Thursday’s Children, Nicci French

Thursday’s Children opening line: It started with a reunion and it ended with a reunion and Frieda Klein hated reunions.

Thursday's Children

If you had read my review for Waiting For Wednesday you would probably wonder why I chose a second Nicci French book, but it was not until after I read Thursday’s Children that I went back to read my review of Waiting For Wednesday. Having read the book that preceded Thursday’s Children made it much easier to read. I understood the story better and I understood Frieda better.

This book took me two days to read and it delved into Frieda’s past and explains what makes her so intimidating in her present. It is about how our lives always connect with people we once knew, and how dangerous people are lurking amongst the shadows. Frieda is given the chance to heal her past, and solve a crime that should have been taken seriously when she was 16.

Thursday’s Children
When psychotherapist Frieda Klein left the sleepy Suffolk coastal town she grew up 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 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 accounts, hidden agendas and questionable alibis, Frieda can trust no one in trying to piece together the shocking truth, past and present.
My verdict:

If you want to read this book then do yourself a favour and get the ones before it to better understand all the characters.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241950357
Format Paperback
Published June 2015

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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10 thoughts on “Thursday’s Children, Nicci French

  1. I have read Nicci French in the past but not for a while and not these two books so interested to read your review Tandy.

  2. there is certainly something to be said about reading sequels in order. I’ve read books in a wrong order before and found I had to and read the previous books for the story to make sense. What does matter, is that the sequel is still a good read, and not just a recap with a few new chapters

    1. I prefer to read series of books in the correct order, but some are so well written you don’t need to know the ‘back story’ 🙂

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