Review of “Invisible Murder” By Lene Kaaberbol And Agnete Friis

Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis are the Danish duo behind the Nina Borg series. Friis is a journalist by training, while Kaaberbol has been a professional writer since the age of 15, with more than 2 million books sold worldwide. Their first collaboration, The Boy in the Suitcase, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, and has been translated into 27 languages. Invisible Murder is the second installment in the bestselling Danish crime series starring Red Cross nurse Nina Borg.

A Brief Summary:

In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital in northern Hungary, two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for old supplies or weapons they could sell on the black market when they find more than they ever anticipated. The resulting chain of events threatens to blow the lives of a frightening number of people into bits and pieces.

In this feverishly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed The Boy in the Suitcase, Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg doesn’t realize she is putting life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of sick Hungarian gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. Nina has unwittingly thrown herself into a deadly nest of the unscrupulous and the desperate, and what is at stake is much more terrifying than anyone had realized.

Our Take:

Nina Borg continues to be one of our favorite heroines. We found the idea of a lead character who works for a secret network giving medical care to illegal refugees appealing. Immigration and social issues are one of the biggest themes in the books by these authors and a certainly a realistic and sensitive topic in Scandinavia. The authors masterfully include such issues in their novels and take their writing beyond typical thrillers.

This is a great read, with wonderful choice of words and cinematic scenes; highly recommended!

Our Rating: 4.0

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