For May, my book club read The Boy in the Suitcase. It was a really interesting book. It was written from different character’s perspectives and was a good suspense book. It reminded me of the writing for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Here’s a summery of the book.
Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can’t say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy’s are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.
Now, I’ll admit, most of us were a bit skeptical to read a book about a boy in a suitcase who was drugged and naked….in a suitcase. But it was a really good book. I believe there is a sequel to it as well.
The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the ending. They didn’t leave you hanging too much, there were just some details that made me say, “but what happened to ____” or “how did they explain _____.” But maybe some of those questions are answered in the sequel. I am not sure.
I do recommend this book. It was a little confusing at first because of all the character introductions, but I think everyone in book club liked the book….even those who were very skeptical of the title.