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The Boy in the Suitcase

A Nina Borg Mystery

by Lene Kaaberbol

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The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol
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  • Published Nov 2011
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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 gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
 
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? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too. 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.

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"A must for Scandinavian crime fiction aficionados." - Library Journal

"Stieg Larsson fans will find a lot to like in The Boy in the Suitcase... [Nina Borg] will strike many, particularly female readers, as a more appealing version of Lisbeth Salander." - Publishers Weekly

"This is a thrilling and most urgent novel reflecting a terrifying reality." - Maj Sjowall, bestselling co-author of the Martin Beck series

"Warning! If you open this book, your life will be on stand-by." - Elle (Denmark)

"Extraordinary... A crime novel where everything is perfectly done." - The Weekend Newspaper (Denmark)

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Lene Kaaberbol Author Biography

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Lene Kaaberbøl was fifteen years old when her first two books were published, and since then she has written over thirty novels and children's books. She has won several national and international awards for her fiction, and her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. The coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase, Invisible Murder, and Death of a Nightingale, she was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and lives near Aarhus, Denmark.

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