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.
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
I bought this audiobook primarily because I like the narrator and the premise sounded interesting, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I liked the story and the characterizations very much.
I'll start with the protagonist Nina, the nurse and social worker with her own set of psychological problems, which makes her more real but also a little more confusing. Hampered by a pathological need to help and to try and solve everyone's problems, she gets herself involved in things that another person might have easily avoided - and she also has a strange obsession regarding knowing and monitoring the exact time. It causes as many problems as it helps, but in this book it at least helps the young boy in the suitcase.
The plot waxes and wanes in complexity, as at the beginning there are several threads in different parts of the world that must be woven together in the book and in our minds. At the beginning of the book, when the characters and their voices were all new to me, that took a little bit of persistence and patience, but later it made for a more interesting story.
I was worried briefly at the end that it would have a happy-ever-after implausible conclusion, but I was really pleased that the protagonist stayed true to her personality and to the character that the book had already created.
I'm glad I took the chance to try this new author. The names of people and places were unfamiliar, and that can be a bit jarring, but it was worthwhile.
An interesting story that held my attention. I think it would have made a better "read" than "listen" since it took awhile to keep the character's straight. Pacing of the story was not to my taste and I'm not sure if I'll do others by this author. Having said that, Ms. Kaaberbøl is a very accomplished author with more than 30 novels to her credit and I'm glad I gave this one a try.