Ng p with the gang especially Josef the tradie with a heart of gold This is another excellent book from husband and wife writing team Nicci French When they first started the Frieda Klein series I was not sure about Frieda but goshshe grows on you In this story she returns to the town of
youth and it is best to have read the earlier books in the series to get the most out of this one Frieda is in top form as she plays amateur detective ite realistically and also gets herself into a difficult situation with Sandy The book is a definite page turner and is very enjoyable I am already looking forward to the next one 45 1 of my favorite series of all time Just please start at the beginning Thursday s Child by Nicci French is a 2014 Penguin publication #this fourth installment in the frieda klein british #fourth installment in the Frieda Klein British procedural is a bit of a departure from the previous chapters Frieda is approached by an old schoolmate asking for help with her teenage daughter who has stopped eating and has become withdrawn Frieda agrees to an initial consultation and manages to draw the young woman out When it is revealed the girl had been raped and her mother did not believe her Frieda experiences a shocking moment of d j vu when the girl reveals what the rapist said to her This prompts Frieda to return to her hometown in hopes of drawing out the rapist but other Complications Arise When She arise when she her mother for the first time in a long while and when Frieda makes some startling decisions regarding her personal life The subject of rape is one I find difficult to read period Although this book doesn t go into graphic details the reaction of parents friends police officers and men in general is Appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter long buried memories resurface But when tragedy strikes Frieda has no choice but to return home and confront her past And monsters no one else believes are real Through a fog of alibis conflicting accou.Her Youth And It Is
FREE READ Thursday's ChildrenTwenty three years ago Frieda Klein left the small coastal town where she grew p She has never been back Instead she has forged her own life in London working as a psychoanalyst and Nicci French is one of the few crime authors whose work I ve read Alexander Hamilton up to date Thursday s Children is anotherality instalment in the Frieda Klein series sad in many different circumstances Victims are chosen specifically because the perp knows no one will believe them That the victims own mothers don t believe their daughters goes to show that the perp was correct in that and the victims own mothers don t believe their daughters goes to show that the perp was correct in that and says a lot about society It s depressing There s victim blaming and victim shaming and it s hard to readBut this novel is less about daughters than it is about mothers There s a tiny subplot involving poor Sasha who s having a tough time Frieda s mother is dying and even if she wasn t she d still be nlikeable Juliet Klein s granddaughter has had her issues Because her mother s a slut Yes The most recent victim s mother s a slut Yes The most recent victim s mother out at Frieda Don t you talk to me in that calm voice You don t nderstand You ll never Oxygen understand You re not a mother You re just a machine You don t know what it feels like HEREIt s thatote by Maddie that irks me the most And it says a lot about society that nfortunately a lot of people would agree with her Women who aren t mothers by choice or otherwise are treated as people would agree with her Women who aren t mothers by choice or otherwise are treated as lower species inhuman And as a non mother I do take offence to that It s possible to be a mother without being obnoxious and derogatory about it but nfortunately Maddie That she s a victim s mother is no excuse for her to lash out at innocent people like FriedaFingers crossed there s a fifth Frieda Klein novel coming soon I love catchi. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town she grew p in she never intended to return Left behind were friends family life and loves but alongside them painful memories; a past she couldn't allow to destroy her So when an old classmate. .
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is both disturbing and watching the victims suffer this way But sadly this is most likely a accurate depiction than I want to watching the victims suffer this way But sadly this is most likely a accurate depiction than I want to But the thing about this story is how the characters we have come to know suddenly changed or were not in the picture at all and I kind of missed that element Frieda is the lead investigator in this story and gets little help at all from her inspector friend She is the one pounding the pavement doing interviews and trying to gather evidence even DNA evidence which was pretty far fetched Frieda s personality does not lend itself well to this role and it becomes obvious to those who may be involved what she is p to which of course puts her in danger The other thing I couldn t wrap my brain around was the relationship with Frieda s mother and the way Frieda behaved to some recurring characters that just did not make sense and how some characters Sublime Planet underwent lobotomies Seriously they changed so completely I couldn tnderstand it But the story is not without merit Although it drags in places the way everything wrapped Our Martyred Lady up in the end isnexpected and left me feeling conflicted and a little confused about Frieda s future and perhaps a little concerned as well But the ending was chilling and disturbing and had me wanting to immediately dive into the fifth installment which I hope to do very soon This is a very different setup and I m not sure I wish which I hope to do very soon This is a very different setup and I m not sure I wish Frieda to continue playing lead detective but overall it turned out okay The beginning and ending is strong enough to override much of what happened in the middle but this is not the best book of the series in my opinion Hopefully Friday on My Mind will be back on track 3 star. Nts hidden agendas and estionable alibis Frieda can trust no one in trying to piece together the shocking truth past and present When it comes to psychological suspense there's none better than Nicci French And Thursday's Children is Nicci French at her very best. .And Is Both Disturbing And