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Death of a Nightingale (Nina Borg #3)

Death of a Nightingale (Nina Borg #3)

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Written by Lene KaaberbolAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete FriisAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Agnete Friis
Translated by Elisabeth DyssegaardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elisabeth Dyssegaard

  • Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
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  • Publisher: Soho Crime
  • On Sale: November 5, 2013
  • Price: $26.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-61695-304-1 (1-61695-304-7)
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been convicted of the attempted murder of her Danish fiancé, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagen’s police headquarters. That night, the frozen, tortured body of Michael, the ex-fiancé, is found in a car, and the manhunt for Natasha escalates. It isn’t the first time the young Ukrainian woman has lost a partner to violent ends: her first husband was also murdered, three years earlier in Kiev, and in the same manner: tortured to death in a car.
 
Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has been following Natasha's case for several years now, since Natasha first took refuge at a crisis center where Nina works. Nina, who had tried to help Natasha leave her abusive fiancé more than once, just can't see the young Ukrainian 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 this woman 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.

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery for Fall 2013
An IndieNext Selection for November, 2013

Death of a Nightingale is a gripping and elegant tapestry of a novel. A seamless weaving of psychological depth and rocket-paced plotting, the story hooked me in and the strong, complicated, and fascinating women at its center kept me utterly riveted cover-to-cover.  Nina Borg is one of my new favorite heroines!”
–Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of In the Blood

“Artfully drawn characters who are a pleasure to know populate Kaaberbøl and Friis’s excellent third thriller featuring nurse Nina Borg.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A stunning indictment of all that was wrong with Stalinist Russia...[and] a story that will leave the reader on the edge of the seat until the end.”
–Deadly Pleasures

“Elegantly told and thankfully completely without any of the normal clichés that otherwise rule the genre. A really well composed thriller.”
West Jutland News (JydskeVestkysten, Denmark)