The Boy in the Suitcase

The Boy in the Suitcase

eBook - 2011
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Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is drawn into Copenhagen's brutal underworld when she becomes the unwitting caretaker of a three-year-old boy who may be a victim of child trafficking.
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, c2011
ISBN: 9781569479827
Branch Call Number: Downloadable eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Friis, Agnete


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Aug 01, 2020

I thought I'd try to Nordic noir genre because the NYT had a great write-up of several books and authors. I imagine the book follows a typical plot line for this genre--many characters whose stories will finally all come together--but I got tired of the patchiness, and the writing itself wasn't that compelling. I couldn't finish it.

Jun 05, 2020

I read this book with trepidation given that it is a Scandinavian noir and involves a child. The book is gripping and well written. I will certainly check other books by this author. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Jun 13, 2019

2015; Soho Crime/Soho Press
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This novel was just an okay mystery for me, but I think it's because I went in with higher expectations. I have heard such great things about the book (via reviews) so I was excited to read it. I have decided to not read book two as I did not get into the writing style. Usually, I like to give a series till book three before quitting, but I really did not enjoy reading this book. Plus, I need to be more ruthless as I have more books to read. If a fellow book friend recommends the rest as they are amazing, I may revisit this decision, lol.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

When Nina Borg, a nurse, agrees to do her friend Karin a favour and pick up a suitcase from a locker in the Copenhagen train station, she thought it would be a simple errand. The errand turned out to be far from simple and extremely dangerous. When Nina opened the suitcase, she found a small boy, naked and drugged. Should she call the police and turn the child over to the authorities? I was kept on the edge of my seat throughout and I was sure I knew how it was all going to end. The realization as to why the boy was in the suitcase was genius, what a great twist. The writers did a great job of releasing just enough information throughout to keep the reader intrigued and addicted. Highly recommended! (submitted by JF)

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. -

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