Thursday, January 1, 2015

{2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge Review} THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis

ISBN #: 978-1616951696
Page Count: 317
Copyright: September 4,2012
Publisher: Soho Crime; 1st Edition

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

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 threeyear-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.

Kathy's Review:
(Reprinted with her permission from her personal blog, Grown Up Book Reports)

This book officially completes my 2014 TBR Pile Challenge. I did it! Down to the wire!

Readers of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” series will enjoy this crime novel written by two Danish authors. It’s translated into English and it’s absolutely, page-turningly, wonderful. We come into contact with the titular boy in the first scene, and the action unfolds from there. This is story of a kidnapping gone wrong and a do-gooder’s attempt to right it and solve the mystery of who the boy is, where he came from, and why he was in the suitcase. Pure entertainment, with just the right amount of character development and plot movement.

Highly, highly recommend this one. I can’t wait to see what else these authors have written!

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks to all who follow this blog and my reviews. Looking forward to more good reads in 2015. I’m still trying to finish up my Goodreads challenge of reading 100 books, and finishing this one puts me at 94. I’ve got just 6 1/2 hours to up that number… desperate times call for desperate measures!

*Side Note: Kathy actually finished this book and posted her review on her own blog yesterday.

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