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Publisher Description

Blue Monday is the thrilling first novel in Nicci French's top-ten bestselling killer new series introducing psychotherapist Frieda Klein


Monday: five-year-old Matthew Faraday is abducted. His face is splashed across newspaper front pages. His parents and the police are desperate. Can anyone help find their little boy before it is too late?

Psychotherapist Frieda Klein just might know something.

One of her patients describes dreams of seizing a boy who is the spitting image of Matthew. Convinced at first the police will dismiss her fears out of hand, Frieda reluctantly finds herself drawn into the heart of the case. A previous abduction, from twenty years ago, suggests a new lead - one that only Frieda, an expert on the minds of disturbed individuals, can uncover.

Struggling to make sense of this terrifying investigation, Frieda will face her darkest fears in the hunt for a clever and brutal killer . . .

Praise for Nicci French:

'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. No one understands human psychological frailty better. No one writes better about grief, love, fear or emotional damage. Not many books are as insightful as they are addictive; Nicci French's are' Sophie Hannah

'A brilliantly crafted new crime series' Daily Mirror

'Terrific. The writing is pacy, the jaw-dropping twists are plentiful' Short List

'One of French's hardest-to-put-down novels' Sunday Express

'French is undeniably at the top of British psychological suspense writing, expert in the unguessable twist, supremely skilled at ratcheting up the tension' Observer

'A nerve-jangling and addictive read' Daily Express

Crime & Thrillers
June 23
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

She Said78 ,

Blue Monday

This is the first Nicci French novel that I've read and I was pleasantly surprised. Although I enjoyed the whole book, the ending made it all worth it. I'd like to put my failure to work out the ending down to staying awake into the small hours - suffice to say, I definitely didn't see it coming. Onto the next in the series!

Ade Fowler ,

Stick with it

This book is written by two authors and at times it feels like it, especially early on. But as you progress through the book and the characters take shape, you're rewarded with a thrilling novel with twists and turns around every corner. The climax is unexpected and shocking. Stick with it, it's worth it.

CMT@1980 ,


Absolutely fantastic read! But hated the ending! Can't say why.....

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