Death of a Nightingale

Death of a Nightingale

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 of the attempted murder of From the Nordic noir duo who brought you The New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Suitcase comes a chilling new thrille...

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Title:Death of a Nightingale
Author:Lene Kaaberbøl
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Nattergalens død
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Death of a Nightingale Reviews

  • Debra
    Jun 12, 2019
    Now I have read all of Lene Kaaberbl's atmospheric mysteries. Sometimes it is hard to believe the Scandinavian countries always poll high in happiness as bleak as their mysteries are. This is my least favorite of the four, not only for the bleakness but also the convolutions of th...
  • Beth
    Aug 07, 2013
    Because books that are translations depend so much on the translator, I usually stay away from them. Besides, there seems to be a craze lately for any mystery/thriller written by a Nordic author. So DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE had two points against it right off the bat. Surprise: DEATH ...
  • Patricia
    Nov 08, 2013
    Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg was first introduced to readers in The Boy In The Suitcase. Nina takes her job very seriously and her commitment to her work has interfered with her relationship with her husband and children. The book skips back and forth between Nina's present day ...
  • Skip
    Dec 15, 2013
    Weakest of the three Nina Borg books by the Danish duo of Kaaberbol and Friis. Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian immigrant,convicted of the attempted murder of her Danish fianc, escapes police custody on her way to police headquarters in Copenhagen. The Ukranian secret police are after...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    Nov 18, 2013
    Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis return with their third book - Death of a Nightingale - featuring protagonist Nina Borg. Nina is a Red Cross nurse working in a Danish refugee camp. She's passionate about her work and the people she looks after - to the detriment of her own life. He...
  • Scilla
    Jun 04, 2014
    I found this book a little confusing. It jumped between current time in Denmark and 20 years ago or so in Ukrainia. The people talked about in Ukrainia were not identified as any of the current characters until the last chapter in the book. The current story told about a young mother, ...
  • Barbara
    Jul 23, 2015
    In this third book in the 'Nina Borg' series, Nurse Borg is harboring a girl whose mother is in prison. The book can be read as a standalone. ***** Natasha - a Ukrainian woman living is Denmark - is in prison for attempted murder. She escapes police custody and is desperate to ...
  • Harvee
    Jul 08, 2013
    What do these two stories have to do with each other - sisters in 1930s Ukraine and a Ukranian mother and daughter in modern day Denmark? There are surprises and twists in the novel as the two plots slowly mesh together into a tale of old betrayal and modern day revenge. I loved this c...
  • Patty
    Jan 29, 2014
    Death Of A Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnette Friis My "in a nutshell" summary... Natasha Doroshenko has been arrested for murdering her fianc. On her way to her interrogation she escapes. Nina Borg...a nurse...tries to help Natasha and her daughter but much is unkno...
  • Steve
    Sep 06, 2016
    This one was not nearly as good as the first two books in this series, for three reasons. First, while the story is part of the Nina Borg series, and she's a character in this book, she really had no part of the plot. She's in many scenes, but surprisingly, Nina Borg really did not...
  • Victoria
    Dec 17, 2013
    This book marks the third entrant in the Danish Nina Borg series. This one also includes a historical element set in the Ukraine in the 1930s. It has been over a year since I last read this series, but the authors do a pretty nice job of inserting reminders of the previous plots withou...
  • Karen
    Aug 05, 2013
    I picked this up as a free galley at ALA Annual--thanks, Soho Crime! It's due out in November 2013. This is (I think) the third Nina Borg book from authors Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. Their first was The Boy in the Suitcase, which was very well received, and their second was In...
  • Brenda  Adams
    Aug 04, 2015
    Tense thriller, although a little hard to follow at times. It took me just a bit to identify the characters, but the taut writing kept me guessing right up until the end. I will be reading more by this author. ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 07, 2013
    3.5 Review to follow. ...
  • Anna
    Jan 02, 2016
    Nina Borg, now separated from her husband and becoming somewhat estranged from her children, is maybe a bit too emotionally attached to a child, Katarina, in her care at the Red Cross camp. Katarina was placed at the camp when her mother, Natasha, was arrested for the attempted murder ...
  • Cathy Cole
    Aug 29, 2013
    Nina Borg is a fascinating character who can make a reader feel strong and conflicting emotions. Her work for the Danish Red Cross is her mission in life. She is compelled to save the world through every single person she helps. She is a person to be admired for her strength, determina...
  • Andrew
    Nov 30, 2013
    I really should have learnt my lesson about this series. Thought the 1st book was an excellent Scandinavian style mystery and it was a nice easy read with a good storyline. The 2nd book was a quick turn off and I didn't get more than 50 pages in. So I thought hey why not give the third...
  • Monica
    Nov 18, 2013
    It's well written and the settings - both in Denmark and Ukraine are very well done. I found the back story of the family in the Ukraine in the 1930's much more interesting than the contemporary Danish action. The OCD do-gooder nurse Nina is as annoying as she is engaging to me, and th...
  • Stephanie
    Sep 14, 2013
    Recently, I've really gotten into crime thrillers - and I discovered the Nina Borg series by Kaaberl and Friis and Death of a Nightingale is the third book in these series. I actually read the past two previously a few months back, but since I was allowed to read this book as an arc,...
  • Larraine
    Nov 20, 2013
    t can be difficult to jump into an ongoing crime/mystery series. The main character in this series, Nina Borg, was introduced in the book "The Boy In The Suitcase," and another book followed. This is the third. The books take place in Denmark which, like many other Western Eur...
  • Denise
    Jun 13, 2013
    This series just keeps getting better...I love Nina Borg! I love how beautifully flawed she is. Her OCD is charming. I admire her dedication to the refugees at the Coal House camp and feel sad with her when it creates a heartbreaking rift in her family. In this book, she is still strug...
  • Bieke Stengos
    Apr 05, 2014
    It was a page turner but I think it lacked substance. The connection between the Ukraine and Natasha and her daughter is not present enough. The connection between Nina and the child is not believable. The child is seldom awake so the reader is simply told. Al the characters move in bu...
  • Zoeytron
    Jul 24, 2013
    Grab a cup of hot tea and settle on in for a Nordic winter?s tale. You?ll want that hot beverage as you read the vivid descriptions of the driving snow and bone-chilling cold. This mystery is woven between scenes from the Ukraine in 1934 and present day Denmark. It all comes togeth...
  • M
    Aug 13, 2013
    I recommend this series to mystery lovers, especially to readers who prefer plots that explore social justice and morality. Death of a Nightingale finds Nina Borg, compulsive do-gooder, now involved with Ukrainian detainees seeking asylum in Denmark. Among them are Natasha, abused refu...
  • Celia
    Nov 04, 2013
    It helped that I read the first book in the series, The Boy in the Suitcase which I bought on my own. However, I did not read the second book in the series. I thought the first book on the whole was better than the third book. While I am not that fond in general of the technique the...
  • LibraryReads
    Oct 11, 2013
    ?Compulsive do-gooder Nina Borg is now involved with Ukrainian detainees seeking asylum in Denmark. Among them are Natasha, an abused refugee and widow of a slain journalist, and her anxious 8-year-old daughter, Katerina. The two are pursued by a mysterious, powerful Ukrainian woman ...
  • Chris Birdy
    Apr 05, 2016
    This was an extremely intense book of a Ukrainian woman, Natasha, accused of killing her second husband. She's hiding from the Danish authorities with her sick child. When she's caught, the child is sent to a refugee camp and Nina Borg becomes involved trying to care for the little gir...
  • Carol
    Sep 24, 2016
    Death of a Nightengale is bleak followed by more bleak followed by horrific. How could it be anything else when, at its core it combines the starvation and slaughter of Stalin's Ukraine of 1935 and the coldest and darkest of Scandinavian mystery plots? So much death, hunger and betraya...
  • Calzean
    Apr 16, 2017
    A bleak read. The book swings between Ukraine in 1935 and modern Denmark. In the Ukraine Stalinism is rife. The Kulaks are being sent to Siberia, neighbours are informing on neighbours and hunger is rife. Olga's sister Oxana is a Stalinist darling. In modern day Denmark, Natasha e...
  • Janelle
    Jan 15, 2016
    I had a horrible time putting this book down from the start. This is the third book in the Nina Borg trilogy. Again, the authors make a compelling story that's full of action as they shift from past to present and character to character. Nina is a nurse who divorced and depressed and f...