Protagonist Frieda Klien is a psychotherapist who deals with the messy, modern world of London by taking late-night solitary walks through the streets, sorting through details of the day and re-establishing order to her life. She believes all problems can be discovered and resolved by accessing the mind's closed doors.
When Alan Dekker is referred to Dr. Klein because he's having half-memories of a redheaded boy, Dr. Klein prescribes an intensive plan of talk therapy. Dr. Klein becomes increasingly worried about her patient when the boy he's vividly describing matches the description of a five-year old boy recently snatched from his school yard. Is Dr. Klein bound by patient-confidentiality to remain silent -- or should she involve the police?
Detective Chief Inspector Karlsson has drawn the case of the kidnapped boy and knows the clock is ticking on the realistic chance of finding him alive. The detective is skeptical of any psychological angle to the case until details emerge that match an unsolved kidnapping from twenty years ago.
Truth is stranger than fiction in this psychological thriller with unexpected twists and secret doors of the mind. Fans of Kate Atkinson and Laura Lippman will enjoy "Blue Monday" and since Monday is the beginning of the week, I predict future adventures with Dr. Klien and Detective Karlsson.
Recommended by Frazier Walker