The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Thursday's Children by Nicci French, the fourth novel in the best-selling Frieda Klein series, following Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone, and Waiting for Wednesday, read by the actress Beth Chalmers.
When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town in which she grew up she never intended to return. Left behind were friends, family, lives, and loves but alongside them, painful memories; a past she wouldn't allow to destroy her. Then, years later, an old classmate appears in London asking Frieda to help her teenage daughter and long-buried memories resurface. Death soon follows, leaving Frieda no choice but to return home to confront her past. And the monsters no one else believed were real....
Through a fog of conflicting accounts, hidden agendas, and questionable alibis, Frieda can trust no one as she tries to piece together the shocking truth, past and present. Before another innocent dies.
When it comes to psychological suspense, there's none better than Nicci French. And Thursday's Children is Nicci French at her very best. There are three previous novels in the Frieda Klein series; look out for Blue Monday, Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday.
Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are 14 other best-selling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling instalment in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone and Waiting for Wednesday.
©2014 Nicci French (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
Praise for the Frieda Klein series:
"Brilliantly crafted... masterly control of suspense" (Daily Mirror)
"Tense, frightening, gripping" (Easy Living)
"Nerve-tingling and addictive" (Daily Express)
I enjoy reading but never find the time to pick up a book so Audible has been a great find! Addicted to good detective crime books!
I listened to this after enjoying the first book in the series (out of order I know!) which I got on a daily deal.
I actually enjoyed this too and have now gone on to buy the other 2 books and have started listening to the 2nd book already and must say am also enjoying this.
More of an easy listen without the gore which makes a nice change. Hopefully I can fill in some of the missing gaps from Freida's background from the first case as that seems to run through the series - & Joseph is great!
All in all an enjoyable listen and a good series.
this book finally shows us why Fried is the person struggling to to like life when she goes back to revisit her past. too many characters to remember. thank God for Jose popping up to bring the lighthearted entertainment. Although disappointed that this wasn't the lead up to the final book(unless there is Sat & Sun) I'm still excited about Dean Reeve getting his come upance!
Yes, I Didn't realise this was book 4 when I downloaded it. I enjoyed it and would consider getting the others in the series and read this again in sequence. It does work as a standalone book but I expect it would be better if read in sequence.
Nice mix of characters.
Do you know who your friends are?
This is the first book I've read by Nicky french. .I really enjoyed the book. .The story was good and the characters were believable. It kept me guessing till the end... but then I'm a bit slow. .. .The narrator was excellent too and gave the book a great flow. .and all the characters their own personalised voices. ..would definitely recommend it. ..can't wait to read my next one.
There was no characters in the story I particularly cared for, the plot was a bit thin. If I hadn't been listening on route to work I wouldn't have taken the time to finish it
Unlikely but there are very few I listen to twice.
very much of its genre. No specific book but there are plenty like it. That's not to say it's too "samey".
I'm a little stumped how to answer this. She is a very good reader, lovely voice. But there are one or two characters that are annoying to listen to. Chloe is just irritating but she is a minor character and I find Carlson pedantic and boring. Love her Ukranian friend.
It's the lead one I struggle with. I don't necessarily think she is characterised badly, but there is something about Freida that is cold, humourless and unlikeable. She is irritable, snappy and considering her occupation, goes stamping over people's feelings to progress her investigations. I've listened to the whole series and, if anything, I like her less each book. However, there is a 'back story' here and perhaps I'll be more forgiving as the series progresses. She does have her good bits and can be selfless, it's just I find her soulless and it may be the reading that does this as she evidently has very loyal friends.
Despite my feelings about Freida, I will stick with this series as I like the stories and the characters floating around on the periphery. Don't expect anything new or original, but is there really such a thing nowadays?
I did laugh a few times, and there was a bit of a "message". Her narration brought it to life, I do like it when the writer of an autobiography can read their own book, and read it well. However, this is mostly a bit light and airy and inconsequential, and to be honest, rather samey.
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