Reviewed by Jenna Arthur

Psychology meets criminology in this fast paced, edge of your seat thriller. The husband and wife team of Nicci French does it again!

The psyche is no stranger to pscychologist Frieda Klien but when Frieda gets involved with a new patient, Alan Dekker, she cannot help but piece together a puzzle so disturbing no one could have seen it coming. Alan slowly reveals facts that can only lead her to one conclusion, that this man is involved in the abduction of Matthew Farraday, a five year old missing without a trace from the streets of London.

Alan hungers, hungers for a life he never had. Abandoned in infancy, Alan dreams of a son he never knew, never had. A son that starts to sound and mirror the image of Matthew, the little boy in the newspapers. Concerned, Frieda approaches DCI Malcolm Karlsson, fearful of her patient’s involvement with the little boy. Though Alan is cleared Frieda cannot shake the feeling that there is something more beneath the surface. This spark ignites the fire of Blue Monday’s plot.

Frieda and Malcom delve deeper and deeper as the plot progresses following Alan’s paranoid delusions to the center of a story so criminally and psychologically thrilling that you cannot stop until you put it down. What happens? You will have to pick up a copy to find out! Blue Monday bridges the gap between psychology and criminally based books, making it a perfect read for lovers of both genres.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Jenna lives in the bustling city of Pittsburgh, PA with her fiance and her two beautiful cats. Along with her passion for reading and the literary world, she is also an artist, writer, environmental activist, creative coordinator and aspiring culinary genius. She believes there is nothing better to her then a good book, and lives one cover to the next.

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