, Richard Vine squatted on the floor beside the sofa where Rosie huddled, still in her pyjamas and her hair still in yesterday’s plaits. ’ she said. It was almost the first thing she’d said since her mother had called the police yesterday afternoon. ’ He opened his arms and gathered her in. ‘Don’t worry,’ he said.
Someone you can talk to. ’ He had a vision of himself as mad, his face contorted and savage, the horrible feelings he was trying to keep tamped down inside himself suddenly liberated and possessing him entirely. ’ ‘Try it,’ said Dr Foley. ’ Dr Foley started to tap on his keyboard. ‘This is a GP referral. You won’t have to pay. It’ll be a bit of a journey, but these people are good. They’ll contact you with a date for an assessment. ’ It sounded so grave. 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.