We keep hearing, 'you can't go home again'. But, apparently, you can, for awhile. Frieda Klein, the psychotherapist, who has grown close to our hearts, finally gets to tell her story.
An old classmate of Frieda's turns up one day with her child in tow. The child is anorexic, has some sort of issues and is not doing well. The classmate, Maddie, asks Frieda to see her. What she discovers shocks Frieda to the core. The young girl, Becky, was raped, and the words the rapist left her with, Frieda had heard herself. She knew she must go to the home she had left 23 years ago. She attempts to help the young girl, but the mother is upset that Frieda believes her, and storms out. Now, we learn about Frieda, her previous life, her parents, her brothers, the reason she left home at aged sixteen. At they same time, Frieda tells her close friends about her own unfortunate circumstances, and they close around her. Sandy returns from the United States, and decisions must be made.
I found the writing of this book superb. Some of the situations seemed absurd and overdrawn and left me with questions, but in the whole, a work of art. Sandy turns out to be a big disappointment to me. Frieda's other friends are all exactly what we would think they would be. Her old classmates are essentially what many old classmates turn out to be. Dean Reeve returns, and it must be that in the fifth book, that Friday, is when we learn all about Dean and why he is following and protecting Frieda, and what he is up to. Thursday was a perfect runner up to the finale, that must come soon. Dean Reeve cannot be strung out much longer. I will absolutely hate to see the end of Frieda. But we must get rid of Dean, and we must see Karlsson happy with his children at home, and, just maybe, a romance with Frieda. Frieda is such a dark woman, we must begin to see the light now that she has revealed her true self, and whatever secrets she had exposed. Friday can't come too soon.
Recommended. prisrob 04-19-14