Review: The Boy in the Suitcase
Red Cross nurse Nina Borg isn’t on the best of terms with her old friend Karin, but when Karin leaves her a key to a train station locker, asking her to take care of what’s inside, Nina can’t resist investigating. She heads to the train station and is shocked when she discovers a suitcase containing a naked and drugged boy inside the locker. Nina’s first instinct is to protect the boy but, since she doesn’t know his story, she doesn’t know how. In trying to figure out what’s going on, and piece together his background, Nina finds herself in danger and on the run.
The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnette Friis is an action packed, heart pounding mystery thriller! There are a lot of characters at the beginning of the book so it took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. I became attached to Nina but got the sense that I was missing something in her background. I really liked the fact that she powered forward even when she was frightened and wasn’t sure what her next step should be.
I found the mystery aspect of the story intriguing and disturbing. I certainly hope it’s not based on something true but, these days, I wouldn’t really be surprised. The twists and turns in the story kept me invested and I didn’t figure out the mystery ahead of time.
I listened to the audio version of The Boy in the Suitcase which is narrated by Katherine Kellgren. She did an okay job – I liked that she pronounced the foreign names so I didn’t have to stumble over them in my mind, but I thought that some of her accents were off. Overall, this was a good, but not great, read for me.