Waiting For Wednesday by Nicci French is the thrilling third novel in the highly acclaimed Frieda Klein series.
Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Who would want to murder an ordinary housewife? And why?
Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson's latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox's son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted.
When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life, her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda's help more than ever before.
But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life, she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient's chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Or is it merely a symptom of her own increasingly fragile mind?
Because, as Frieda knows, every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return . . .
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
'Brilliantly crafted' Daily Mirror
'Full of dark psychology and tension ... nerve-tingling and addictive' Daily Express
'Magnificent' Evening Standard
Two strangely parallel murder cases, both involving obvious suspects who are later cleared, preoccupy Frieda Klein in French's intricate and disturbing third novel featuring the London-based psychotherapist (after 2012's Tuesday's Gone). Ruth Lennox, a seemingly happy wife and mother, appears to have been the victim of a simple burglary gone wrong. Inconveniently, the burglar has a solid alibi that places him elsewhere at the time of Ruth's death. George Conley, convicted of murdering 18-year-old schoolgirl Hazel Barton, is set free when the evidence against him is shown to be egregiously flawed. The police have no leads on who actually killed Hazel. In her quest for justice, Frieda succeeds in linking the two cases, but a jealous professional rival sabotages her formal efforts to help. The high personal cost that a number of people pay as Frieda exposes their embarrassing secrets may disconcert some readers. French is the pseudonym of Sean French and Nicci Gerard, a husband-and-wife writing team.
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Book 3 - still love Frieda but....
3rd book in the series and yes it's great as we're getting to see more of Frieda's personality etc but the 'suspense' isn't as strong with this story as with the other 2 books.
Still a 100% better than the other rubbish out there at the moment. 👌
Another cracking episode
I love this series of books. The story is gripping with twists and turns and the characterisations and relationships really give the book extra layers of depth.
Waiting for Wednesday
Very good book, can't wait to read more!