The Boy in the Suitcase
By Lene Kaaberbol
Soho Crime, 2011. 313 pgs. Mystery
Responding to a plea for help from an old friend, Nina Borg is sent to a terminal locker where she discovers a large suitcase. It’s heft feels odd in her hand and she doesn’t even get it to her car before she feels compelled to look inside. Not knowing what to expect when she unlatches the case, she could in no way prepare herself for the shock of finding a small, drugged, naked child. Unable to trust the police, Nina pursues all other avenues available to her to identify the child and return him home.
This is a satisfying and exciting mystery from another Scandinavian author making her way to an American audience. A second installment in the Nina Borg series, Invisible Murder was recently released in the U.S.