The Boy in the Suitcase received a favorable book review in the New York Times Book Review highlighting the books success here in the United States. The novel was written by two women about the criminal and inhumane mistreatment of women and children. Compassionately told from the female perspective, Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis have written an exemplary novel where each character has a story to tell but none of them are pretty.
The book deals with the repercussions of an alarming discovery. An old friend of Nina’s reenters her life with instructions on how to find a particular suitcase and a plea for her to protect its contents, but inside the suitcase is a nearly dead three-year-old boy. Nina’s attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding the child lead her down a dangerous path. Cara Black, bestselling author of Murder in the Marais, says the novel is "…stunning. Hooked me from the beginning. Immigrants, the Danish bourgeoisie, and the criminal underworld collide in a moving, fast-paced thriller with psychological depth." Now that an English translation is being published, a whole new international audience can enjoy this exciting story.