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What Are You Reading? Another must-read Danish thriller

Devon  Murphy-Petersen devonm@waukee.lib.ia.us
Devon Murphy-Petersen devonm@waukee.lib.ia.us

“Death of a Nightingale” by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis is the third book in a series that opened with the best-seller, “The Boy in the Suitcase” and continued with “Invisible Murder”. All three are books that hooked me from the first sentence and kept me reading far into the night.

Red Cross Nina Borg cares a little too much about the wretched immigrant women and children at the crisis center where she works. She is often drawn into intrigues far beyond the parameters of her employment. In spite of her promise to her husband to quit getting involved, Nina provides protection for the daughter of a Ukrainian mail-order bride who escapes police custody after being convicted of the attempted murder of her Danish fiancé. As a result, her life is forever changed.

Add the backstory of a terrible famine in 1934 Stalinist Ukraine with events that led a young girl with the voice of a nightingale to betray her entire family and you have a gripping read. Enjoy! All three books are available at Waukee Public Library.

What are you reading? Send me your recommendations! Email is best: devonm@waukee.lib.ia.us. I look forward to hearing from you!

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