Jan 5, 2018

Book Review: Blue Monday by Nicci French

Blue Monday (Frieda Klein, #1)

Blue Monday (Frieda Klein #1) by Nicci French, 2011
Setting: London, England
Genre: mystery
Source: library ebook

I discovered Nicci French through other bloggers and decided to begin with the first in this series. I was not disappointed and really enjoyed the character of Dr. Frieda Klein, an unusual psychiatrist who used her insight to help solve a mystery involving one of her patients. There are also twists and turns in the plot that kept me interested. I'm looking forward to #2 in the series!

Summary: Dr. Klein notices a similarity between her distraught patient's dreams and the disappearance of a five-year-old child. She unravels the mystery and reveals the link to another child's disappearance twenty years earlier. 

Book beginning:
In this city there were many ghosts. She had to take care. She avoided the cracks between the paving stones, skipping and jumping, her feet in their scuffed lace-up shoes landing in the blank spaces. She was nimble at this hopscotch by now. She had done it every day on her way to school and back ever since she could remember, first holding onto her mother's hand, dragging and jerking her as she leaped from one safe place to another; then on her own. Don't step on the cracks. Or what? ...

I am looking forward to the next in the series. 
Meme: visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.


  1. Intriguing beginning. I like the idea of this book too. This week I'm reading The English Wife by Lauren Willig. Happy reading!

    1. The main character is a really intriguing and interesting personality.

  2. I have loved every book in this series so far...I love Frieda Klein! Enjoy the journey. Here's mine: “NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT”

  3. I used to avoid cracks in the sidewalk, too. And I'd recite the poem about not breaking mother's back. I am read nonfiction this week: Dreaming the Beatles

  4. This story sounds promising! Thanks for sharing the beginning.

  5. This one is new to me. Thanks for the review

    1. I recently found out about this series, Mystica and am enjoying it!


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