This is clearly part of a series - I'd definitely listen to more Nina Borg books.
Plot-wise, I didn't think it was a huge mystery, but there were plenty of little details to be surprised by and there was no way to guess what would happen when all of the players get together in one room. Very much worth a credit.
Several moments over the course of the book, the kidnappers and their characters.
Well written, or at least very well presented. Very easy to stay engaged.
Suspense until the end - many twists and turns keep you listening until the last word.
English major. Love to read
Don't expect great literature but a wonderful story, well narrated and compelling. Since I exercise when I listen, my books need to capture my attention and this one did. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Exceptionally rendered story in which exactly the right amount of information is given at each stage to build incredible suspense. I have been a passionate reader for 50 years, so that often I can guess plot development and resolutions. This novel kept me guessing!
Avid reader IT professional, a firm believer in quality in all things.
Dealing with the story characters the authors have selected quantity over quality. During the first chapters, there are so many new characters that an average reader may need to pencil down a list of names.
I do really enjoy scandinavian authors like Joe Nesbo and Jossie Adler Olsen. Was hoping this book will have some if not all these qualities but was disappointed.
No never. Extremely poor performance especially due to indiscriminate use of dramatization and tone of voice. The end result is so strident that the experience borders with physical discomfort.
The overall quality is to poor to be helped by editing.
I had no idea what this was about when I purchased it but the previous reviews sounded like I wanted to read. Pretty good
Lene Kaaberbøl wrote a fascinating, intricate, well constructed story. I would be very interested to read other books by her.
The characters were complex and multidimensional, and in the context of a great thriller, created a deeply human enquiry into the tensions between what people value.
Sadly (big sigh), the reader attempted to deliver a regional accent that was inauthentic, inappropriate and VERY INCONSISTENT. There were occasions when I stopped listening because it was so gratingly bad. I think it would have been far better if she had used her normal speaking voice. It would then have been a foreign story read by an American, rather then a fascinating European story read by someone who had no authentic knowledge of a Danish accent and badly mangled imagined English accents by way of substitution. Katherine Kellgren may perform an American story well, but on the basis of this performance I would avoid listening to another book read by her.
I enjoyed the way the lives of each character seemed at first to be unrelated threads that slowy drew together a complete patchwork quilt. What first seemed confusing fragments resulted in a well crafted story that kept me guessing and second guessing. It was a surprise ending in which good people held the moral high ground.
I would enjoy another story and look forward to the next one when it becomes available.
Just enjoyed the story and her slight accent.
No not extreme, it kept me guessing and I was pleased to have a happy ending.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
From Lithuania to Denmark, the story of the boy in the suitcase, is riveting, scary, and confusing . . . it keeps you on alert, waiting, listening, hoping . . . it is evident from the beginning that evil is at work . . . but I have to say right off that the story would have been stronger and better if the degrading, sexual language had been left out . . . it was plenty to imagine the intent of the kidnappers . . . the crudeness of the expletives was not helpful and did not add to the story . . . that said, I could not stop listening . . . I had to know about the boy, his mother, and I cared deeply about what happened to him . . . I liked Nina, rooted for her and her family . . . the outcome was worth the wait . . .but I could have done without the little "hook" at the end . . .