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Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel by Nicci French
  

Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel

Part of the Frieda Klein Series
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Writing as Nicci French, husband and wife team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have quickly established themselves as leading lights in the murky waters of psychological crime writing and have now embarked on their first series, featuring psychotherapist Frieda Klein, after a raft of stand alone thrillers. In her 4th outing, Frieda returns to the sleepy coastal town of her youth with its damaging memories to help out a close friend's daughter but it only serves to revive her own past monsters and an agonising case unfolds in which a tide of suffering soon threatens to engulf her. Gritty psychological suspense of the highest order, this is unputdownable stuff to read with the lights very much on. A memorable series. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review Blue Monday, the first title in the series . You can read their reviews below.

If you like Nicci French you might also like to read books by Gemma O'Connor, Ruth Rendell and Minette Walters.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The series of Nicci French books featuring intuitive crime psychologist Frieda Klein, always designed to be specifically related to a day of the week, have now reached Thursday. This latest is as good as anything husband-and-wife authors Nicci Gerard and Sean French have written, with the psychologist remembering the small coastal town where she grew up – and to which she has never returned since she came to London. But then an old school acquaintance asks if Frieda will help her troubled teenage daughter, and Frieda is soon in typically unsettling territory as a tangled and shocking plot slowly unfurls. It is business as usual for Frieda Klein, in fact.
~ The Good Book Guide

Reader Reviews

  • Joan Sidwell - 'Once you start reading this book it is extremely hard to put down, it has an incredibly exciting story line, twists and turns and surprises on every page, at times it actually made me gasp out loud.' Read full review >
  • Suzanne Bellingham - 'A recommended read if you love a good thriller which isn’t scary but keeps you guessing.' Read full review >
  • Andrea Dean - 'This book is very hard to put down. Readers will want to take this book wherever they go to take advantage of every spare minute until the book is finished.' Read full review >
  • Jane Birchall - 'A great, gripping thriller I couldn’t put down! I will certainly look forward to reading other books in the series.' Read full review >
  • Helen Lowry - 'The first book in a series featuring psychotherapist Frieda Klein. The abduction of a young boy, along with a troubled client make Frieda think there is a link between the two.' Read full review >
  • Catherine Ann Dugmore - 'A gripping abduction plot from start to finish.  This book has amazing twists and turns to the very last page.  Addictive with an ending that shocks. Leaves you wanting more of the Frieda Klein Series.' Read full review >
  • Debbie Patrick - 'There were twists in the plot but I had already worked each one of them out before they happened...I found the book quite disappointing.' Read full review >
  • Melanie Rose - 'What a great start to a new series! You think you know what's going to happen next then an unexpected twist happens to keep you wanting more.' Read full review >
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'Such a very clever crime thriller which is quite an achievement given the number of stories in this genre.' Read full review >
  • Nicola Kingswell - 'A fast-paced, atmospheric psychological thriller set in London in the run up to Christmas about the abduction of a young boy.' Read full review >
  • Beth Winsor - 'A real page turner, with unexpected twists galore. The characters were very convincing, the plot less so, but an interesting idea which was always gripping.' Read full review >
  • Glenda Worth - 'Psychotherapist Frieda Klein helps investigate an abduction - a great page turning read recommended!' Read full review >
  • Rebecca Cockeram - 'A well written page turner. A little girl is abducted then 22 years later a little boy in similar circumstances. Is there a connection?' Read full review >
  • Jane Priestley - 'A crime novel in which the police are not center stage, this book is refreshingly different. A gripping, riveting read which is highly recommended.' Read full review >

Synopsis

Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel by Nicci French

Two crimes, generations apart...Twenty years ago teenager Frieda Klein was brutally attacked in her own home. No one believed her - not the police, not her mother, not her friends. She left town, trained as a psychologist and never went back. Now an old classmate has shown up. She wants help with her daughter, who claims to have been attacked at home. An attack eerily similar to the one on Frieda. No one else believes the girl's story. Now - with a school reunion in the offing - Frieda returns to the darkness she fled. To the small town which refused to help her and which hides a terrible secret. Because someone at the reunion knows what happened. And they'll stop at nothing to prevent Frieda discovering the truth...

Reviews

'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition.' -- Sophie Hannah

'Brilliantly crafted ... masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror

'Tense, frightening, gripping Easy Living Nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express

About the Author

Nicci French

Nicci French was our Guest Editor in April 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired their writing.

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are fourteen other bestselling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling story in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, Thursday's Child, Friday on My Mind and Saturday Requiem.

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Publication date

7th May 2015

Author

Nicci French

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780241950357

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