- Author Nicci French
It took me a long time to get into this. For the first half of the book, I think the only thing that was keeping me reading was that I wanted to see how the Prologue fitted in to the story. The character of Freida was interesting, refreshingly different, but also very cold and hard to relate to. There weren’t really any characters that grabbed at me, except for Josef - the Ukrainian handy man that falls through the floor.
The missing child part of the story was hard to read, and the way Freida gets involved with her patient seemed an unlikely set of events. But it was interesting. The ending was quite predictable, I thought, but I was more involved in the story by then and happy to read through the events as they unfolded. I’m not sure I’m totally convinced about reading more in the series, although if they have Josef in them, I might!