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3.00016607000796 out of 53.00016607000796 out of 53.00016607000796 out of 53.00016607000796 out of 53.00016607000796 out of 5 3.00 (10,056 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nina Borg Series Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781482974621
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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 help 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 hunting him down. When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy’s are in jeopardy, too.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Nordic crime fiction, rejoice: something is rotten in Denmark. But never fear, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg is on the case…A wild ride.”

    New York Post

  • “A frightening and tautly told story of the lengths to which people will go for family and money.”

    USA Today

  • “A must for Scandinavian crime fiction aficionados.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Warning! If you open this book, your life will be on stand-by.”

    Elle

  • The Boy in the Suitcase ratchets along at a breathless pace, skillfully switching points of view in a tightly choreographed arrangement.”

    Daily Beast

  • Selected for the November 2012 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, December 2011
  • A 2012 Barry Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the 2013 Audie Award for Best Female Solo Narration
  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Thriller/Suspense
  • A 2011 New York Times Book Review Notable Book
  • An iBooks Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 2/17/2014

    " I skipped happy hour to read this book. Enough said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kylie Porter | 2/8/2014

    " I have enjoyed reading Scandinavian authors of late - despite the challenges of names and descriptions. For a whodunit/murder mystery this book had enough twists and turns to keep you engaged the whole way through. For a good book which doesn't require massive emotional investment . . . this is goodie! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sean Buckridge | 2/7/2014

    " Was expecting more based on the praise of this book. Really dragged for me. I guess that puts me in the minority. Definitely doesn't make me want to pick up any of the author's other books.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 2/7/2014

    " Good Scandinavian Noir, this time from Denmark. Strong female characters and really bad baddies. Nina Borg is burnt out after nursing in refugee camps. But she's still determined to save the world. And she does--or at least a young three-year-old's life after the boy's trafficked into Denmark in order to ..... (spoiler). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Donohue | 2/5/2014

    " A little slow; it jumped around a bit but not too confusing. It was an interesting story & told well by the author. I'm not sure I would have chose it to read had it not been for our book club. It was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Jalfon | 1/22/2014

    " scandinavian thriller in the genre of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo but not to the same extent in the sickly graphical violence, but with a good share of violence nonetheless. Good plot and page turner - enjoyable. One downside is that there are so many names which are unpronounceable to me that it took me a while to get everyone's identity straight. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 1/14/2014

    " Didn't do it for me. Too many characters that I couldn't track. Too vague about what countries people were in. I skimmed the last 50 or so pages just so I could figure out what happened....but it felt like I was just plodding my way through, working too hard to figure things out rather than enjoying it. I suppose Nina is a tragic kind of heroine. But she felt more fragmented and invented rather than authentic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moira | 1/10/2014

    " This will knock your socks off! Make sure you have time to read this - you will not want to pit it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Tichonchuk | 1/8/2014

    " Wonderful suspense story. The writers used wonderful descriptions. You cared about the characters and wanted them to succeed. I'll read another of their books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Borneman | 1/6/2014

    " missing lithuanian boy red cross nurse "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 12/18/2013

    " Riveting story. Fantastic narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 12/6/2013

    " This was a tense thriller with strong, brave, intelligent women characters - yea! I didn't find Nina too likeable, but rooted for her anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 12/1/2013

    " The trafficing of children is very real in this book. This was translated from Danish. Written well yet I skipped thru it...I dont watch certain police tv programs. Too vivid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Springer | 12/1/2013

    " Not the story I expected. Enjoyed the short chapters from different points of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia Cice | 10/28/2013

    " Enjoyed this book. A mystery with a female heroine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara | 7/11/2013

    " If you're in the mood to try something new, this is the book for you. It gets really good really fast. A definite must-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Veitch | 6/28/2013

    " Took a while to get into this, but enjoyed it (in a horrified, twisted way) once I got there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Smith | 5/15/2013

    " It was okay. The story wasn't spectacular, but it was enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Magnusson | 5/14/2013

    " A book that kept me wondering about the boy in the suitcase until the end. Part of a series featuring the charcter Nina Borg. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanci de Suffren | 1/9/2013

    " This is very much an "edge of your seat" kind of story. I was nervous the whole time. So many people are part of the abduction of this little boy. Some good and some very bad. Set in Denmark, language plays a big role in this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Latrice Henry | 9/15/2012

    " great fun, suspense "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel Miller | 5/31/2012

    " Hard to get into but half way through I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Stewart | 1/12/2012

    " Great read. Sucks you in from the start and keeps you through the book. Really good. Looking forward to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/26/2011

    " It took me a while to work out who was who but thoroughly enjoyed this book . Unlike a lot of books I've read recently this book has a great conclusion and the ending explains much about Nina. "

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