Death of A Nightingale

Death of A Nightingale

eBook - 2013
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From the Nordic noir duo who brought you The New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Suitcase comes a chilling new thriller with a mystery seventy-years in the making.

Nina. Natasha. Olga. Three women united by one terrifying secret. But only one of them has killed to keep it.

Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been convicted for the attempted murder of her Danish ex-fianc#65533;, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagen's police headquarters. That same night, the ex-fianc#65533;'s frozen, tortured body is found in a car. It isn't the first time the young Ukrainian woman has lost a partner to violent ends: her first husband was murdered three years earlier in Kiev in the same manner.

Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has followed Natasha's case for years now, ever since Natasha first took refuge at her crisis center. Nina just can't see the young mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natasha's daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she didn't know about Natasha and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934, when a ten-year-old girl with the voice of a nightingale sang her family into shallow graves.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Soho,, 2013
ISBN: 9781616953058
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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maipenrai
Dec 10, 2016

(The third book in the Nina Borg Mystery series)

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Eil_1
Jul 02, 2016

A background story that takes place in the late 1930's about two sisters and their family. The main story follows Nina, Natasha and her daughter in modern-day Belgium. The plot is an intricate one, with the two stories converging close to the end of the book. I thought "The Boy in the Suitcase" was much better than this one.

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DeirdreJane
Mar 12, 2015

Good

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nannerl
May 18, 2014

Very good mystery, well written and surprise ending.

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ndexter
Jan 30, 2014

Creative telling of three events/tales ocurring at different time frames, but later relate and seamlessly transition into one intriguing read. Also, included is some insight into Russia's cuture, environment, and people during the Stalin era.

ChristchurchLib Jan 13, 2014

"In this third entry of a bestselling Danish series, nurse Nina Borg continues to do good, protecting the young daughter of imprisoned Ukrainian refugee Natasha Doroshenko after a kidnapping attempt. She's also looking into Natasha's past, especially after Natasha escapes police custody and is suspected of killing her fiancé. Interwoven with this story of a desperate mother on the lam is that of two sisters starving through a grim childhood in Stalinist Ukraine. What connects them all isn't immediately clear but eventually provides a satisfyingly twisty resolution for the two different threads of this dark, chilly thriller." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9d1abd28-fe56-4c29-b409-8b56b44bb8d0?postId=0cd57d31-6760-4fa5-bcc9-d2d17c5ffb41

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