Thursday's Children

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 memorie

  • Title: Thursday's Children
  • Author: Nicci French
  • ISBN: 9780718157005
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 trWhen 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.When it comes to psychological suspense there s none better than Nicci French And Thursday s Children is Nicci French at her very best.

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    About “Nicci French”

    1. Nicci French

      Note Nicci Gerrard and Sean French also write separately Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield In that same year she married journalist Colin Hughes.In the early eighties she taught English Literature in Sheffield, London and Los Angeles, but moved into publishing in 1985 with the launch of Women s Review, a magazine for women on art, literature and female issues.In 1987 Nicci had a son, Edgar, followed by a daughter, Anna, in 1988, but a year later her marriage to Colin Hughes broke down.In 1989 she became acting literary editor at the New Statesman, before moving to the Observer, where she was deputy literary editor for five years, and then a feature writer and executive editor.It was while she was at the New Statesman that she met Sean French.Sean French was born in May 1959 in Bristol, to a British father and Swedish mother He too studied English Literature at Oxford University at the same time as Nicci, also graduating with a first class degree, but their paths didn t cross until 1990 In 1981 he won Vogue magazine s Writing Talent Contest, and from 1981 to 1986 he was their theatre critic During that time he also worked at the Sunday Times as deputy literary editor and television critic, and was the film critic for Marie Claire and deputy editor of New Society.Sean and Nicci were married in Hackney in October 1990 Their daughters, Hadley and Molly, were born in 1991 and 1993.By the mid nineties Sean had had two novels published, The Imaginary Monkey and The Dreamer of Dreams, as well as numerous non fiction books, including biographies of Jane Fonda and Brigitte Bardot.In 1995 Nicci and Sean began work on their first joint novel and adopted the pseudonym of Nicci French The Memory Game was published to great acclaim in 1997 followed by The Safe House 1998 , Killing Me Softly 1999 , Beneath the Skin 2000 , The Red Room 2001 , Land of the Living 2002 , Secret Smile 2003 , Catch Me When I Fall 2005 , Losing You 2006 and Until It s Over 2008 Their latest novel together is What To Do When Someone Dies 2009.Nicci and Sean also continue to write separately Nicci still works as a journalist for the Observer, covering high profile trials including those of Fred and Rose West, and Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr Novels include Things We Knew Were True 2003 , Solace 2005 and The Moment You Were Gone 2007 Sean s last novel is Start From Here 2004.

    288 thoughts on “Thursday's Children”

    1. Ε ναι, θα σας το ομολογήσω. έχοντας μείνει στις τελευταίες σελίδες από χθες το βράδυ, σήμερα στη δουλειά κατέβασα (ναι, παράνομα) το βιβλίο και το διάβαζα στον υπολογιστή στη δουλειά υποκρινόμενη ότι δουλεύω!! Και όχι, δεν ντρέπομαι καθόλου γι' αυτό, απεναντίας νιώθω περήφανη [...]


    2. Η Φρίντα προσεγγίζεται από μια παλιά της συμμαθήτρια, προκειμένου να βοηθήσει την "ατίθαση" κόρη της. Αυτή η συνάντηση, αναγκάζει τη Φρίντα να ανακαλέσει γεγονότα του παρελθόντος της τα οποία είχε απωθήσει από τη μνήμη της. Αποφασίζει να επιστρέψει στον τόπο καταγωγής της κ [...]


    3. I am a huge Nicci French fan and I have thoroughly enjoyed the Frieda Klein series so far. I found this particular installment quite disappointing. Nicci French has always played with the boundaries of realism and verisimilitude, but in this case I feel they streched our "willing suspension of disbelief" a tad too far. The whole premise of the book, as well as the fortuitous connection with Frieda's past, rings fake. Good well-rounded characters, vivid descriptions and deep pshycological insight [...]


    4. Thursday’s Child by Nicci French is a 2014 Penguin publication. This fourth installment in the Frieda Klein British mystery 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 experie [...]


    5. Αχ αυτή η σειρά. Το έχω πει βέβαια άπειρες φορές, αλλά ακόμα μία δεν πειράζει. Εξάλλου τα καλά πρέπει να λέγονται. Μία από τις καλύτερες αστυνομικές σειρές μυστηρίου που έχω διαβάσει. Μακάρι να γινόταν σειρά ή ακόμα και ταινίες. Θα είχε μεγάλη επιτυχία.Το τέταρτο λοιπόν βιβλί [...]


    6. Από μέρες διαβασμένο,αλλά ένεκα καλοκαιριού και αποχής από το pc η κριτική έμεινε πίσω. :Ρ3 αστεράκια για το τέταρτο βιβλίο των Nicci French,με την επιστροφή της Φρίντα στο μέρος που μεγάλωσε για να αντιμετωπίσει το παρελθόν της. Η ιστορία ήταν μεν ενδιαφέρουσα και συναρπαστική,αλ [...]


    7. 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 gosh,she grows on you. In this story she returns to the town of her youth and it is probably 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 quite realistically and also gets herself into a difficult situation with Sandy. The book is a definite page tu [...]


    8. This is the fourth installment in the Frieda Klein mysteries series, and unfortunately one I found a bit on the weak side. The story is engaging, and I found it interesting enough, but my issue was with Frieda as a protagonist. She was always very cold (which makes me think being a therapist is not he right profession), but in this book I found her quite unlikable and stupidly reckless. It also really bothered me the way she treated her friends and family, as though they were all a nuisance to h [...]


    9. Όταν έχει κάποια αποστολή, η Φρίντα έχει τους δικούς της κανόνες, μεθόδους και δεν σταματάει μέχρι να λάβει τις απαντήσεις της. Σίγουρα, δεν είναι το άτομο που θα απαντήσει στο τηλέφωνο και θα πει αυτό που θέλει ο άλλος να ακούσει, ούτε θα εκφράσει τα συναισθήματά της με αγκα [...]


    10. Ik vind het enorm lastig om dit boek te beoordelen. Enkele jaren terug las ik deel 1 & 2. Toen was ik mega enthousiast. Ik denk niet dat deze serie achteruit is gegaan, ik denk alleen dat deze serie in mijn geheugen gewoon beter was. Misschien als ik gelijk deel 3 & 4 had gelezen, dat ik dan net zo enthousiast was geweest. Maar enkele jaren, en vele boeken, later, ben ik dat niet.Ik verwacht bij deze serie een heerlijke spannende thriller. Uiteindelijk is het voornamelijk een drama, met [...]


    11. Nicci French is one of the few crime authors whose work I've read up to date. Thursday's Children is another quality 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 it says a lot about society. It's depressing. There's victim-blaming and victim-shaming, and it's hard to read.But [...]


    12. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein agrees to see Becky, the daughter of an old school friend from her home town, she doesn't expect to be reminded of a violent incident that occurred to her when she was sixteen just before she left home. She hasn't been back in 23 years but returns to see her mother who is dying and to see if she can find out who harmed her all those years ago and may also be responsible for the present day attack on Becky.As usual Frieda's friends and colleagues rally round to s [...]


    13. Loše,lošije od Srijede-mlako.Frieda je i dalje odbojna čitateljima.Sebična,ne voli da joj šačica slučajnih prijatelja smeta.Ne voli da ju se dekomodira.Vrlo čudna osoba ,a pisci je uporno prikazuju kao obožavanu prijateljicu.Ne bih s njom ni kavu popila,a kamoli što više.Ovaj nastavak vraća nas u njezino rodno mjesto, Braxton, gdje se dogodio zločin koji je povezan i sa njezinom sudbinom,tajnom.Nažalost,to ju ne opravdava da bude tako odvratna,a priča opet ima neki završetak "u [...]


    14. Twenty-three years ago, Frieda Klein left the small coastal town where she grew up. She has never been back. Instead she has forged her own life in London, working as a psychoanalyst and recently, getting a little attention for her work on several police cases. Frieda has never felt any desire to return to where she came from, in fact it’s the last thing she wants to do. However when an old school acquaintance looks her up, asking if Frieda will help her teenage daughter, she agrees to see her [...]


    15. Frieda Klein groeide op in een stadje is Suffolk. Drieëntwintig jaar geleden heeft zij dit stadje verlaten om er nooit meer terug te keren. Zij woont nu in Londen waar zij werkt als psychoanalytica. Op een dag heeft zij een afspraak met Maddie Capel, een vroegere klasgenote. Maddie vraagt hulp voor haar dochter Becky die door een moeilijke fase in haar leven lijkt te gaan. Zij gedraagt zich vreemd, spijbelt van school, hongert zich uit en leeft erg teruggetrokken. Frieda slaagt erin om het vert [...]


    16. Τι κρύβει η μυστηριώδης Φρίντα Κλάιν στο παρελθόν της; Αυτό είναι το ερώτημα που μας απασχολεί σε αυτό το βιβλίο της σειράς, ερώτημα που απαντάται σχετικά σύντομα, προκαλώντας νέα και πιο δύσκολα ερωτήματα για την ηρωίδα.Το βρήκα άκρως ενδιαφέρον και διαφωτιστικό, καθώς εδ [...]


    17. The fourth book by Nicci French (the pseudonym for husband and wife team Nicci Gerard and Sean French) to feature Frieda Klein forces the enigmatic psychotherapist to confront the demons of her own past when an old classmate begs her to help her troubled daughter."Don't think of telling anyone sweetheart. Nobody will believe you."When fifteen year old Becky reveals she was raped in her own bed, Frieda is stunned by the similarities to her own experience as a teenager, twenty three years before. [...]


    18. I love the books written by the duo that make up Nicci French and have read their books right from the first novel The Memory Game in 1997. Their books introduced me to the world of Psychological Thrillers. Sadly, I haven't taken to the latest series (using the days of the week, with psychotherapist, Frieda Klein). In Thursday's Children, I found Frieda's character cold, humourless, cheerless - and nothing warmed me to her or the story. If a character is not particularly likeable, she has to be [...]


    19. Και φτάνουμε στην Πέμπτη, που είναι «ίσως η χειρότερη ημέρα της εβδομάδας. Δεν είναι απολύτως τίποτε από μόνη της. Απλώς βρίσκεται εκεί για να σου υπενθυμίζει πόσο ατελείωτη είναι η εβδομάδα σου» (σελ. 12). Η ψυχοθεραπεύτρια Φρίντα Κλάιν, ύστερα από τρία χρόνια και τέσσερα βιβ [...]


    20. As much as I liked the start of the series, I found this book boring, unrealistic and unimaginative. I will skip the rest of the week I'm afraid.


    21. Review: 4 out of 5 starsThursday’s Children is the fourth book in the Frieda Klein series, when Maria from Penguin sent me the whole series I literally devoured them; I tend to read only YA and NA these days but it was nice to re-visit a genre I always find myself enjoying.Thursday’s Children follows Frieda Klein, a psychotherapist as she tracks down a serial rapist and killer. When an old friend of frieda’s, Maddie Cappel unexpectedly approaches her for help with her withdrawn 15 year old [...]


    22. It's always a bit disconcerting starting a good story and then discovering that there are a lot of earlier stories that you haven't read. Still I guess this is a reflection of real life. We are always meeting people in the middle of their lives and this can sometimes lead to us making completely incorrect assumptions about them. As a psychotherapist, Frieda Klein, the heroine of Thursday's child, is constantly picking up people at crisis points in their lives and this profession marries well wit [...]


    23. This is such a great series. This particular installment revealed more details about the main character's personality and past which had only been hinted at before. It was also a masterly evocation of life in a small provincial town, and the sometimes painful and intense aspects of the teenage years. Reading it, I was so glad that my teens and early twenties were well and truly behind me. Very well written as ever, with a believable cast of characters and a twisty thrilleresque mystery to solve. [...]


    24. My View:Another brilliant episode in the life of Frieda Klein; painful memories are evoked when a client’s current trauma have a personal connection to Frieda and incidents she had previously forced herself to bury and run away from. As usual we have a cast of familiar faces; Frieda’s ensembles of colleagues/friends that make her (and the reader) feel comfortable, included and safe. With her friends Frieda can be herself, she is supported on her life’s journey.In this episode we learn more [...]


    25. You can't go home again as the very private psychotherapist Frieda Klein discovers when she must return to her roots to stop a serial rapist. A classmate pulls Frieda into the case; her daughter is anorexic and the woman would like her fixed. Discussions reveal she was raped, but even more terrifying for Frieda is the realization that the crime was committed by the same man who raped her 23 years earlier. The investigation turns up a host of possible perpetrators and finds Frieda in danger befor [...]


    26. Thank you so much to the publishers and Netgalley for allowing me to read this book!!!!Wow!!! Another great instalment featuring therapist Frieda and her wonderful band of friends. I am particularly fond of Josef, who is such a loyal friend and Chloe, Frieda's niece. Frieda is asked to speak to a traumatised schoolgirl, by an old friend Maddie. She soon realises the girl has been raped and no one is willing to believe her. Frieda is soon on the trail of a rapist and killer, back on her home turf [...]


    27. Dr. Freida Klein is one messed-up woman and she is a psycho-therapist. She pushes away people who want to be close to her. She had a horrible childhood with a mother who didn't want to be a parent and resented her children and a father who committed suicide when she was 11. She returns to her childhood home which she escaped at the age of 18, never to look back. Frida sees a teenage girl who claims to have been raped in her home, which happens to be in Frida's hometown. The girl shares a detail [...]


    28. I love when stories connect past & present, but I just couldn't really like Frieda - she is very closed off emotionally (we find out it is partly from being raped, partly from her unloving mother) - but her pushing Sandy away without any explanation or even internal thoughts about it was just odd. And her long walks didn't add anything to the story, I found myself skimming pages because it was boring. I might try another book down the line with this character, but I have no desire to read pr [...]


    29. It's been a while since I've read a Nicci French book and I was not disappointed. This is my favorite crime series by far. Dr. Frieda Klein is such a complex character. I love how this book can be a stand alone but it ties in with the other 3 previous books. So well written and suspenseful. Classic Nicci French. Can't wait to read the next book!


    30. These are great stories, with very engaging characters.My problem is that Frieda is really starting to get up my nose. All of her friends and supporters think she's superwoman, morally and otherwise, but to me it all comes across as self-absorption and self-righteousness at times.


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