The Boy in the Suitcase

The boy in the suitcase - The Boy in the Suitcase

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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, ©2011
ISBN: 9781569479810
156947981X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY KAABERBOL 2011
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Friis, Agnete

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Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help--even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina opens the locker to find a suitcase w... Read More »


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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.

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Eil_1
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.

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matcat44
May 24, 2016

Too disjointed for me, didn't finish.

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tjpratt
Apr 14, 2016

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

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toby65
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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mclas
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.

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biblioholic
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

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