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!
probably not because it is about Extreme abuse and exploitation of women & Children. However, it is very well written and demonstrates real abusive situations (although the transplant part of things was not believable AT ALL).
Her even tone throughout was appreciated because had the narration been "overdone", it would have absolutely been unbearable to listen to the abuse.
I love it when I have no idea what's going to happen next.
this isn't a typical crime novel. in the beginning I thought, "how the hell are they going to tie all of this together in the end?" I was very pleased when they did, in a way that didn't feel forced. the pacing was perfect; slowing letting the reader in on the intricate connections between characters. this was a smart, fascinating, literary crime story. I highly recommend a listen. the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the narration. I've listened to books by this narrator before, and she is mostly great, but sometimes I feel like she overdramatizes in a way that can be quite annoying, especially during "action" scenes.
Quality is everything
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.