this week The Telegraph has partnered with WHSmith to offer readers the novel waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French, which is the third in the Frieda Klein series and has been newly released in paperback, so being an avid reader I would like to read it. Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, who are married and live in Suffolk. Over eight million Nicci French books have been sold worldwide and there are fourteen other internationally bestselling novels Including Blue Monday, Tuesday’s Gone, Thursday’s children, Secret Smile, Losing you, Catch me when I fall and The Memory Game. Readers can claim the book for just £2.99 (RRP £7.99) between Thursday, February 6, 2014 and Wednesday, February 12, 2014, or bring in one of the printed vouchers published in the paper on Thursday, February 6, or Saturday, February 8.
The novel starts when an ordinary housewife named Ruth Lennox, beloved mother of three, is found by her daughter in a pool of her own blood. Meanwhile Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson’s latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox’s son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted. When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life, her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda’s help more than ever before. But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life, she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient’s chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection, however Frieda knows from previous experience that every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return . . .