Thursday, March 20, 2014

Waiting for Wednesday

A Frieda Klein Mystery

Nicci French

Nicci French’s Blue Monday and Tuesday’s Gone introduced the brilliant yet reclusive psychotherapist Frieda Klein to widespread critical acclaim, but Waiting for Wednesday promises to be her most haunting case yet.

Ruth Lennox, housewife and mother of three, is found dead in a pool of her own blood. Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson can’t piece together a motive and calls in Frieda, hoping her talents will offer a new angle on the case.

When it emerges that the mother was hiding a scandalous secret, her family closes ranks. Frieda herself is distracted, still reeling from an attempt on her life, and struggling with her own rare feelings of vulnerability. Then a patient’s chance remark sends Frieda down a dangerous path that seems to lead to a serial killer who’s long escaped detection. Is Frieda getting closer to unraveling either case? Or is she just the victim of her own paranoid, 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 . . .(from Netgalley)

My Thoughts

A young housewife and mother is murdered in her home. On the surface, it looks like she had the perfect life. But all it takes is for Freida Klein to get even remotely involved and that perfect life doesn’t look so perfect anymore. On top of this, Freida is trying to put her own life back together after the tragedy that ended book number two. She also is investigating the disappearance of a young girl.

Whew - there was alot going on in this story. I really like this main character, Freida Klein. I’ve said it before, she’s like a dog with a bone. Once she starts down a certain path, as she does with the disappearance of a young girl, there is just no turning her back. The author did a great job of weaving all these different story threads into a very enjoyable mystery. I am always looking forward to the next book in the series.

My thanks to Penguin Group/Viking, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.

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