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 . . .
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.)
The narration of this book is done by a woman who reads way to fast & at a high pitch that is very annoying. After 30 minutes, I had to turn it off & take a break as the voice was too shrill & way to fast
I found "The Boy . . ." a little hard to get into - I kept feeling lost, but I stayed with it and it was well worth the wait. Different and interesting. A new sort of thriller. Give it a go and you won't be sorry.
Tell us about yourself! I love to read or listen( audio), nothing abridged ,I want every word the author penned that is what I want.
Very unexpected plot
The Shack . The devotion of the parent in getting answers to what happened the their child.
Her performance was wonderful ,she made the story come alive. I'd like to hear more from her.
Once I understood what was happening, yes it was emotional.
This is a must read .hope to read more from this author.
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 adore English mysteries!!! I love nothing better than hearing a British accent in my earphones!
Better narrator. Far less angst on the part of the heroine. Why all the hand -wringing about whether she sould try to help a helpless child? Isn't that a "no brainer?"
This was my first one. It was an interesting story idea.
The narration was so painful, I almost stopped listening in the middle. It really set my teeth on edge. Maybe it played a part in my irratation with the protagonist's angst.