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Agnete Friis

Autor(a) de The Boy in the Suitcase

15+ Works 2,300 Membros 174 Críticas

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Obras por Agnete Friis

The Boy in the Suitcase (2008) 1,475 exemplares, 106 críticas
Invisible Murder (2010) 353 exemplares, 31 críticas
Death of a Nightingale (2011) 249 exemplares, 17 críticas
The Considerate Killer (2013) 79 exemplares, 7 críticas
What My Body Remembers (2017) 70 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Summer of Ellen (2019) 44 exemplares, 3 críticas
Dødelig alvor (2012) 5 exemplares
Mod uret : ni møder med tiden (2001) 3 exemplares
Minnespusslet (2017) 2 exemplares
Dyresangeren (2007) 1 exemplar
Friis Agnete 1 exemplar
Alberte og det mystiske brev (2002) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers (2017) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares, 10 críticas
Copenhagen Noir (2009) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares, 2 críticas

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1974
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Denmark
Locais de residência
Denmark
Ocupações
journalist
Redaktør og informationsmedarbejder i Økologisk Landsforening

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Agnete er 33 år og tilbragte det meste af sin barndom langt fra alfarvej i den lille by Mørke på Djursland. Allerede dengang var hun glad for børnebøger, og det lokale børnebibliotek havde svært ved at følge med efterspørgslen. Agnete læste alt fra krimier til science fiction, og blandt favoritterne var og er bøger af Astrid Lindgren og Cecil Bødker. Agnete fik udgivet sin første novelle som 18-årig, men lagde derefter forfatterdrømmen på hylden i flere år og kastede sig i stedet over journalistikken. Hun blev uddannet journalist i 2000 og har siden arbejdet som journalist og senest som redaktør og informationsmedarbejder i Økologisk Landsforening. Sideløbende har hun skrevet et par interviewbøger og i 2002 genoplivede hun den gamle forfatterdrøm med børnekrimien ”Alberte og det mystiske brev”

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The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis is Scandinavian crime fiction at its best. Written by two Danish women, the novel started with the premise of a woman finding an unconscious three-year old boy in a suitcase in a locker at a shopping mall. The story moves forward following the actions of Sigita, the boy's mother, who is searching for her missing child, and Nina Borg, who is the authors' central character. Unusually, Nina is not a police officer nor a detective, but a driven Red Cross nurse with international experience working in refugee camps. She is also possibly autistic and perhaps mentally ill - I have no diagnostic qualifications. At the very least, her thought processes do not run on the same lines as those of the bulk of society.

The book is stark, action-packed, and written from the view point of many of the players of the novel. It was also upsetting, as the book focused on human trafficking, and on the extent and reach of those involved with such horrors, and some of the scenarios that the authors mention made my blood run cold. I also found the book difficult because of Nina's scattered thought patterns. My own mental health problems are never far from the surface, so reading about someone else's poorly-focused thinking triggered my anxiety.

I definitely enjoyed the novel - more than enjoyed, really, it was absorbing and intelligent. I will definitely be searching for and reading more books by these talented Danish women.
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ahef1963 | 105 outras críticas | May 5, 2024 |
The title drew me in, the story kept me. This Danish translated book is riveting, it starts with a punch and holds the reader throughout.

When Nina Borg receives a frantic call for help from her estranged friend, Karin, she can’t help but respond. When she follows her friends instructions and picks up a cumbersome suitcase at a train station, all is well until her curiosity gets the best of her. Inside the bag is a naked three-year-old boy who doesn’t speak Nina’s language. Who is this child? Why is he naked? And why is he in a suitcase?

The story progresses with Sagita desperately looking for her little boy who has gone missing, but no one is listening to her; she has a past. When Sagita and Nina find themselves in the same place at the same time, all hell breaks loose and the truths of past and present collide with an unexpected twist.

This was a great read and superbly translated. It does take a bit of concentration to keep the names and places straight (because they are foreign), but other than that, it reads at a lightening pace.
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LyndaWolters1 | 105 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
Thanks to SoHo Crime publishers and Edelweiss-AboveTheTreeline for [b: What My Body Remembers|31544900|What My Body Remembers|Agnete Friis|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1478732053s/31544900.jpg|52223981] by [a: Agnete Friis|3398035|Agnete Friis|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1320909596p2/3398035.jpg]. I received an ARC Kindle e-book edition at no cost.

There are people in our world who have never experienced nightmares that come to life.

Post-Traumatic Stress has become a buzz-phrase in society, that makes it seem a fad rather than a disease or ailment. Only recently people outside of War experience were diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disease.

Unlike a broken bone or paralysis, PTSD is a psychological manifestation of tragic or traumatic experiences. The effects are felt by a sufferer in different ways.

There is little acknowledgment or treatment for deep trauma. Many sufferers end up self-medicating with alcohol and/or drugs.

It is easy to judge others when we cannot see the deep poisonous pains that handicap their lives.

This novel is about a remarkable woman; Ella Nygaard of Denmark. For twenty years she has done the best she can to keep some kind of life balance and provide a life for her adolescent son.

The only family she knows or claims is her son. Every day is a struggle to keep enough balance to keep her son and a way to provide for them.

At the age of seven Ella experienced a grisly nightmare which claimed the life of her mother. Her father went to prison. She cannot remember any of it.

Ella experiences physical ailments called tremors when she dreams. Some of the memories start to come through and her body cannot take it. But science will not brand what she experiences as a disability. Their lives remain cataclysmic.

Her only friends are also broken. Sober alcoholics who care about Ella and her son Alex.

A series of events takes Ella back to the physical place where the nightmare began.

Will this be the end of it all? Will Ella and Alex be able to stay together?

Can there be any possible redemption or resolution?

I will recommend this haunting novel for our library collection, and to other readers I know.
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ourBooksLuvUs | 8 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |
I like the way the books are tied together. The balance here could've been better, the time spent on the historical plotline doesn't pay off in the present.
 
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Kiramke | 16 outras críticas | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Obras
15
Also by
2
Membros
2,300
Popularidade
#11,169
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
174
ISBN
153
Línguas
15

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