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"Artfully drawn characters who are a pleasure to know populate Kaaberbøl and Friis's excellent third thriller featuring nurse Nina Borg (after 2013's Invisible Murder). At a Red Cross crisis center in Copenhagen known as Coal-House Camp, Nina bonds with Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian refuge. Natasha is arrested for the attempted murder of her abusive Danish fiancé, but Nina believes she is innocent, even after Natasha escapes from custody and the fiancé is brutally slain. Meanwhile, two Ukrainian police officers arrive in Copenhagen looking for Natasha to question her about the murder of her husband, Pavel, three years earlier in Kiev. Nina asks for help from Søren Kirkegard, a member of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, whom she knows slightly and trusts implicitly. Woven in with the present-day narrative are scenes from 1934 Ukraine, where two sisters are starving in a nightmare childhood. The stories eventually link up, of course, with one final clever twist." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis are the Danish duo behind the Nina Borg series. Friis is a journalist by training, while Kaaberbøl 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, has been translated into 30 languages, and has sold half a million copies worldwide.

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techeditor, September 9, 2013 (view all comments by techeditor)
Because books that are translations depend so much on the translator, I usually stay away from them. Besides, there seems to be a craze lately for any mystery/thriller written by a Nordic author. So DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE had two points against it right off the bat.

Surprise: DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE is very good as long as it doesn't bother you that you can't pronounce most characters' names. It also has a slower beginning than lovers of thrillers expect. But it doesn't take long for some mysteries to be set up.

Most books need a list of characters at the beginning, but this book needs one more than most. DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE has so many characters to keep track of, and that's especially difficult when 1) all their names are foreigh with strings of consonants and 2) this book is two stories in one. Because there is no such list, a lot of backtracking is required, which gets tiresome.

My advice to the editor of DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE : provide a list of characters with a pronunciation key. This would upgrade it to a five-star book.

This review is of an ARC of DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE, won through Goodreads.com First Reads program.
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ISBN:
9781616953041
Author:
Kaaberbol, Lene
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Author:
Friis, Agnete
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
mystery;denmark;ukraine
Subject:
ukraine;denmark;mystery;fiction;thriller
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 in 1.3 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Artfully drawn characters who are a pleasure to know populate Kaaberbøl and Friis's excellent third thriller featuring nurse Nina Borg (after 2013's Invisible Murder). At a Red Cross crisis center in Copenhagen known as Coal-House Camp, Nina bonds with Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian refuge. Natasha is arrested for the attempted murder of her abusive Danish fiancé, but Nina believes she is innocent, even after Natasha escapes from custody and the fiancé is brutally slain. Meanwhile, two Ukrainian police officers arrive in Copenhagen looking for Natasha to question her about the murder of her husband, Pavel, three years earlier in Kiev. Nina asks for help from Søren Kirkegard, a member of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, whom she knows slightly and trusts implicitly. Woven in with the present-day narrative are scenes from 1934 Ukraine, where two sisters are starving in a nightmare childhood. The stories eventually link up, of course, with one final clever twist." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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