Saturday, March 30, 2013
Guest Review: The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnette Frils
The first book in the Nina Borg character series finds Red Cross nurse, Nina Borg, meeting long-time friend Karin who wants a favor. Karin's boss has asked her to retrieve a package from the Copenhagen train station. Karin does not explain why she cannot do the errand, but asks Nina to help her out by getting the package.
Nina goes to the train station locker and finds a suitcase in the one she opens. Nina lugs the heavy suitcase out of the train station and opens it. Inside is a naked three-year-old boy who somehow has managed to stay alive, folded into the suitcase. Nina puts him in the back seat of her car and covers him with a blanket and starts to look for help for the boy.
The boy does not understand either Danish or English and cannot tell Nina anything about himself. While looking for help, Nina discovers a huge man following her and tries to evade him.
The plot twists are very surprising and keep the reader guessing until almost the end of the book. Please read this book first because some of the events and characters in this book are referred to in the next Nina Borg book. The next book by the Danish authors featuring Nina Borg is Invisible Murder, reviewed elsewhere in this blog. The authors have a very strong hero in the main character of Nina Borg. I look forward to the next episode.
Posted by janet at 10:37 AM