Blue Monday by Nicci French. It's the first book in the Frieda Klein series written by husband and wife team, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. I liked it very much. It's a series that I have been meaning to try for quite some time.
Frieda Klein is a psychotherapist, based in London. She has a patient that has told her of a dream he has been having about a little red-haired boy, a child that he wants as his own. Frieda is aware that a little red-haired boy, Matthew, has been reported missing and the coincidence leads her to contact the police. She's drawn into the investigation of the missing boy. Twenty-two years ago, another child went missing, a little girl. That child was never found. Is it all happening again?
I liked the character of Frieda. She's a reclusive woman who mainly sees patients, listens to their woes, and then walks the streets at night thinking and battling insomnia. There is obviously much we don't know about her and not a huge amount is revealed in this first book. I'm looking forward to continuing to explore her character and finding out why she is the way she is.
The mystery itself was interesting, although I did figure out most of the twists before I got to them. The police DCI, Malcolm Karlsson, that Frieda worked with was also an interesting character that I hope we will see again. Theirs was not a relationship without turmoil. He was frustrated and she had a tendency to go off on her own tangents without telling him.
There are two more books in the series Tuesday's Gone and Waiting For Wednesday. I think the fourth book will be out this year. Glad to have another dark, twisty series