The Boy in the Suitcase is an unsatisfactory mystery. The plot had a lot of potential, but the authors rushed it along seemingly without much convict..Show More »ion. Our characters are not very deep or written in a way to make them terribly interesting. The story’s locations were not developed and the halter-skelter organization of the first dozen or so chapters, made little sense to this listener.
I get the impression they intended this book to ride the popularity of Scandinavian exports. With a plot like this, it could have been worthy of being included in the category of Larsson, Nesbo and others. Unfortunately, this book does not live up to the promise or its own potential.
Also, this is the fastest paced narrator I have heard on Audible. The result of the entire experience was like expecting a five-course meal and ending up with a McRib from the drive thru. Like the McRib, I cannot recommend The Boy in the Suitcase.
If you’re looking for a story about rescuing a little boy and finding his family, try Learning to Swim by Sara Henry. Learning to Swim is a much better listening experience than The Boy in the Suitcase.
This series is well researched and well written with compelling characters. However all of this is marred by the narrator who cannot do either male vo..Show More »ices or accents. Everyone sounds the same so it is difficult to tell who is talking. This novel deserves better