Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Boy in The Suitcase book review

Authors: Kene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, Pub: Soho Crime, 2011. Translated from the Danish by Lene Kaaberbol. This is a Nordic fiction mystery that got great reviews when it was published in English in 2011 by Soho Crime. This novel has several awesome female characters, including Nina Borg a flawed, edgy, broken woman with extraordinary emergency medical skills. She's wonderful in crisis mode in combat situations and mass disasters, but handling everyday life is beyond her. She's a very compelling character and there have been several more Nina Borg novels produced. This book also has a fabulous title that can't fail but intrigue. We meet the boy in the suitcase early on and the rest of the book is the unraveling of the mystery as to why he was there. I found I could put this down and actually left a week or so between readings. Bad idea, because I lost track of the characters a bit. Nevertheless, the ending wrapped up all unanswered questions, disposed of all the unpleasant men along the way and made new friendships among women who have almost nothing in common. Definitely glad I read this one. Might read another in the series.