Jan 5, 2013

Book Review: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis


Title: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
Published November, 2011; Soho Crime, book and Kindle
Genre: mystery, thriller
Setting: Denmark

Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse in Copanhagen, opens a suitcase that she had been asked to fetch from a public locker. In the suitcase is a naked boy, a three year old child barely breathing. Nina sets about finding the child's mother and the story surrounding her surprising discovery.

I almost had nightmares over this book. It was excellent as a thriller, but the story that it tells about the extent that some people will go to get what they or their loved ones want and need is chilling. I can't say more without revealing the story, but let's just say, it's not related to sex or child trafficking related to sex. Well written, with memorable characters and heart breaking situations, I can understand the book's best selling ranking.

I bought this book on Kindle.

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13 comments:

  1. It sounds really good! Great review.

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  2. yes, it is quite good, and the audio is stunning. see my review: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/03/16/2012-16-review-the-boy-in-the-suitcase/

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  3. yes, it is quite good, and the audio is stunning. see my review: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/03/16/2012-16-review-the-boy-in-the-suitcase/

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  4. Gut-wrenching and emotional reads do make the best stories don't they?!

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  5. I enjoyed this one also and have the next to read this month. It was on Netgalley if interested, it may still be available. Great strong women characters in this book.

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  6. It sound like it could be good. I love when stories are set in foreign places - I'll have to take a closer look.

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  7. This sounds very touching, Harvee.

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  8. I've been wanting to read this one. You've made me more curious:)

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  9. I understand what you mean by chilling. Sometimes fiction will do that for me too. The reason is that we know some that many horrendous actually happen in in the real world.

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  10. Sounds like a very powerful read.

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  11. I love a great thriller...your review has me intrigued about this one!!!

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  12. Oh my - nightmares? Still, I'm definitely intrigued.

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  13. I've been tempted by this one, but it sounds like it might be too much for me. I'm not one to enjoy thrillers that have the potential to give me nightmares.

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