Thursday's Child by Nicci French is the fourth novel in the bestselling Frieda Klein series, following Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday.
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 . . .
Praise for the Frieda Klein series:
'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition' Sophie Hannah
'Expert in the unguessable twist, supremely skilled at ratcheting up the tension' Easy Living
'French leads the field' Sunday Express
'Brilliantly crafted . . . masterly control of suspense' Daily Mirror
'Magnificent' Evening Standard
'A nerve-jangling and addictive read' Daily Express
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A MELD OF MIND & HEART
Read most of this series (not in the right order) and find the character of Frieda so believable and yet ambiguous. The other stalwarts are resilient characters who have real impact on the stories. Very enjoyable read for us heady types.
Another brilliant instalment to a great series
I just really love the characters in this series, including London and, this time, Suffolk. I could think of some criticisms but having just finished it in a couple of days, my overriding view is that is a really good read. If you are already into the series, this is an excellent instalment; if you are not, go back to the beginning. Some of the relationships are complicated and well worth getting to grips with from the start to get the most out of the series.
Bit long winded in places. Whilst I appreciate that the main body of this novel focuses on Freida and her past, it was as if she was the only person in the whole world who had ever had this particular crime committed against her. I enjoyed the preceding books in this series, however I admit that I skimmed the last 100 pages of this book😁