A social worker who spends more time helping the downtrodden than her own family picks up a suitcase in a travel locker for a friend only to find it contains a little boy. The police aren’t a good choice because of what happens to children in such situations and she sees an angry man who found the locker empty right after she emptied it. She goes off-grid to find out what happened. The book is a little confusing at the beginning with flashbacks and multiple characters at different ages, but soon there’s an action-thriller rhythm culminating in an exciting finale. This book is nothing like “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy plot-wise, in its high-tech setting or with a young heroine, but it does overlap in two areas: it’s a Scandanavian crime novel and it’s written by someone who understands feminism. It’s rare to see female characters handle dangerous situations as typical women would and not as male action heroes would. (It passes the Bechdel test with flying colors.)
I don't know what I was thinking. I'm disturbed by human trafficking, child abuse, sexual abuse. I couldn't bear to listen to this story.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend, especially to those friends who (like me) like Scandinavian thrillers.
Katherine Kellgren's performance was GREAT.
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.
The story line was very good It was a little slow in places but not enough to make me quit listening and I'm very impatient . Katherine Kellgren is one of my favorite narrators and she didn't disappoint .
It had a slow start. It was hard to follow with audible until it got further into the story. The actual story line was good and enjoyed the second half of the book.
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.
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.
I had no idea what this was about when I purchased it but the previous reviews sounded like I wanted to read. Pretty good