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.
About the Author
Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.
Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire. 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 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. 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.
Brilliantly crafted ... masterly control of suspense Daily Mirror Tense, frightening, gripping Easy Living Nerve-tingling and addictive Daily Express
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 26th March 2014
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 23.1
Edition Number: 4