The Boy in the Suitcase

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Center Point Pub., 2012 - Fiction - 389 pages
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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 turn him over to whomever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that she and the boy are in grave danger. 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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User Review  - PardaMustang - LibraryThing

***This book was reviewed for my own enjoyment The Boy in the Suitcase is yet another example of why I've come to love Scandinavian/Nordic/Icelandic translated books. There's something about the ... Read full review

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User Review  - aekd - LibraryThing

A disappointment. The protagonist is a self-involved adrenaline junkie who cannot learn from her mistakes. I felt like I was watching one of those horror movies where you want to yell at the screen: "Don't go in there, you idiot!" I won't be reading any more of this series. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Lene Kaaberbøl was born in 1960. She writes fantasy novels usually set in the medieval period. Lene is the author of the The Shamer Chronicles, W.I.T.C.H. Adventures, The Tale of Katriona Teresadatter, and The Shadow Gate. She is the co-author, with Agnete Friis, of The Boy in the Suitcase. Lene teaches English and drama when she is not writing new stories or translating her own books into English.