Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013
Audie Award Nominee, Best Thriller/Suspense Category, 2013
Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is trying to live a quiet life. The last thing her husband wants is for her to go running off on another dangerous mission to help illegal refugees. But when Nina's estranged friend, Karin, leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, and begs her to take care of its contents, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous case yet.
Because inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive. Nina's natural instinct is to rescue the boy, but she knows the situation is risky. 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? In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is hunting him down. When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too.
"This past-paced, suspenseful thriller intertwines several stories, gradually revealing the motivations of multiple characters and building tremendous suspense." (Booklist)
"Warning! If you open this book, your life will be on stand-by." (Elle, Denmark)
"The surprise ending is perfect. You won’t be able to put this down." (Romantic Times)
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Nice story set in Denmark
Yes, it's well-written and suspenseful.
The whole concept. It was different.
The woman trying to cope with a young, frightened boy who couldn't speak her language.
Yes, but that wasn't possible.