Tuesday, November 8, 2011

First Paragraph First Chapter

Title: The Boy in the Suitcase
Author: Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: November 8, 2011
Format: ARC
Genre: Mystery
Source: Library
Series: Nina Borg Mysteries #1

Hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea

First Paragraph:

The house sat on the brink of a cliff, with an unhindered view of the bay. Jan knew perfectly well what the locals called it: the Fortress. But that was not why he looked at the whitewalls with a vague sense of dissatisfaction. The locals could think what they liked; they weren’t the ones who mattered.


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 have to admit that this first paragraph isn't too exciting, but this book has drawn me in from the first chapter. Reminiscent of Elly Griffith's Ruth Galloway Series.


JoAnn said...

I like the first paragraph. I'm glad you included the summary so I could see what it's about.

Ruthi aka abitosunshine said...

The first paragraph didn't grab me at all, but your synopsis sure did!

DCMetroreader said...

I liked the first paragraph and the synopsis. They really picqued my interest!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like that intro a lot. I have been hoping that the library would get this in audio....sounds so good. enjoy