The Boy in the Suitcase

The Boy in the Suitcase

Book - 2011
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Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is trying to live a quiet life. The last thing her husband wants is for her to go running off on another dangerous mission to save or protect illegal refugees. But when Nina's estranged friend Karin leaves Nina a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station and begs her to take care of its contents, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous case yet. Because inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. Nina's natural instinct is to rescue the boy, but she knows the situation is risky. Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down. Whoever put the boy in the suitcase put him there for a reason, and was not intending Nina to be the one to take him. When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, ©2011
ISBN: 9781569479810
Branch Call Number: KAABERB
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Friis, Agnete


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prettiipreppii May 17, 2017

Different and neat.I didn't mind reading it.

Jun 11, 2016

The description of this book is only the tip of the iceberg of this compelling and amazingly good thriller. The desperate mother trying to find her little boy, and Nina, the woman who found him, simultaneously trying to find out who he is while running from a dangerous murderer.

May 24, 2016

Too disjointed for me, didn't finish.

Apr 14, 2016

2 Authors,too many characters.
It took me 200 pages just to get to slightly know who was who.

Jun 30, 2015

Disappointing. Stunted prose (lost in translation?) and a heroine who is a pathological 'carer'.
Struggled to finish this one and should not have bothered.

hania4987 Jul 02, 2013

A 3 year old boy is kidnapped in Lithuania and transported to Denmark. This is the central point for the series of interconnected, and converging often colliding stories. It's a very disconcerting story written in staccato fragments in a matter-of-fact often dispassionate language. One of the authors is a children's writer, the other a journalist. It is uncertain if they are just fleshing out a story found in the headlines or if they were making a broader point about society. -

Aug 25, 2012

Well written and captivating mystery. It also has an unusual plot. The first few pages were a bit dark but the plot line intriqued me and I wanted to finish the book.

Jul 12, 2012

You know, I read through the first few pages, and felt I didn't like it. Then I took it on a trip, and in no time at all, I couldn't put it down. Has the feel and pacing of the recent spate of Scandinavian thrillers, but deals with fundamentally flawed, and ultimately more believable characters.

bugalug Jul 03, 2012

good story line, kept you thinking right up until the end.....would recommend this one

Jun 27, 2012

Interesting premise and a darn good yarn. Thoroughly enjoying, in that way Nordic authors have. You know what I mean.

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