Blue Monday by Nicci French

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 e-book 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 glossy London, Frieda stars in a blinding new crime sequence during which the terrors of the brain spill over into actual life.

When five-year-old Matthew Farraday is kidnapped, Frieda can't forget about the truth that his picture completely fits the boy one in all her sufferers describes from his fantasies. earlier than 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 fanatics of In remedy and The Killing.

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She held her breath until her chest ached and her blood hammered in her ears. She could make things happen. But when she opened her eyes to the police officer’s nice concerned face, her mother was still crying and nothing had changed. At nine thirty the following morning, there was a meeting in what had been designated the operations room at Camford Hill police station. It was the moment when what had been a frantic search was turned into a co-ordinated operation. It was given a case number. Detective Chief Inspector Frank Tanner assumed command and made a speech.

There was a special sort of urgency in the room. But there was something else that nobody said out loud but everybody felt: a sickness somewhere in the stomach. This wasn’t a teenager or a husband who had disappeared after an argument. If it had been, they wouldn’t have been here. This was about a five-year-old girl. Seventeen and a half hours had passed since she had last been seen. It was too long. There had been an entire night. It had been a cool night; this was June and not November, and that was something.

Tanner kept his voice neutral. ’ ‘What do you think? That I’ve abducted her and hidden her away somewhere, because Debbie won’t let me have the kids overnight, that she turns them against me? That I’ve …’ He wasn’t able to say the words. ’ ‘Not to me! ’ He sagged. ‘Of course I’ll bloody tell you times. You can check them. ’ ‘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.

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